Greenwood, Roland, Mansfield basketball girls win state tournament openers

Times Record Staff

Following their shocking loss for the 5A-West conference championship, the Greenwood girls bounced back in a big way Wednesday on the road.

The Lady Bulldogs scored the first 13 points and built a 19-4 lead at the end of the first quarter to roll past Hot Springs 65-44 in the opening round of the 5A state tournament.

Kinley Fisher went for 20 points and Mady Cartwright added 18. Fisher and Cartwright had 11 and 10 in the opening half, respectively, as Greenwood led 32-21 at the break.

The Lady Bulldogs (22-4) advanced to the 5A quarterfinals at 4 p.m. Friday in Hot Springs, where they will play Jonesboro.

Roland 64, Valliant 25: The top-ranked Lady Rangers rolled to a 38-8 halftime lead as they improved to 20-0 with a win in Wednesday's 3A quarterfinals at Oklahoma City's State Fair Arena. Racheal Watie had 19 of her team-high 22 points in the first half, including making two 3's. Lili Vega added 12 points and Maritza Vega had 10 for the Lady Rangers, who will play Kellyville at 8 p.m. Friday in Noble in the semifinals.

Mansfield 51, Horatio 33: The Lady Tigers won their opening-round game Wednesday at the 2A state tournament in Melbourne. Freshman Alyson Edwards had 15 points and senior Danielle Lillie 12 for Mansfield, which will face No. 1 Melbourne in the quarterfinals at 10 a.m. Friday.

Boys

Fordyce 66, Mountainburg 62: Fordyce shot 7-of-8 in the final 1:10 to end the season for the Dragons (20-7). Ethan Gregory finished his high school career with 29 points after scoring 10 in the first quarter. Jodin Davidson added 16 points for the Dragons.