by: Scott McCaulley

The Forsyth Panthers started December by claiming the championship of their own tournament and finish the month with another tournament title.

The second seeded Panthers knocked off the host and top seed 70-62 in the Walnut Grove Tournament final Saturday. Machaiah Rocha scored 26 points to send the Panthers to the win. Another area team one their final game of the tournament at Hurley knocked off Richland in the Consolation Final 70-58.

In other action, Harrison takes second and third place finishes at the Lendel Thomas Classic at Goblin Arena. The Goblins fall to Bentonville in the Boys Championship Game 57-48 while the Girls prevailed for 3rd in Double Overtime over Huntsville 40-36. Complete Scores below:
Ashdown 60 Wynne 22 (7th)
Obion County, Tenn. 50 Bentonville West 42 (5th)
Harrison 40 Huntsville 36 2 OT (3rd)
Gravette 67 Earle 60 (1st)

Wynne 52 Ashdown 30 (7th)
White Hall 56 Earle 48 (5th)
Forrest City 66 Springfield Parkview 51 (3rd)
Bentonville 57 Harrison 48 (1st)

At the Berryville Holiday Hoops Tournament, the host Bobcats claimed the Championship as they defeated Huntsville 55-29. Valley Springs claimed the Girls Title with a 43-38 win over Pocahontas. The White County Boys and Berryville Girls took third. Scores below:
Bergman 48 Green Forest 39 (7th)
Jacksonville 60 Bald Knob 49 (5th)
Berryville 49 Jasper 30 (3rd)
Valley Springs 43 Pocahontas 38 (1st)

Bergman 59 CAC 56((7th)
Valley Springs 74 Pocahontas 67 (5th)
White County 39 Monett 30 (3rd)
Berryville 55 Huntsville 29 (1st)

Finally, though not technically a Holiday Tournament, the annual North Arkansas Boys and Girls High School Tournament had First Round Games Saturday at Pioneer Pavilion.
Cotter 53 Lead Hill 39
Bergman 57 Flippin 32

Alpena 64 Flippin 61
Deer 82 Bruno-Pyatt 51
Jasper 59 Marshall 57
Cotter 61 Lead Hill 41

Remaining First Round Game Schedule
St.. Joe vs. Alpena Monday 5:00
Marshall vs. Yellville-Summit Monday 7:30
Kingston vs. Dover Tuesday 4:00
Omaha vs. Western Grove Tuesday 6:30
Jasper vs. Deer Tuesday 7:45

Omaha vs. St. Joe Monday 3:30
Kingston vs. Bergman Monday 6:15
Western Grove vs. Highland Tuesday 5:15