Basketball roundup: Conway, Mayflower and Hendrix

Conway High basketball teams advanced in two different tournaments with the boys reaching a title game and the Lady Cats falling in the quarterfinals.

At the Cameron Hale Tournament at Lake Hamilton, Conway’s boys moved into Friday night’s championship game with a 72-53 victory over Watson Chapel.

In the Sandra Meadows Classic at Duncanville, Texas, the Lady Cats moved to the final eight with a victory, then lost to McEachern, Ga., 66-59.

At Duncanville, the Lady Cats moved into the quarterfinals Thursday morning with a 64-54 victory over DeSoto. Asiyha Smith led with 13 points. Savannah Lowe had 12 and Fu’Tra Banks had 10.

Against McEachern, Jacie Higgins led the Lady Cats with 15 points. Banks had 13 and Lowe 10.

Mayflower

In a tournament at Heber Springs on Thursday, Mayflower’s senior girls defeated Dewitt, 51-48. Leading scorers were Tristen Lasker with 26 points and Tori Lasker with 15 points. Mayflower will play Heber Springs on Friday.

Hendrix men

At Lebanon, Tenn., John Carroll University took a 91-79 victory over the Hendrix men Thursday in the first round of the Music City Classic

Hendrix was playing for the first time in 25 days..

Senior center Gearen Littlefield led Hendrix with a career-high 22 points to go with six rebounds, two assists and two steals. Smith finished with 17 points, an assist and a pair of steals.

Senior guard Hank Aldous recorded 17 points, six boards and two assists.

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