Top two seeds advance at tournament

The Nettleton Raiders overcame a “sluggish” start to score 56 points over the final three quarters for a 64-34 win over the host Batesville Pioneers in the opening round of the 5A-East district tournament Monday.

Jonesboro boys, girls roll in 6A-East tourney

Jonesboro hosted first-round games in the 6A-East conference tournament Saturday afternoon, and both teams qualified for the upcoming Class 6A state tournament with mercy rule victories over Searcy in the girls’ game and Jacksonville in the boys’ contest.

Lady Mustangs score 85 points in mercy rule win over Wynne

Forrest City could have benefited from the 30-point “mercy rule” long before the half Thursday night in the 5A-East Conference season finale against the visiting Wynne Lady Yellowjackets, rather than having to wait until the designated second half for the running clock to begin.