ALMA — Top-seeded Forrest City pounded on Morrilton’s door for the entire second half of Friday’s quarterfinal state tournament game at Alma — but could not open it.
Bob Lemke has added yet another gun to his collection.
The Forrest City Mustangs can wrap up the outright 5A-East boys conference title Thursday when they host Nettleton for their final regular season game at Mustang Arena.
So far this season, at home, Blytheville has knocked off two of the top three 5A-East teams – Greene County Tech and Wynne.
With the game tied 61-all, Forrest City’s Sherika Stewart scored on an inbounds play with 9.3 seconds as the Lady Mustangs handed Blytheville a 65-61 loss Friday night at Chickasaw Gym.
The Carlisle Bison played the Hughes Blue Devils close for a quarter and a half before Hughes pulled away for a 53-45 win over the Bison in the finals of the 6AA district tournament on Friday.
The No. 2 seeded Hughes Lady Blue Devils were denied an opportunity to play for the 6AA district tournament title Thursday, when third-seeded Augusta claimed a game-shortened 56-42 victory.
The top-seeded Hughes Blue Devils lived up to their billing Wednesday night at the 6AA district tournament, defeating Hazen 75-63, to advance to Friday's district championship game.
Sixth-seeded Augusta shocked the No. 3 seeded Palestine-Wheatley Patriots Tuesday night, delivering a season-ending 52-46 blow to the Patriots at the 6AA district tournament in McCrory.