by: Scott McCaulley
Both area schools take wins in their opening round games of the Arkansas 4A State Basketball Tournament at Morrilton on Tuesday.
The Harrison Lady Goblins hold off Brookland 49-41 to advance to the second round of the Girls Tournament on Thursday against Star City while the Berryville Bobcats claim an opening round win in the Boys Tournament 53-33 over Batesville Southside to advance to a second round game on Thursday against Magnolia.
The only area team in action today is Flippin as they will take on Fordyce in the 2A Girls Tournament in Melbourne this afternoon.
The Jasper Girls along with the Western Grove Boys and Girls in 1A and the Valley Springs Girls in 3A will open State Tournament play on Thursday.