by: Scott McCaulley

The first Saturday of 2019 sees several area High School Basketball Tournaments hold their final night of competition.

In Harrison, the North Arkansas College Tournament conducted its Girls and Boys Finals at Pioneer Pavilion. It turns out to be a split for Valley Springs as the Girls are edged out by Norfork in their title game 68-66 while the Boys end up getting the win as they win their title game over Western Grove 71-63.

Two Missouri Lakes Area Teams that made runs in the State Tournament last year played for the Championship of the Girls Tournament at Sparta with Class 2 Quarter-finalist Blue Eye holding off Class 1 Runner-Up Bradleyville 42-38 in the title game.

The Bradleyville Boys were able to pick-up a win in a tournament Saturday as the Eagles rolled by fellow Mark Twain Conference Member School of the Ozarks in the Consolation Final of the Seymour Tournament 72-46.