BENTONVILLE — Malik Monk scored 23 of his game-high 29 points in the second half Friday and helped Bentonville's boys pull away for an 80-59 victory over El Dorado in a game played before a national television audience and a packed Tiger Arena.
Bentonville (11-6) took control of a close game in the the second half with its fast-paced play. The Tigers outscored El Dorado (15-3) 26-15 in the third quarter and stretched a five-point halftime lead into a 57-41 margin, then led by as much as 26 points in the fourth quarter.
T.J. Sugg of Springdale Har-Ber was announced Thursday as the Gatorade state boys cross country runner of the year for Arkansas.
Sugg won the Class 7A state championship in November with a time of 15:48.8 He won the Missouri Southern Stampede in 15:22.2 and was the fastest runner from Arkansas at the Chili Pepper Cross Country Festival, where he finished eighth overall in 15:26.2.
Sugg, a senior a 3.41 grade point average, is undecided about his college choice.
“T.J. Sugg doesn’t seem to have any weaknesses in races,” Har-Ber coach Joe Crommett said. “Whatever they throw at him, he is able to respond … Continue Reading ››
Here is a recap of the week that was in Arkansas high school basketball, as well as a few things to keep an eye on this upcoming week.
Winter Weather Wreaks Havoc Across Arkansas
This week's slate of games has already been affected by winter weather and it appears as though it will continue to be affected Friday.
Several of Tuesday's games were postponed because of the threat of freezing rain and snow. With much of the state expected to get several inches of snow Friday, many schools have already cancelled class. That likely means there will be even more postponements.
The Arkansas Activities Association announced Wednesday that Carlisle will forfeit a total of eight games after the school self-reported a violation by its football and basketball teams to the AAA office.
The infraction is listed under Article III, Section 1, Rule 1, B1 of the AAA handbook.
The AAA said in a release that it has accepted Carlisle's decision to forfeit all four football victories this season. The Bison had originally finished the season 4-6 — 4-4 in 2A-6 Conference play — and reached the Class 2A state playoffs as a No. 5 seed before suffering a 46-8 first-round Hackett.