Vilonia girls, Mayflower boys advance in state tournaments

Four Faulkner County basketball teams continued state tournament play Saturday and two stayed alive.

Vilonia’s girls and Mayflower’s boys moved on in their classifications.

VILONIA

In the 5A quarterfinals at Alma, the Lady Eagles (27-3) built a 24-12 halftime lead, then had to hold off a fourth-quarter surge by Little Rock Christian (20-7) to win 45-39.

The Lady Eagles will play either Paragould or Jacksonville at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinals with a state berth on the line.

The Lady Warriors pulled within 34-33 in the fourth quarter before Hannah Schnebelen and Audrey Moran made some big plays in helping Vilonia hold on.

Schnebelen had 15 points and Moran 14.

MAYFLOWER

At Charleston, Mayflower’s boys easily advanced in the Class 3A tournament with an 85-62 romp over Drew Central.

The Eagles will play host Charleston in the quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m. Monday.

ST. JOSEPH

At Hampton in the 2A tournament, St. Joseph’s girls, playing their second game in as many days, fell behind Marmaduke, 21-6, early and never recovered in a 53-31 loss in the quarterfinals.

The Lady Greyhounds are 38-4 while the Lady Bulldogs ended their season at 27-5.

Madeline Moix led St. Joseph with 14 points.

Friday night, the Lady Bulldogs defeated England, 41-44.

Rachel Briggler had 13 points and Moix added 10.

MV-ENOLA

At Northark Community College at Harrison, Mulberry got off to a fast start in ending the season for the Mount Vernon-Enola girls with a 48-44 victory in the first round of the Class A tournament.

Mulberry led 13-4 after the first quarter, then maintained generally a five- to nine-point lead after that even though the Lady Warhawks outsored it the next three quarters.

Heather Prouse had 19 points for MV-Enola.

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