District Basketball Saturday: Final Day in Arkansas, Opening Day in Missouri

by: Scott McCaulley

While District Tournaments wrapped-up in Arkansas, it was opening day for several District Tournaments in Missouri.

Arkansas
The Harrison Lady Goblins have only three losses on the season. After opening the campaign with a loss at Springfield Kickapoo, the Lady Goblins ran the table until encountering Farmington, who knocked them off in the regular season finale then did the same Saturday in the 4A District Final at Prairie Grove as the Lady Cardinals pulled away in the second half for a 54-41 win. The Lady Goblins had the lead at half by five but a 15-5 run by Farmington in the third quarter put them up by five and they pulled away from there. Both teams will play in the 4A Regional in Berryville this week.

Meanwhile, Berryville finishes second in the 4A Boys District as they lose to Pea Ridge in the title game 68-56 though they will get to play in the regional they are hosting this coming week.

In other District Tournament Finals, Viola Girls beat Norfork 32-24 while the Izard County Boys beat Western Grove 84-46 at the Class 1A District at Omaha while Valley Springs swept the 3A District at Bergman, the Girls beating Mountain View 60-31 while the Boys defeated the host Panthers 68-64.

Missouri
Several District Tournaments opened up including the Class 2 at College of the Ozarks with four Girls Games. The Host School of the Ozarks Lady Patriots lost to top seed Blue Eye 62-23 while Billings upended fourth seeded Marionville 52-34. The seeds held up in the other two games with Spokane defeating Galena 64-43 while Springfield Greenwood knocked off Crane 51-40.

At the Class 1 at Norwood, both Bradleyville teams advance as the Girls beat Exeter 63-38 and the Boys held off Lutie 59-57. Both Hurley teams lost however as the Girls were eliminated by Norwood 67-31 and the Boys by Chadwick 84-43.

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