This week’s inclement weather has forced the postponement of tonight’s 5A-East basketball schedule, and the threat of more wintry weather could impact games scheduled for later this week.
DefenseThree Forrest City Lady Mustang players surround a Nettleton player in a 5A-East Conference girls game played Thursday at Mustang Arena. Nettleton won the game 71-52 to end their season. Photo by Fred Conley.
Paragould’s Brandon Clifford scored 47 points to lead the Rams to an 84-81 victory over the Mustangs Friday in a 5A-East Conference game played at Paragould. The win gave Paragould the conference season sweep over Forrest City. The Rams beat the Mustangs 67-63 last month at Mustang Arena giving Paragould the two victories by a total of seven points. With Paragould’s win over the Mustangs and Valley View’s win over Greene County Tech Friday, Forrest City slips to second place in the 5A-East Conference standings at 8-2, while Valley View takes over sole ownership of first place, sitting at 9-1. The Blazers will be on top alone at least until … Continued
The Paragould Lady Rams held Forrest City to just six points in the second half Friday and forced 29 turnovers on their way to a 54-21 win in a 5A-East Conference game played at Paragould.
The Bay Junior Yellowjackets took home the 1A-3 East district title Satuday by defeating Hughes 55-37 in the championship game played at Maynard.
Tonight, Forrest City has the chance to even the score against Paragould, when the Mustangs face the only 5A-East Conference team to beat them so far this season.
Tonight’s Games Forrest City at Paragould Nettleton at Batesville Blytheville at Wynne Valley View at GCTech Augusta at Hazen Brinkley at P-Wheatley Bradford at McCrory Clarendon at Marvell Des Arc at KIPP Delta Hughes at Earle Thursday’s Scores Junior Girls Batesville 58, Forrest City 23 Junior Boys Batesville 58, Forrest City 43 6AA Junior District At Palestine-Wheatley Championship Game Junior Boys KIPP Delta defeated Clarendon Junior Girls Carlisle defeated Clarendon 1A-3 East Junior District At Maynard Saturday, February 14 Championship Game Junior Boys Bay vs Hughes, 6 p.m. 5A-East Junior District At Batesville Saturday, February 14 Junior Girls GCTech vs Blytheville, 10:30 a.m. Paragould vs Valley View, 1 p.m. Nettleton vs Forrest … Continued
The Palestine-Wheatley athletic calendar could be a little more crowded for the 2015-16 school year.
Forrest City basketball coach Dwight Lofton made it official this week, saying he will not return to the Forrest City bench this season.
KIPP Delta got double digit scoring from three players Wednesday night, which was more than enough to secure a 51-31 win over Palestine-Wheatley in a 6AA Junior District semifinal game played at Patriot Gym.
Thanks to Blytheville, the Forrest City Mustangs received a little breathing room on Tuesday.