Alma defeats Trinity in home finale; BTMS defeats Greenwood to end season.

Alma finished their season at home on Monday night with a pair of River Valley Conference wins.

The Airedalettes will be either No. 2 or No. 3 depending on the final games for Alma and Kimmons on Thursday. Alma will play on Feb. 23 (Thursday) at either 4 p.m. or 6:30 p.m. in the 7A West Regional tournament hosted by Greenwood.

The Airedales are in the same situation and will take a win at Greenwood on Thursday to clinch the No. 2 spot for the regional.

Van Buren wrapped up their home portion of the schedule this week with a split with the Bulldogs. The Lady Bulldogs continued their league dominance with a 44-16 win and the Pointers edged Greenwood 39-35.


GIRLS — Alma rallied from a small first-half deficit to beat Trinity in the home finale Monday night.

Alma led 12-8 after the first quarter, but Trinity came back to take a 19-15 lead at the break.

The Airedalettes would limit Trinity to seven points for the duration of the game.

“Our most valuable players were Jasmine Higgins and Baley Williams,” said coach Bryan Jernigan. “They had a great defensive effort on Keith Tampus, who is a great scorer for Trinity, but they were able to hold to eight points tonight, including zero points in the second half.”

Zoie McGhee led with 12 points and Malia Shipman added eight. Makailey Dowdy tossed in seven points. London Blackwell and Hillarie Mata contributed six and five points respectively.


BOYS — The Airedales finished 9-0 at home in Crabtree Gymnasium this season and improved to 16-6 overall and 10-3 in the River Valley Conference with Monday’s win.

Cejay Mann led with 13 points and Dax Stahler added nine. Both Martin Dyer and Grayson Bailey chipped in six points each.

Alma led 27-4 at halftime.


Butterfield Trail ended their 8th-grade season on Monday at the Freshman Academy with a 25-22 win against Greenwood. Doug Giron led BTMS with 10 points.