The words “off season” are not words generally related to the Forrest City Mustang basketball program, especially during head coach Dwight Lofton’s past 20 seasons, which has produced numerous conference titles and two state championships. The Mustangs are the defending Class 5A state champs.
Playing defenseForrest City Lady Mustang Ty Norment (3) defends against a Valley View player in a 5A-East Conference game played Wednesday at Mustang Arena. Norment scored 11 points for the Lady Mustangs. Valley View won the game 42-39. Photo by Fred Conley
After playing three games over the holiday break at the Hoxie Mustang Classic, the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots will jump back into the 6AA Conference schedule tonight when they host Augusta at Patriot Gym.
Forrest City Lady Mustangs basketball coach Erica Taylor is looking for five girls who want to play and who want to win.
For the first time since the 2002-03 season, Dwight Lofton’s Forrest City Mustangs did not participate in a tournament during the Christmas break.
In the boys championship game played Thursday at the Mustang Classic in Hoxie, Hillcrest defeated Piggott 60-44 behind 20 points from Dyllan Nunnally and 15 from Tyson Durham.
After dropping a first round senior girls game Wednesday at the Holiday Classic in Neosho, Mo., to the host team Neosho, Forrest City’s Lady Mustangs rebounded Thursday with a second round 59-17 victory over Cedar Ridge.
Palestine-Wheatley stayed on the right side of the Mustang Christmas Classic bracket Thursday but fell one bracket short of earning a chance to play for the tournament title.
In a first round senior girls game played Wednesday at the Holiday Classic in Neosho, Mo, the host team Neosho defeated Forrest City’s Lady Mustangs 58-34.
The Palestine-Wheatley Patriots moved into the semifinal round of the Mustang Christmas Tournament at Hoxie Tuesday by taking an opening-round win over the host team Hoxie.
The Palestine-Wheatley Lady Patriots fell to the host team Hoxie Lady Mustangs 65-23 Tuesday in the first round of the Mustangs Christmas Tournament at Hoxie.