7A-West Boys Basketball Preview

Fayetteville coach Kyle Adams (left) and Bentonville coach Jason McMahan.
Fayetteville coach Kyle Adams (left) and Bentonville coach Jason McMahan.


Malik Monk generates more hype and attention at Bentonville than any other player in the state in recent history. Fayetteville has a deep, experienced team that already looks like a potential championship favorite.

Those two programs feature two of the most talented teams in the state. They should compete for a 7A-West Conference title and potentially a state championship.

But the 7A-West always has title contenders. When you go around the conference this … Continue Reading ››

Best of the West: Boys Basketball Team

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This year, the 7A-West will feature a potential future lottery pick, a sharpshooter headed to one of the best programs in the SEC and a wealth of other talent with bright futures.

With that in mind, here is an attempt to create the best team pooling the talent from the conference’s eight programs into a 10-man rotation. Keep in mind, this isn’t necessarily the league’s absolute 10 best players, even though all the conference’s clear-cut top talent is represented on the list. Fit is taken into context to an extent.

STARTING LINEUP

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Springdale 57, Farmington 51

FARMINGTON — Jeremy Price’s Springdale High head coaching debut looked like it was going to end in a loss after 28 minutes at Farmington on Tuesday.

Then Springdale flipped a switch, scoring 11 straight points to take a lead in the final minute, weathering a cold-blooded Matt Thomas 3-pointer in the final seconds of regulation and then pulling away in overtime.

It all added up to a wild but welcome 57-51 overtime victory for Springdale.

“I’ll take it anyway I can get it, but yeah, that’s pretty stressful,” Price said.

Thomas scored a game-high 28 points for the Cardinals (0-1), which led 24-9 midway … Continue Reading ››

Shiloh Christian 23, Dover 8 — Box Score

Shiloh Christian Saints 23

Dover Pirates 8

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Overtime Final
Dover Pirates 0 0 8 0 0 8
Shiloh Christian Saints 7 14 2 0 0 23

FIRST QUARTER

Shiloh — Berus 3 run (Boo kick), 6:00.

SECOND QUARTER

Shiloh — Fulgham 27 pass from Reece (Carter kick), 5:10. Shiloh — Reece 3 run (Boo kick), 1:00.

THIRD QUARTER

Shiloh — Safety, 9:28. Dover — Sharp 94 pass from Price (Price pass to Cheak), 3:17
dover pirates Shiloh Christian Saints
First downs 11 19
Rushes-Yards 35-36 35-71
Passing yards 161 356
Comp-Att-Int 5-11-0 24-32-0
Punts 2-28 2-10.5
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 1-0
Penalties-Yards 7-69 10-105

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS

RUSHING — Dover: Dale 8-24, Srutka 9-10, Price 13-5, Cheak 1-3, Talkington 1-2, TEAM 2-(minus 4), Sharp 1-(minus 8). Shiloh Christian: Carruthers 6-41, Berus 10-36, Plunkett 4-17, TEAM 2-(minus 6), Reece 13-(minus 27). PASSING — Dover: Price 5-11-0-161. Shiloh Christian: Reece 24-32-0-356. RECEIVING — Dover: Sharp 2-122, Cheak … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 67, West Memphis 36 – Boxscore

West Memphis Blue Devils, 36

Fayetteville Bulldogs, 67

Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Overtime Final
West Memphis Blue Devils 8 14 0 14 0 36
Fayetteville Bulldogs 16 34 10 7 0 67

FIRST QUARTER

Fay — Savin 71 punt return (Rock run), 10:13. West — Dean 13 run (Stinnett pass to Dudley), 5:49. Fay — Allison 8 pass from Powell (Rock run), 4:46.

SECOND QUARTER

Fay — Powell 1 run (Fagg kick), 11:57. West — Dean 17 run (pass failed), 9:01. Fay — Morris 34 pass from Powell (Fagg kick), 8:17. Fay — Armstrong 16 pass from … Continue Reading ››

Observations from Springdale’s benefit games

SPRINGDALE — This was always supposed to be Heather Hunsucker’s best Springdale team yet.

The core group of sophomores who helped elevate the program to respectability two years ago are now seniors, giving Springdale one of the most experienced teams in 7A.

Those four seniors — Kierra Lang, Desiree Mack, Chasidee Owens and Ryann Goodsell — have the talent to make Springdale competitive. But two other seniors, transfers Anna Gadison and Maya Hood, could be what takes the Lady Bulldogs to another level and allows them to compete at a higher level come March and state tournament time.

That was evident Saturday … Continue Reading ››

Fayetteville 67, West Memphis 36 – Rapid Report

Fayetteville is not the team to get into a scoring contest with.

West Memphis found this out the hard way Friday, trying to shoot it out at Harmon Stadium with the Bulldogs before finally bowing out, 67-36, in the first round of the Class 7A playoffs. The Blue Devils did their part on offense, racking up over 300 yards of a balanced attack to hit Fayetteville with several quality scoring drives.

But the Bulldogs' offense was simply too much to handle. Quarterback Taylor Powell tied a school record with 7 TD passes, and added another rushing TD. Garland Allison had 117 receiving … Continue Reading ››

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