VIDEO: Malik Monk vs. Payton Willis

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.

Basketball Scoreboard – Jan. 29

These are the scores for high school basketball games played Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. If a score is not listed and you know it, feel free to comment on this post and/or tweet @NWAHutch.



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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State Basketball Report – Jan. 29

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.

Randy Loyd win No. 700

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 ››

Dunk Report – Jan. 29

Van Buren's Mitchell Smith with a dunk in the Pointers' 54-42 win over Siloam Springs last week.

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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Weekly 7A-West Swimming Notes

Time is running short for local high school swimmers to qualify for the state meet. Bentonville is hosting a meet today at 3:30 p.m. at the Bentonville Community Center while a meet is scheduled for Feb. 4 at the Jones Center in Springdale.

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.

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