BROOKLAND — Brookland took the lead in the second quarter and held off Nettleton in the fourth for a 56-50 victory in senior boys’ basketball Friday.
The teams played to a 14-14 tie in the first quarter and Tyler Parham’s 3-pointer at the second-quarter buzzer gave Brookland a 28-20 halftime lead. Keean Strode’s 3-pointer at the third-quarter buzzer gave the Bearcats (2-0) a 41-31 lead.
Brookland scored the first five points of the fourth quarter and maintained a double-digit lead into the final minute of the game. Strode made four free throws in the final minute.
Jackson Ballard scored 12 points for Brookland, followed by Landon Hendrix with 11 and Strode with 10.
Jabari White scored a game-high 15 points for Nettleton (0-3), including 13 in the fourth quarter. Israel Malone added 11 points and Brandon Anderson 10 for the Raiders.
Nettleton hosts Trumann in a junior-senior boys’ doubleheader Monday that will start at approximately 6:30 p.m.
Corning 76, Valley View 67
JONESBORO — Corning bounced back after Valley View rallied to force overtime Saturday, leaving Blazer Arena with a 76-67 victory in senior boys’ basketball.
The Bobcats led 30-15 at halftime and 45-21 after three quarters. Connor Tinsley scored 23 of his 25 points in the fourth quarter, helping Valley View pull into a tie at 60 to end regulation.
Jayden Wiedeman scored 31 points to lead Corning. Cade Briney added 19 points, followed by Colby Briney and Cyle Briney with 10 each.
Wil French added 20 points for Valley View (1-1).
Valley View (3-0) won the junior boys’ game 36-30. Carson Turley scored 14 points to lead the Junior Blazers, followed by Brian Huff and Hudson Rogers with eight each.
NLR 53, Nettleton 50
JONESBORO — North Little Rock edged Nettleton 53-50 in overtime Friday night in senior girls’ basketball.
Nettleton (2-1) led 26-24 at halftime and 31-29 after the third quarter. The teams were tied at 40 to end regulation.
Briley Pena scored 30 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Lady Raiders. Laila Eliotti added nine points and Wakyriah Daniels finished with eight points and four rebounds.
North Little Rock won the junior high game 45-16. McKenzie Williams scored five points for Nettleton (3-2).
Nettleton hosts Trumann in a junior-senior girls’ doubleheader Monday, starting at 3:30 p.m.
Manila 28, Tuckerman 22
TUCKERMAN — Jake Baltimore scored 10 points in his first game of the season and Brayden Nunnally scored six of his eight points in the final three minutes Friday, helping Manila defeat Tuckerman 28-22 in senior boys’ basketball.
Tuckerman (8-2) took a 21-20 lead with about 3:30 left in the game, but Ty Wagner scored for the Lions (3-0) and Nunnally turned a steal into a three-point play to give Manila a 25-21 lead. Three free throws helped the Lions close out the victory.
Manila led 8-2 after the first quarter, 15-13 at halftime and 17-15 after the third quarter.
BIC 71, Armorel 46
MONETTE — Buffalo Island Central opened an 18-point lead in the first quarter Friday night and went on to defeat Armorel 71-46 in senior boys’ basketball.
The Mustangs (4-3) led 26-8 after the first quarter. BIC extended its lead to 45-21 at halftime and led 58-37 after three quarters.
Jaron Burrow led BIC with 23 points. Brayden Carmichael and Caden Whitehead added 11 points each for the Mustangs.
Michael Ring scored 20 points and Hunter Holland added 16 for Armorel.
BIC won the junior boys’ game 68-32 as Nicholas Patterson scored 20 points and Ashton Lemmons added 17. Caleb Brown scored 17 points for Armorel.
Walnut Ridge 60, Rector 53
WALNUT RIDGE — Four Walnut Ridge players scored in double digits Saturday as the Bobcats opened the season with a 60-53 victory over Rector in senior boys’ basketball.
Jayden Hollister scored 15 points to lead Walnut Ridge. Will Coker and Joe Clayton added 12 points each, while Ty Flippo finished with 11.
Walnut Ridge outscored Rector 17-9 in the second quarter for a 31-25 halftime lead. The Bobcats led 42-38 after the third quarter.
Kameron Jones scored 18 points, Lane Stucks 16 and Trey Horton 13 for Rector.
Riverside 51, Hillcrest 38
LAKE CITY — Ethan Boatman scored 11 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter Friday night to help Riverside beat Hillcrest 51-38 in senior boys’ basketball.
Boatman also grabbed nine rebounds for the Rebels, who outscored the Screamin’ Eagles 17-5 in the fourth quarter after leading just 34-33 at the end of three periods. M.J. Wilkinson added 16 points for Riverside (4-4), which led 24-18 at halftime.
Caleb James scored 15 points, Bryson Doyle 10 and Hayden Callahan 10 for Hillcrest.
Riverside (7-1) won the junior boys’ game 52-19.
Mammoth Spring 72, Westside 56
MAMMOTH SPRING — Cole Young scored 22 points Thursday night to lead Mammoth Spring to a 72-56 victory over Westside in senior boys’ basketball.
Logan Doss added 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Bears (6-2), followed by Zack Flynn with 12 points and Aidan Burns with 10 points.
Jackson Wolf scored 25 points to lead Westside (0-1).
Marked Tree 63, Riverside 53
LAKE CITY — Marked Tree took control in the final three minutes Thursday night to defeat Riverside 63-53 in senior boys’ basketball.
Riverside led by one with 3:10 remaining in the game before Marked Tree (1-0) took the lead for good. Willie Marshall scored 18 points to lead the Indians, followed by Brennen Honeycutt with 14, BJ Marshall with 13 and Itavious Nesbitt with 11.
Ethan Boatman scored 23 points and M.J. Wilkinson added 18 for Riverside. The Rebels led 18-16 after the first quarter and 31-30 at halftime. Marked Tree led 48-45 after the third quarter.
Riverside won the junior boys’ game 53-35.
Brookland 51, Marked Tree 23
BROOKLAND — Three Brookland players scored in double figures during Thursday’s 51-23 victory over Marked Tree in junior girls’ basketball.
Kinsey Clark scored 12 points to lead Brookland (2-0), which led 24-12 at halftime. Bailey Garner and Addy Vowell added 10 points each, followed by Maddie Wooldridge with nine.