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Battle at the Brier: Vilonia girls strike late to topple Searcy

Posted: December 19, 2013 - 10:16pm

GREENBRIER — Vilonia’s girls broke a shooting drought midway through the fourth quarter and edged Searcy by 34-33 in the 14th First Security Bank

Battle at the Brier Classic in Panther Pavilion Thursday.

The Lady Eagles put in just three points in the second quarter and a single point in the third. Down by 23-18 halfway through the fourth period,

Vilonia had back-to-back 3-point baskets by Cassidy McNespey off the bench, then another 3-pointer by Audrey Moran and a 2-pointer by McNespey around a pair of baskets by Searcy’s Angeline Williams to go up, 29-25.

Vilonia went to the free throw line the rest of the contest and survived three Searcy baskets, two of them by Williams, a 6-5 tree in the middle.

Moran had 11 points and McNespey 10 for the Lady Eagles. Arabrian Mack scored 12 and Williams 10 for Searcy.

The Lady Eagles moved to 9-1 for the year, and Searcy went to 6-3. In the second girls game, Greenbrier defeated Guy-Perkins 73-35.

 

BOYS

Vilonia 65, Searcy 44

Vilonia’s boys used a barrage of 3-point baskets in the first half to build a healthy lead over Searcy. The Eagles went on to a 65-44 victory.

Jacob Fisher hit five of the nine Vilonia 3-pointers in the first half.

Vilonia was up by 29-20 at the half.

Fisher finished the game with 17 points. James Wade led Searcy with 14.

The Eagles moved to 3-4 for the year, and Searcy dropped to 1-7.

In the boys' late game, host Greenbrier knocked off Guy-Perkins 67-57.

Today’s games

Guy-Perkins girls vs Searcy 4 p.m.

Guy-Perkins boys vs Searcy, 5:30 p.m.

Greenbrier girls vs Searcy, 7 p.m.

Greenbrier boys vs Searcy, 8:30 p.m.

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