The long wait to play a basketball game is over for the Forrest City Lady Mustangs.
PressuredForrest City Lady Mustang players Adjone Joiner (10) and Jabrisha Hawkins (20) double team Helena-West Helena’s Tyra Hampton (3) during a home game played at Mustang Arena on Dec. 2. The Lady Mustangs will play at Beebe tonight as part of a tripleheader that also includes the Forrest City seventh grade girls and the Junior Lady Mustangs. Following tonight’s game, the Lady Mustangs will open play at the Neosho Holiday Classic in Neosho, Mo., on Dec. 29. Photo by Fred Conley.
The Forrest City Lady Mustangs softball team will sponsor a bake sale on Saturday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., in front of Cedric Williams’ State Farm Insurance office on Washington Street.
Prep Basketball Thursday’s Scores Senior Boys Marvell 67, P-Wheatley 63 Bay 60, Hughes 49 Senior Girls P-Wheatley 52, Marvell 31 Junior Boys P-Wheatley 45, Marvell 35 Bay 36, Hughes 28 Forrest City 54, WM East 44 Friday, December 19 FCity at Beebe, 4:30 p.m. (7thGirls, JrGirls, SrGirls) Hughes at Clarksville, 6 p.m. (SrGirls, SrBoys) Border War Classic, Dyersburg P-W vs Dyersburg, 8 p.m. (Senior Boys) Saturday, December 20 Hughes at Charleston, 4 p.m. (SrGirls, SrBoys) FCity at Har-Ber (JV-VBoys) Nettleton Christmas Classic Junior Girls Thursday’s Scores Brookland 51, FCity 31 Annie Camp 31, Paragould 28 Mt. Home 48, WM Wonder 21 Nettleton 52, WM East 5 Friday, December 19 Nettleton vs Brookland, 1:45 … Continued
Forrest City, Palestine-Wheatley and Hughes will play a lot of basketball over the next few days as well as over the Christmas break.
Prep basketball schedules
Forrest City Mustangs coach Rich Trail and his staff named nine players – six seniors, two juniors and one sophomore – to postseason football honors this week.
Keion Scofield poured in 16 points Monday to lift Hughes past Barton 58-55 in a senior boys game played at Blue Devil Gym.
KIPP Delta cruised to victories over Palestine-Wheatley’s junior and senior boys, while the P-W Lady Patriots took care of the KIPP senior girls in 6AA Conference games played Monday at Palestine-Wheatley’s Patriot Gym.
KIPP Delta 46, P-W 23
The Holiday Hoops Invitational (formerly known as the Arkansas Hoops Challenge) will be played Saturday at North Little Rock High School, sponsored by the Arkansas Basketball Academy.