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The Sun-Times - Heber Springs, AR
  • Lady Eagles fall to host Nemo Vista in double OT

  • Host Nemo Vista rallied from a 10-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to forge overtime, where the third-seeded Lady Red Hawks staged another rally before edging sixth-seeded West Side 60-57 in double overtime on Friday in the first round of the Greers Ferry Lake Classic.
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  • Host Nemo Vista rallied from a 10-point deficit late in the fourth quarter to forge overtime, where the third-seeded Lady Red Hawks staged another rally before edging sixth-seeded West Side 60-57 in double overtime on Friday in the first round of the Greers Ferry Lake Classic.
    The Lady Eagles, who led 13-5 after the first quarter and 24-17 at half, pushed their lead to 36-26 when forward Ashley Gentry hit a pair of free throws with 2:17 remaining.
    Nemo Vista clawed back into the game behind two three-pointers from guard Chase Paladino, who scored 12 points in the fourth quarter after being held scoreless for the first 24 minutes.
    With time winding down and West Side holding a 40-37 lead after point guard Abby Turney and guard Emily Southerland each sank 1 of 2 free throws, Nemo Vista guard Jacie Andrews nailed a three-pointer from right elbow off a crosscourt assist from Paladino, sending the game into overtime.
    The Lady Red Hawks took their first lead of the game with 3:20 left in overtime on a free throw by forward Cassidy Thompson, but West Side bounced back, taking a 44-41 lead on a strong drive by guard Alexis Barnes, who fouled out moments later.
    Thompson turned an offensive rebound into a pair of free throws, guard Heather Kyle flipped a steal into two free throws and Paladino added two more from the stripe.
    Leading 47-44 with possession of the ball, Nemo Vista jumped back on top and appeared poised to finish until Turney deflected a pass near mid-court, gathered the steal and raced to the basket for a layup, sending the game into double overtime.
    Early in the second overtime, Andrews nailed a three-pointer from left elbow off an assist from Thompson and Kyle followed with a pair of free throws as the Lady Red Hawks took a 52-47 lead, which they never surrendered.
    Paladino led Nemo Vista with 19 points – all from the fourth quarter through double overtime, when she made four free throws. Andrews, who sank four three-pointers, followed with 18 for the Lady Red Hawks, Thompson had 15 and Kyle finished with nine.
    Turney led West Side (6-7) with 19 points, Gentry followed with 11, Barnes had nine and post player Taylor Clark chipped in seven.
    Sr. Girls
    Quitman 65, Concord 60
    The fourth-seeded Lady Bulldogs jumped out to a 17-0 lead and held off feisty fifth-seeded Concord in the first game of the Greers Ferry Lake Classic on Friday at Nemo Vista.
    Post player Raegan Rackley led Quitman (6-3) with 14 points and forward Roseanna Ezell followed with 13, while guards Sydney Johnson and Maggie Webb each tossed in eight.
    Guard Sydney Harlan poured in a game-high 30 points for Concord (11-8), guard Mallory Benton followed with 17 and guard Emily McClure has nine for the Lady Pirates, who defeated the Lady Bulldogs a previous meeting at Quitman.
    Page 2 of 3 - Rose Bud 44, Shirley 28
    The second-seeded Lady Ramblers cruised past seventh-seeded Shirley in the first round of the Greers Ferry Lake Classic as guard Randi Hartwick drilled five three-pointers while scoring a game-high 19 points.
    Guard Bailee Burchfield added six points for the Lady Ramblers (6-3) and post players Natalie Sherwood and Raven Ide each scored four points along with guard Sarah Caldwell.
    Guard Alli Bradley sank three from beyond the arc while pacing Shirley (3-12) with 11 points and forward Keisha Johnson followed with seven.
    Sr. Boys
    MVE 57, Quitman 48
    Fourth-seeded Mount Vernon-Enola jumped out to a 27-16 lead and held off a second half surge by the fifth-seeded Bulldogs in the first round of the Greers Ferry Lake Classic on Friday.
    Guards Clayton Beene and Hunter Barden each made a pair of three-pointers while leading MVE (10-6) with 14 points. Power forward Newly Martin added 11 points for the Warhawks, guard Keeton McEntire registetred 10, including seven in the fourth quarter, and forward Adam Caudill scored six of his seven points in the final period.
    Forward Trey McGhee, forward Trevor Williams and guard DJ McVay each scored 10 points to pace Quitman (3-6), while guard Cutler Stewart added nine, including two three-pointers in the fourth quarter.
    Cutler's second three-pointer of the fourth quarter pulled the Bulldogs within three at 47-44, but the Warhawks used a timeout with 1:39 remaining to regroup and regained control when Caudill completed a three-point play off a strong drive.
    Rose Bud 61, Nemo Vista 54
    Guard Blake Ferrell and forward Andrew Adcock scored all but 10 points for the second-seeded Ramblers, who eliminated host Nemo Vista 61-54 on Friday in the first round of the Greers Ferry Lake Classic.
    Rose Bud (3-5) led 32-22 at half as Ferrell hit five three-pointers while scoring 19 of his team-high 28 points in the first 16 minutes. Adcock followed with 20 points, including 14 in the second half and guard Jake Pratt added six for the Ramblers, who are playing without two starters – forward Tyler Mercer and post player Brandon Hampton.
    Versatile forward Ty Virden dominated inside while scoring a first-round tournament high of 32 points for Nemo Vista (5-11), including 22 in the second half as the seventh-seeded Red Hawks closed within three in the final minute. Forward Cameron Chancellor and guard Ethan Roberts each added seven points for Nemo Vista.
    West Side 64, Shirley 43
    The third-seeded Eagles had 12 players reach the scoring column as the soared past sixth-seeded Shirley on Friday night in the final opening round game of the Greers Ferry Lake Classic.
    Power forward Ben Hargrove led West Side (8-5) with 18 points, guard Bryce Hipp followed with 16 and forward Mason Treece added eight.
    Page 3 of 3 - Power forward Evan Murray scored all of his team-high 12 points in the second half for Shirley (5-11). Guard Hunter Smith added nine, forward Hunter Gray had eight and forward Seth Linn recorded seven for the Blue Devils.

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