Vilonia’s basketball teams reversed a spell at Huntsville on Friday night.
Vilonia’s girls have only defeated Huntsville on its home court once over the past several years.
Friday marked the first time Vilonia’s senior boys and girls have swept Huntsville trams at Huntsville.
Vilonia won the girls game, 40-36.
Huntsville jumped to a 6-0 lead before Vilonia’s defense stiffened, allowing only seven points the rest of the half while scoring 22 to take a nine-point lead into the half.
Huntsville trailed 31-24 after three quarters.
Huntsville trimmed the deficit to three before Kelly Teer made a excellent hustle play to save the ball from going out of bounds and the momentum swung back to Vilonia. The Lady Eagles were able to get the lead back to seven with under 10 seconds in the game when Huntsville hit a 3 at the buzzer to set the final margin.
The win puts Vilonia in a tie for second in 5A-West with Huntsville at 2-1 as Harrison has the early lead in the conference standings at 3-0.
Hannah Schnebelen was two for four on two-point shots, two for two on 3s and four for four at the foul line for 14 points.
Audrey Moran added nine points and four assists, McKenzie Morris eight points and four rebounds, Sydney Wader six and five rebounds, and Cassidy McNespy three points.
The Lady Eagles are now 14-3 overall and will continue conference play Tuesday night as Vilonia teams travel to Clarksville.
After splitting conference games with Hector on Friday, St. Joseph teams swept Carlisle on the road in non-conference play Saturday.
The girls (16-3) defeated Carlisle, 50-39. Megan Briggler scored 26 points. Anna Mayor added nine points and six rebounds. Maddy Shamburger scored four points. Rachel Briggler added five points and 11 assists.
The Bulldogs (14-6) opened a 17-0 first-quarter lead on the way to a 50-17 victory.
Dylan Schrekenhofer had 14 points and six rebounds. Taylor Schrekenhofer had nine points and nine rebounds. Landon Enderlin added eight points and three assists. Jensen Thielke had seven points and seven rebounds. William Fields had five points and three assists. Britt Stroth had three assists and Nash Nichols, four points.
Hector outscored St. Joseph’s boys 25-14 in the fourth quarter for a 54-45 win.
Dylan Schrekenhofer had 11 points and five rebounds. Fields had 11 points and three assists. Other leaders were: Enderlin, 10 points, five rebounds, three assists; Nichols, seven points, seven rebounds; Taylor Schrekenhofer, four points, three assists.
The Lady Bulldogs defeated Hector, 49-43.
Mayor had 15 points and six rebounds. Madeline Moix had 13 and three steals. Meagan Briggler had six points and four steals. Rachel Briggler had 10 assists. Abby Kordsmeier had five points and Taylor Womack eight rebounds.
“I was pleased with how we executed late in the game,” said St. Joseph coach Chris Kordsmeier. “We made some big plays and hit some big free throws.”
Hector won the junior girls game, 34-23. Amber Briggler had nine points for St. Joseph. Rachel Prall added seven.