A roundup of Cedarville, Van Buren and Alma basketball.
Haas Hall battled back in the second half and led 36-35, but the Pirates outscored the Mastiffs 25-16 down the stretch to win the first-round game of the 3A-1 West District tournament on Monday night.
The win pits Cedarville against Elkins on Tuesday and gives the Pirates a bid to the Regional tournament.
Dakota Hopewell had a stellar night with a double-double 20 points and 22 rebounds. Dylan Mason hit six treys and finished with 18 points. Justin Shelley added 16 points and six assists.
The Lady Pirates also extended their season as they edged the Lady Mastiffs 48-47 after rallying in the second half with a strong fourth quarter.
Cedarville trailed 22-17 at the break and the Lady Pirates tied up the game 27-27 in the third quarter, but Haas Hall closes the quarter with a 13-2 run to carry a 40-29 advantage going into the fourth. The Lady Mastiffs extended its lead to 42-29 when Cedarville launched into a 16-2 run to lead 45-44 with 2:17 remaining in the contest.
Angela Saitta hit back-to-back buckets for Haas Hall and the Lady Mastiffs led 46-45 at the 1:22 mark.
Cedarville’s Chanel Kattich hit a pair of free throws with 23.8 seconds remaining and the Lady Pirates reclaimed the lead, 47-46.
Haas Hall hit one free throw to tie it up, but Cedarville avoided an overtime game when Lakota Brewer sank another free throw with two seconds left for the win.
Patience Wise led Cedarville with 11 points and four steals. Both Kattich and Kaelyn Church had 10 points each.
— GEORGE “CLAY” MITCHELL
VAN BUREN 57, ROGERS HERITAGE 21
WOMEN’S — Lani Snowden, Taylar Sutton and Jamilyn Kinney scored in double-digits to lead Van Buren to the mercy-rule 57-21 road win on Friday night.
Snowden scored nine of her 14 points in the first half, leading Van Buren to a 26-11 lead.
Sutton added 12 points, and Kinney scored 11. Halie Jennen chipped in 7 for Van Buren, which forced seven turnovers in the first quarter and led 14-7.
The Lady Pointers (18-4, 9-1 7A-West) led 40-18 after three quarters over Heritage (6-17, 0-10).
HERITAGE 37, VAN BUREN 34
MEN’S — Van Buren missed a 3-point attempt with four seconds left, and then another at the buzzer in a 37-34 loss. Heritage hit two free throws after the first one for the three-point margin.
The outcome left Van Buren and Heritage at 6-4 in the 7A-West and tied for third place behind Springdale Har-Ber and Bentonville.
Jordan West led the game with 16 points. Beau Beckner tossed in nine while Presley Kindrix and K.J. Stewart added five and four points respectively.
FARMINGTON 58, ALMA 54 (OT)
GIRLS — Farmington hit a pair of 3-pointers and all four of its free throws in overtime for the 58-54 win.
Farmington (18-5 overall, 8-2 6A/5A-1, 4-1 5A-West) maintained its hold on the top seed after holding slim leads of 19-15 after a quarter, 27-26 at the half and 38-36 after three quarters on Friday.
Alma (10-13, 4-6, 0-4) tied the game at 48-48 after regulation to force overtime. Sierra Bailey and Madi Tobler hit 3-pointers for Alma in overtime.
Kailey Fagan led Alma with 24 points. Bailey added 12, and Abby Ostrander scored nine points.
The Airedales dropped a 70-45 decision to Farmington in the men’s contest.
— LELAND BARCLAY
Mountainburg swept Hartford in a make-up game on Friday. The Lady Dragons rolled past the Lady Hustlers 54-14. Addison Peters was within reach of a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds. Emily France added eight points and six rebounds. Greta Rutherford, Britton Peters and Madelyn Beasley had seven points each. Kassy Pense pulled down seven boards for the Lady Dragons. … Austin Wakefield led with 18 points as the Dragons defeated Hartford 75-38. Alex Matlock tossed in 13 while both Levi Burrough and Dillon Jones finished with nine points each.