After missing out last season, the Paragould Lady Rams are back in the 5A state tournament.
Playing defenseForrest City's Tykeia Edwards (22) defends against a Paragould Lady Rams player in Tuesday's first round 5A East conference tournament game played at Valley View. Paragould won the game 76-51 to advance to the Class 5A state tournament. The loss ended the season for the Lady Mustangs. Photo by Fred Conley
Mired in a midseason seven-game losing streak and facing a long road that didn’t appear to be going any place good, the Forrest City Mustangs found the resolve to win seven of their last 12 games to finish third in the 5A-East Conference.
5A-East Conference Tournament
One week remains before the start of the high school state basketball tournaments.
Feb. 20 – 24 at Valley View HS
Top-seeded Tuckerman rolled past second-seeded Marianna Lee 77-59 Saturday night in the 3A-2 boys district tournament championship game played at Bald Knob.
Tionna Martin scored 25 points to lead Marianna past Harding Academy 49-43 and into the championship game of the 3A-2 District Tournament in Bald Knob.
It wasn’t exactly a conference “shootout” Thursday night at Yellowjacket Arena between longtime rivals Forrest City and Wynne.
Ty Norment almost outscored Wynne by herself Thursday in the regular season-ending 5A-East Conference game played at Yellowjacket Arena.
There are no two ways about it. Tonight’s game at Wynne is “personal” for the Forrest City Mustangs.