by: Scott McCaulley
The Harrison Lady Goblins and Berryvile Bobcats will play for 4A District Basketball Championships today at Prairie Grove.
The Lady Goblins will face a rematch against one of only two teams to beat them this season. After opening the season with a loss to Springfield Kickapoo, the Lady Goblins ran the table until meeting Farmington in the last game of the regular season last week. Today, the two will play for the District Title at 5:30. The game can be heard Live on BOOTZ 94.9 FM/AM 900 KHOZ.
Meanwhile, Berryville’s Boys will play for the 4A District Title at 7:00 against Pea Ridge. All the teams playing today will advance to the Regional Tournament at Berryville next week.
Several other tournaments either wrapped-up or played semi-final games Friday. The wrap-up courtesy of Matt Sharp at KTLO:
The 1A-2 District Tournament held its semifinal round Friday at Omaha.
Norfork’s girls were able to advance to the title game with a 54-45 win over Western Grove. The Lady Panthers improve to 22-9 on the season, and the Lady Warriors fall to 17-13.
Viola will be Norfork’s next opponent, after they defeated Lead Hill 58-20. The Lady Longhorns are now 32-2 on the year, and the Lady Tigers drop to 24-16.
Viola was not as fortunate on the boys’ side, as they fell to Western Grove 67-57. The Longhorns’ record is now 27-7, and the Warriors are 25-8.
Izard County advanced to play Western Grove after beating Omaha 77-44. Caleb Faulkner was the Cougars’ top scorer with 19 points, Dylan Tharp scored 14, and Coby Everett added 13. Izard County has a mark of 32-5 on the season, and the Eagles fall to 20-12.
The 2A-1 District Tournament came to an end at Decatur.
Cotter came in as the top-seeded team on the girls’ bracket, but they ended up losing the title game to Flippin 58-52. The Lady Warriors drop to 20-12 for the season, and the Lady Bobcats improve to 18-15.
Flippin made it a sweep of the district championships, as the boys topped Yellville-Summit 36-25. The Bobcats stand at 25-9, and the Panthers fall to 18-7.
Cotter’s boys ended up finishing third in the tournament with a 45-34 win over Decatur. The Warriors improve to 11-24 on the year.
In the other third-place game, the Yellville-Summit girls were doubled up by Eureka Springs 58-29. The Lady Panthers now have a record of 11-15.
The semifinals of the 3A-1 East District Tournament were held at Bergman.
Mountain View’s girls, the No. 1 seed, eliminated the host Lady Panthers 57-48. The Lady Yellowjackets’ record stands at 22-3, and Bergman falls to 26-11.
Valley Springs will be Mountain View’s next opponent after beating Rose Bud 56-47. The Lady Tigers improve to 29-7 on the year.
Mountain View did not fare as well on the boys’ side, as they fell to top-seeded Valley Springs 70-28. The Yellowjackets are now 11-14, and the Tigers are 31-3.
In the other boys’ semifinal, Bergman dominated Clinton by a score of 71-42. The Panthers improve to 30-6 on the season.
Jasper’s boys took the championship game of the 1A-1 District Tournament down to the wire at Kingston, but they were edged out by the New School 58-57. The Pirates fall to 22-21 on the year. Alpena beat Kingston in the Girls Game 70-51.