by: Scott McCaulley
The Blue Eye Lady Bulldogs overcame a bad shooting night and a tough College Heights Defense to slip by the Lady Cougars 46-40 at the Missouri Class 2 Sectional Game at Carthage Wednesday Night.
After jumping out to a quick 7-1 lead, Blue Eye went ice cold from the field while College Heights heated up and led most the rest of the half before the Lady Bulldogs tied it up at half. Blue Eye stretched the lead to five several times in the second half only to see College Heights stay close before the Lady Bulldogs managed to hit some key shots and free throws late to seal the win and move Blue Eye to the Class 2 Quarterfinals at Republic Saturday against Mansfield.
In the Boys Sectional, Greenwood overcame a slow start to down Purdy 79-50.
Meanwhile in Arkansas, a tough day for the local teams in State Tournament action, as Bergman, Eureka Springs, and Flippin all lost their opening round games:
Bigelow Girls 54 Eureka Springs 41 (2A in Quitman)
Des Arc Girls 49 Flippin 38 (2A in Quitman)
Pangburn Boy 71 Flippin 63 (2A in Quitman)
Dumas Boys 55 Bergman 35 (3A in Charleston)
Today in Arkansas State Tournament action:
Kingston Boys vs Bradley 2:30 (1A in Hot Springs)
Kingston Girls vs Emerson 4:00 (1A in Hot Springs)
Jasper Boys vs Kirby 5:30 (1A in Hot Springs)