Bentonville's Malik Monk and Fayetteville's Payton Willis squared off for the first time this season Friday night.
They are widely considered two of - if not THE - the best basketball players in the state and they didn't disappoint a sellout crowd at Bulldog Gym.
Monk, a Kentucky signee, scored 30 points and had six rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one blocked shot.
However, it wasn't enough to give the Tigers a win, as they fell to the Bulldogs 60-55.
Willis, a Vanderbilt signee, had 18 points, six rebounds and two assists for Fayetteville.
Little Rock Catholic 60, Greenwood 52
Conway 79, Alma 66
Russellville 60, Van Buren 50
Siloam Springs 70, Bryant 58
Fayetteville 60, Bentonville 55
Fort Smith Northside 75, Fort Smith Southside 61
Rogers Heritage 57, Springdale Har-Ber 51
Springdale 40, Rogers 34
Jonesboro 82, Marion 68
Little Rock Central 73, North Little Rock 66
West Memphis 57, Mountain Home 45
Cabot at Searcy
Little Rock Hall 55, Little Rock Parkview 45
Pine Bluff 52, Benton 43
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Van Buren Milestones
Van Buren fans witnessed a pair of milestones in the last week.
The Pointers' 56-34 win over Little Rock Catholic on Saturday gave Randy Loyd his 700th victory as a high school head coach.
Loyd improved to 347-244 as Van Buren's boys coach with the win, while his other 353 wins came during stints as the boys and … Continue Reading ››
Guy-Perkins' Josh Ballard caught a pass off the backboard and finished with this dunk in the Thunderbirds' 88-46 win over Lisa Academy Tuesday.
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The district swim and dive meet is in Bentonville Feb. 17 while the state meet is also hosted by the Tigers and Lady Tigers Feb. 26-27.
Winter weather in central Arkansas forced many schools from competition last week as a meet in Conway was cancelled. But Rogers High and Rogers Heritage both swam at the Clarksville Invitational on Tuesday.
The … Continue Reading ››