by: Scott McCaulley
For two teams that have struggled during the season, both the Harrison Boys and Branson Girls finished their Friday nights early picking up wins.
For the Goblins, they open play in the 4A-1 Conference Tournament by getting a mercy rule home win over Gentry 64-26 avenging a loss during the Regular Season. The win will send the Goblins on the road for second round tournament action Saturday at Gravette. 6:00 tip-off time Saturday in a game that can be heard on 94.9 FM KHOZ.
Meanwhile in Branson, the Lady Pirates got an early start in their match-up against Neosho with the cancellation of the Freshman Game and with the JV Contest limited to two quarters. Although down by as many as 12 points in the first half, Branson rallies and grabs a 45-39 over the Lady Wildcats for win number four of the season.