Category Archives: Basketball

Boys: Alma 78, Springdale 70 (OT)

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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ALMA — Austin Lee and Jake Folkerts combined for 56 points and scored 13 of Alma’s 15 points in overtime to lift the Airedales to a 78-70 win over Springdale High on Friday night.

Springdale (4-6) led 60-55 with less than three minutes left. Alma took a lead with less than a minute left, but Bulldog all-state guard Chris Owens answered with a tough fade-away jumper from the foul line to put Springdale ahead 62-61 with 34.5 seconds left.

The Bulldogs got a stop and Owens was fouled, but made just one of two at the line with 8.8 seconds left. Alma’s … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale 73, Alma 67

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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ALMA — Springdale High started the game red-hot and built a big lead, then survived an Alma rally to hang on for a 73-67 road win and snap a two-game losing streak.

The Lady Bulldogs (6-3) scored on their first 10 possessions and shot 82 percent in the first quarter as they built a double-digit lead. Junior Ja’Vonda Daniels scored a game-high 19 points as the Lady Bulldogs (6-3) won while playing without junior all-state point guard Kierra Lang.

But it didn’t wind up an easy win despite Springdale jumping out to a 23-10 lead in the opening quarter. Alma knocked down … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Conway 72, Springdale High 33

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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Asia Willard scored a game-high 22 and Arkansas signee Jordan Danberry added 16 as Conway routed Springdale 72-33 to win the Wampus Cat Invitational's third-place game Saturday.

The defending 7A state champion Lady Wampus Cats built a big lead early and handed the Lady Bulldogs (5-3) their second lopsided loss against a defending state champion in as many days. Springdale struggled mightily without injured all-state point guard Kierra Lang (knee), committing 26 turnovers a day after having 27 in a 60-19 loss to … Continue Reading ››

Turning Out The Lights at Massie Gym

Vernon Tarver

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Vernon Tarver is a sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Fayetteville, as well as Farmington and Elkins sports.

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Farmington played its final varsity basketball games at Myrl Massie Gymnasium on Friday. The Cardinals and Lady Cardinals sent their home venue out in style, picking up a pair of wins over rival Prairie Grove. Massie Gym, which opened in 1984, is being replaced at Farmington by a brand-new state-of-the-art Cardinal Arena. The teams will play their first games in the new building next month. Here's footage of the 'Turning out the Lights' ceremony following the games. Athletic director Brad Blew welcomed back Farmington alumni (players, cheerleaders, band members, coaches, etc.) from over the years to help celebrate with the festivities. I'll give … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Springdale 61, Raytown, Mo., 59

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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Chris Owens hit a 70-foot game-winner at the buzzer to lift Springdale High to an improbable 61-59 comeback victory over Raytown, Mo., at the Blue Springs, Mo., tournament on Friday.

Owens' game-winner capped Springdale's 13-0 game-ending run after trailing 59-48 with just 1:37 left. Springdale trailed 46-39 entering the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs (4-4) snapped a three-game skid with the victory. Owens scored a game-high 19 points, senior Wyatt Norris hit three 3-pointers and had a career-high 13 points, senior Tyler Tutt added 11 and senior TreShawn Gause 10.

Brandon Sublett and Jailen Gill each scored 17 for Raytown, while Derrick Walker added … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Greenwood 60, Springdale 19

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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CONWAY — Senior Megan Hartness outscored Springdale High by herself, finishing with a game-high 24 points as defending Class 6A state champion Greenwood dominated from start to finish in a 60-19 victory in the Wampus Cat Invitational semifinals.

Springdale (5-2) shot just 20 percent from the floor and turned the ball over a season-high 27 times in the blowout loss.

Springdale was down 30-11 when it lost … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Park Hill, Mo., 66, Springdale High 48

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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Wichita State signee Landry Shamet scored a game-high 23 and Southern Illinois signee Deionte Wilson added 20 as Park Hill broke open a tight game in the second half for a 66-48 victory in the first round of the Blue Springs, Mo., tournament Thursday.

Park Hill (3-0) led 32-28 at halftime, then outscored Springdale 19-7 in the third quarter.

Senior guard TreShawn Gause scored a career-high 20 points for the Bulldogs (3-4), which dropped their third straight game. Seniors Chris Owens and Tyler Tutt each scored 11.

Springdale will face another stiff test tomorrow when it plays Raytown, Mo., which is led by … Continue Reading ››

Boys: Alma 68, Bentonville 65

Henry Apple

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Bentonville, as well as Gravette and topics that include state schools and the Arkansas Activities Association. During the spring, he handles high school track in Northwest Arkansas. He is a lifelong Arkansas resident.

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ALMA — The number of fouls Bentonville’s boys basketball team picked up Tuesday night didn’t settle too well with Tigers coach Jason McMahan.

Bentonville was whistled for 30 team fouls — 20 in the second half — and that lead to the Tigers’ first loss of the season as Alma claimed a 68-65 nonconference victory at Charles B. Dyer Gymnasium.

“A lot of that came from a lack of focus on our end and poor execution, compared to Alma’s great execution of its game plan,” McMahan said. “I think we got out of position and made some fouls.

“We had eight turnovers in … Continue Reading ››

Girls: Springdale High 53, Lake Hamilton 21

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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Springdale High routed Lake Hamilton 53-21 in the first round of Conway’s Wampus Cat Invitational on Monday to set up the first of two potential matchups with defending state champions.

The Lady Bulldogs (5-1) will face reigning 6A champ Greenwood in the second round Friday. A victory in that matchup could lead to a championship-game showdown with host and defending 7A champ Conway.

Junior Kierra Lang scored a game-high 16 points and Springdale led 28-9 at halftime in the blowout. Ja’Vonda Daniels added nine points and Chasidee Owens eight as nine Lady Bulldogs scored in the win. Katie Carpenter and Hailey HumphreysContinue Reading ››

Girls Basketball: Springdale High 60, Mustang, Okla. 29

Jimmy Carter

Sports Reporter at NWA Media
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.

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Junior Chasidee Owens scored a career-high 19 points to lead Springdale High to an impressive 60-29 victory over Mustang, Okla., in the third-place game of the Durant (Okla.) Lion Classic on Saturday.

Springdale (4-1) bounced back strong from a 50-49 loss at the buzzer to Westmoore, Okla., in the semifinals Friday. The Lady Bulldogs led 32-11 at halftime and cruised to the win.

Owens led the way, earning all-tournament honors for her performance. Senior Ja’Vonda Daniels knocked down three 3-pointers and scored nine points for the Lady Bulldogs, while sophomore Haley Dougan added eight points.

Abby Niehues and Brandi Russell each scored five … Continue Reading ››