by: Scott McCaulley
The 4A-1 Conference Openers for the Harrison Basketball Teams took different turns Friday night at Prairie Grove.
In the Girls Game, the Lady Goblins stayed undefeated, but had to hold off a second-half Lady Tiger run to grab the win 61-44 behind the 19 points of Sydney Shrum. Harrison built a 26 point lead but a 13-0 Prairie Grove run gave the home team some life before the Lady Goblins closed it out to stay undefeated for the season.
Meanwhile, the Goblins quest for a first win of the season had some life as they trailed only by six to start the fourth quarter, but Harrison wouldn’t score in the final period until under two minutes to go as the Tigers pull away to a 45-33 win. Ethan Edwards led the Goblins with 18 points.
Hillcrest 68 Branson 54
Hollister 57 Monett 44