Jason Harms hit a three pointer in the final seconds to lift the Pointers past Kansas City Ruskin Friday, 49-46, during the Neosho Holiday Classic.

Harms was one of three players to reach double digitws as he finished with 12 points. Mitchell Smith led the squad with 20 and Ryan Pearson tossed in 11. Bradley Eversole also added six.

Van Buren (8-1) advanced to face Springfield Parkview on Saturday in the fifth-place game.

The Pointers led 12-11 in the first quarter and extended that lead to 27-25 by halftime. Van Buren was still in the lead 42-39 at the start of the fourth quarter.

The Lady Pointers came up short in the semifinals as Webb City won 63-58 in overtime.

Van Buren trailed by a slim margin most of the game, 26-23 at halftime, but managed to close the gap and tie up the contest in the second half, 55-55.

Maria Santilana led the Lady Pointers with 15 points while Halie Jennen chipped in 13.

Kaylee Sheppard tossed in nine points and Mackenzie Galssco added six.

Van Buren faced East Newton in the third-place game on Saturday. East Newton fell to Bentonville 56-45 on Friday.


Both Cedarville squads won their first game at the Bank of the Ozarks tournament on Friday hosted by Ozark High School.

The Pirates handed Huntsville its first loss of the season and overcame a slow third quarter to gain the 66-62 win. Huntsville dropped to 6-1, while the Pirates improved to 6-4.

Cedarville led 36-34 at halftime, but Class 4A Huntsville took a 49-45 lead to start the fourth quarter.

Garrett Parson led the Pirates with 29 points while Beau Miller chipped in 14.

The Pirates faced the winner of the Mena-Ozark game on Saturday.

The Lady Pirates defeated Class 4A Lincoln 49-47 on Friday.

Shanda Brown paced the Lady Pirates with 16 points and Bailie Murphy tossed in 11.

Cedarville led 15-13 in the first quarter, but Lincoln managed to tie up the game 25-25 at the half.

Lincoln, a Class 4A school, took a small 36-34 lead at the start of the fourth quarter.


Sam Cagle and Brittany Edwards scored 15 points apiece to help Mulberry to the one-point, 47-46, win in Friday’s opening round.

Cagle scored 10 of her 15 points on foul shots while Edwards converted four 3’s.

The Lady YellowJackets led 19-15 at the break, but the Lady Tigers rallied back to take a 32-29 lead heading into the fourth quarter. Lexi Voorhees added eight points for Mulberry.

Wyatt Reeves scored eight points to lead the YellowJackets in the loss 52-20 loss to Class 3A Charleston on Friday.

The Tigers were up 48-14 after three quarters of play. Mulberry was limited to just six points total between the second and third quarters.