State Basketball Report – Feb. 12

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.

Milestone Victories

A pair of Arkansas girls' basketball coaches earned milestone victories last week.

First, North Little Rock coach Daryl Fimple picked up career win No. 400 with the Lady Charging Wildcats' 52-45 win over Cabot Friday.

He is in his 17th season as a head coach and has spent time at Shirley and Lonoke, as well as North Little Rock.

The Lady Charging Wildcats made all eight of their free throws after Cabot got within 42-40 … Continue Reading ››

Prep Wrestling: Big West Conference Preview

FORT SMITH — Springdale Har-Ber claimed the Arkansas Wrestling Coaches/Officials Association Dual State title last weekend and the Wildcats will be the favorite to win the upcoming Big West Conference tournament, which begins Friday at Fort Smith Southside. But Har-Ber coach Nika West wants to make sure his team is focused on this event and not the upcoming state tournament.

"My main focus is to keep their attention on this tournament and to go out and perform to the best of their ability," West said."A win here or there can change seedings for the state tournament."

"We've got to worry about Friday, then … Continue Reading ››

Basketball Scoreboard – Feb. 9

These are the scores for high school basketball games played Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. If a score is not listed and you know it, feel free to comment on this post and/or tweet @NWAHutch.

BOYS RESULTS

7A/6A-CENTRAL

Van Buren 68, Alma 43

Bryant 60, Little Rock Catholic 35

Russellville 59, Conway 54

Siloam Springs 52, Greenwood 42

7A-WEST

Bentonville 69, Fort Smith Northside 62

Fayetteville 68, Fort Smith Southside 36

Rogers Heritage 42, Rogers 36

7A/6A-EAST

Jonesboro 78, Little Rock Central 68

Marion 66, Cabot 61

North Little Rock 71, Mountain Home 53

West Memphis 40, Searcy 21

6A-SOUTH

Benton 50, Sheridan 30

Little Rock Parkview 55, Lake Hamilton 43

Pine Bluff 56, Little Rock Hall 48 (OT)

5A-CENTRAL

Little Rock … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville This Week

NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS • @NWAMICHAELW Fayetteville High's Jasmine Franklin (32) and Fort Smith Northside's Fatarah Kinnard (10) fight for a rebound Friday, February 5, 2016 during their game at Fayetteville High School.
NWA Democrat-Gazette/MICHAEL WOODS • @NWAMICHAELW
Fayetteville High's Jasmine Franklin (32) and Fort Smith Northside's Fatarah Kinnard (10) fight for a rebound Friday, February 5, 2016 during their game at Fayetteville High School.
Five consecutive wins, including one furious fourth quarter rally against the conference leading team and suddenly the Fayetteville girls' basketball team is back in … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville basketball this week

Bentonville's boys enter this week's action a solid second in the 7A-West Conference standings, and the Tigers can add some distance between them and the rest of the league with a pair of wins this week.

Bentonville (14-7, 6-2) welcomes Fort Smith Northside to Tiger Arena for what may be the final time as a conference member Tuesday night, then will make the short trip to Springdale Har-Ber for Friday's game.

The Tigers enjoyed their last trip to Northside, when they claimed a 70-54 victory at Grizzly-Kaundart Fieldhouse in January, thanks to a 23-point effort by senior forward Tyler Robinson. The game … Continue Reading ››

Rogers Heritage/Rogers High this week

The War Eagles and Mounties both started the second half of 7A-West Conference play on the right foot on Friday with a big wins.

Heritage (11-10, 3-5 7A-West) avenged a round one home loss to Springdale High, while Rogers High (8-13, 2-6) held off Springdale Har-Ber.

The two crosstown rivals will square off Tuesday night in War Eagle Arena. Each team has a win to its credit this season. Heritage defeated Rogers 54-37 to take third in the Arvest Hoopfest in early December. But the Mounties wiped out a six-point deficit in the final 69 seconds of regulation en route to a … Continue Reading ››

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