Faulkner basketball roundup: Conway wins twice at Russellville; Mayflower junior girls claim title

Conway’s basketball teams began a three-game week Monday by winning two games at Russellville that were makeup games from weather postponements.


The Wampus Cats (12-8, 4-6) survived a 3-point barrage the first half, rallying in the second half for a 65-61 victory over the Cyclones (11-10, 5-5), keeping them in contention for a state tournament berth.

Russellville hit 10 3-pointers the first half.

The Cats got back in the game by outscoring the Cyclones 13-4 in the third quarter and 32-17 the second half.

A.J. Burton led Conway with 25 points. Jaylen Jones and John Nekonchuk added 10. Demarian Johnson had nine points and six rebounds.

Trenton Walder added five assists.

The Lady Cats (19-5, 7-3) had a much easier time as they stayed among the conference leaders with a 58-22 mercy-rule victory over the Lady Cyclones (6-14, 1-9).

Alexis Tolefree led Conway with 14 points. Christin Rogers had 12 and Sami Foster 10.


JESSIEVILLE — Mayflower’s junior girls completed a 17-0 season Monday by winning the 2-3A championship with a 33-28 victory over Jessieville.

In addition to the district title, the Lady Eagles won won the Quitman Invitational Tournament, the Faulkner County Junior Tournament and were regular-season conference champions.

Leading scorers for Mayflower in the title game were Tori Lasker with 13 points and Tristen Lasker with 11 points.


JESSIEVILLE — The Mayflower senior boys ran their record to 20-5 and conference record to 12-2

Friday night with a 64-57 win over Jessieville.

The Eagles led 33-19 at the half and 49-30 after three quarters.

Quarter scores were 18-11

Hayden Long led Mayflower with 19 points and J.P. Perry added 13. Justin Bailey had 10.

The Eagles finished second in the conference and received a bye into the semifinals of the district tournament this week at Episcopal Collegiate in Little Rock.



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