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High school roundup: Conway splits with Russellville

Also Greenbrier, Mayflower, Vilonia

Posted: January 11, 2014 - 6:56pm

CONWAY HIGH

It was retro night at Conway High on Friday night.

Unintentionally.

Because of a leak in the roof at Buzz Bolding Arena, conference-opening games against Russellville were moved to the old Wampus Cat Gymnasium, where Conway varsity teams last played in 2008.

There were mixed results.

In the boys game, Russellville (7-5, 0-1) held on after the Cats (8-3, 0-1) missed two 3-point attempts in the final seconds in a 55-53 victory in the 7A/6A Central opener.

The Conway girls (13-3, 1-0) overpowered Russellville, 74-45.

In the boys game, a basket and a free throw by Damarian Johnson gave Conway a 47-44 lead before a 3-pointer by Andy Campbell tied the game at 47. The Cyclones (8-3, 0-1) hit five of seven free throws down the stretch to hold off the Conway rally.

Sidney Moore led Conway with 15 points and Javontae Ellis had 14.

In the girls game, Alexis Tolefree scored 27 points and Asia Willard added nine for Conway. Jordan Danberry finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

“I was pleased with the energy our team had tonight to start conference play,” said coach Ashley Nancer “We made some adjustments defensively after the half that I believe got us a comfortable lead.

“We will have to continually improve each game in this conference, and with three tough road games ahead, our goal is to take things one game at a time and focus on the process of becoming the best we can be each night.”

Conway teams play Tuesday at Little Rock Hall.

MAYFLOWER GIRLS

MAYFLOWER — Mayflower’s girls coasted to a 52-15 victory over Glen Rose in their basketball homecoming game Friday. They led 36-2 at the half. Leading scorer for the Lady Eagles was LonJanae Wyatt with 17 points. Tierra Lasker scored 16 points. 

GREENBRIER

HUNTSVILLE — Huntsville defeated Greenbrier’s girls, 50-34, Friday in the teams’ 5A-West opener.

Kory Westerman scored 12 points for the Lady Panthers. Catie Metcalf had six.

VILONIA

HARRISON — Harrison made 11 3-pointers Friday on the way to an 80-64 victory over Vilonia in their 5A-West opener.

Wilson Marseilles hit five 3-pointers in the first half.

Cameron Wilkins led Vilonia with 19 points, 15 in the second half.

In the girls game, the Lady Goblins (9-5, 1-0) overcame a 21-17 halftime deficit on the way to a 40-32 victory.

McKenzie Morris scored 12 points for the Lady Eagles (12-3, 0-1).

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