WM Wonder sweeps Jr. Mustangs teams

The Forrest City Junior Mustangs and Junior Lady Mustangs played their season opening games Thursday at West Memphis Wonder.

Wonder defeated the Forrest City eighth grade girls 17-9 and the ninth grade girls 33-11.

In the boys games, Wonder took a 22-7 win over the Forrest City eighth grade team and defeated the ninth grade team 52-35.

Both teams will open play Saturday at the Beebe/Centennial Bank Junior High Basketball Tournament at Beebe.

The Junior Lady Mustangs will play a first-round game against Cabot South at 2:30 p.m., while the Junior Mustangs will take on Cabot South at 3:45 p.m.

The winners will return on Monday while the losing team will return to the tournament on Wednesday to face either Beebe or Wynne.

In other first-round games scheduled for Saturday, Beebe and Wynne will face off in both the junior girls and boys games while Stuttgart and Vilonia teams will play and Harding Academy and Batesville will battle.

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Nettleton opened a 14-point lead Thursday night and went on to defeat Bay 67-53 in a senior girls’ benefit basketball game.

Jordan Elder scored 16 points to lead the Lady Raiders, followed by Kalveona Pepper with 15 and Mya Love with 11.

Nettleton led 38-24 at halftime and 52-40 after the third quarter.

Mallory Hartley scored 20 points and Sarah Blackman added 15 for Bay.

Nettleton won the junior high game 40-10.

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Quinton Tate scored 21 points Thursday night to help Jonesboro Annie Camp defeat MacArthur 57-43 in the championship game of the Jack Moore junior high boys basketball tournament at Valley View.

A.J. Davis and B.J. Wilson added nine points apiece for the Whirlwinds (3-0).

Keyln McBride scored 11 points for MacArthur.

Mountain Home defeated Marion 38-26 in the girls' championship game.

Annie Camp won the junior girls' third-place game, beating Valley View 55-28 as Judaisha Morris scored 20 points.

Brookland beat Paragould 40-25 in the fifth-place game behind 14 points from Kanya Ford and 11 from Carleigh Smith.