Area basketball roundup

Ridgefield Christian’s Garrett Finnicum (22) drives to the basket as Mammoth Spring’s Aidan Burns defends during the fourth quarter of Tuesday’s game in Jonesboro. Finnicum scored 32 points to lead Ridgefield to a 58-45 victory.

PARAGOULD — Jonesboro opened a 22-point halftime lead Tuesday and went on to defeat Paragould 58-32 in senior boys’ basketball.

The Hurricane led 20-2 after the first quarter and 35-13 at halftime on the way to its 10th consecutive victory. Jonesboro shot 42.9 percent from the field, including 10-of-24 from 3-point range, and scored 28 points off 20 Paragould turnovers.

Keyln McBride was 3-of-4 from the 3-point line in leading Jonesboro (14-3, 9-0 conference) with 15 points. Isaac Harrell added eight points, followed by Kylen Kelly with seven.

Landon Manning scored nine points for Paragould and Jamison Davault added eight.

Paragould 44, Jonesboro 39

PARAGOULD — Carson Defries scored 14 points Tuesday to lead Paragould to a 44-39 victory over Jonesboro in 5A-East senior girls’ basketball.

Blythe Benefield and Shakira Brown added eight points each for the Lady Rams (12-5, 4-3 conference). The teams were tied at 20 at halftime and Paragould led 27-25 at the end of the third quarter.

Destiny Thomas scored 14 points to lead Jonesboro (14-6, 6-3), followed by Ereauna Hardaway with 11 and Lakiya Scott with eight.

Nettleton 52, Marion 41

MARION — Nettleton avenged a home loss to Marion with Tuesday’s 52-41 victory in 5A-East senior girls’ basketball.

The Lady Raiders (14-6, 5-4 conference) took control of the game in the second quarter, outscoring the Lady Patriots 20-4 to take a 37-15 halftime lead. Nettleton led 42-33 at the end of the third quarter.

Wakiryah Daniels and Briley Pena scored 19 and 18 points, respectively, to lead Nettleton, with Laila Eliotti adding 10. Daedrianna Cail and Kiera Neal scored 13 points each for Marion (8-11, 4-4).

Southside 62, Valley View 52

JONESBORO — Batesville Southside completed a season sweep of Valley View with Tuesday’s 62-52 victory in senior boys’ basketball.

Devan Halford scored 29 points to lead the Southerners (14-4, 8-4 conference). Jonathan Shane added 11 points for Southside, which led 32-29 at halftime and 43-36 after the third quarter.

Wil French scored 24 points and Caleb Allen added 10 for Valley View (11-9, 5-6 conference).

Valley View (16-5, 8-3 conference) won the junior high game 36-17. Brian Huff scored 12 points and Oliver Barr added 10 for Valley View.

Ridgefield Christian 58, Mammoth Spring 45

JONESBORO — Garrett Finnicum poured in 32 points Tuesday, leading Ridgefield Christian to a 58-45 victory over Mammoth Spring and the 1A-3 conference championship in senior boys’ basketball.

Finnicum scored 18 points in the fourth quarter as the Warriors (18-7, 10-0 conference) pulled away to seal their fifth consecutive victory. Ridgefield led 25-20 at halftime and 36-29 at the end of the third quarter.

Noah Stracener added 10 points and Isaiah Ellenburg finished with eight for Ridgefield. Cole Young scored 18 points, followed by Aidan Burns and Zack Flynn with 10 each for Mammoth Spring (17-9, 7-3 conference).

Riverside 52, EPC 40

LAKE CITY — Riverside’s four seniors combined for 50 points on senior night Tuesday as the Rebels defeated East Poinsett County 52-40 in 2A-3 senior boys’ basketball.

Ethan Boatman scored 16 points to lead Riverside (13-11, 8-4 conference). A.J. Chamness and M.J. Wilkinson added 13 points each, followed by Brennen Laird with eight.

Riverside opened a 23-4 lead in the first quarter. EPC closed the gap to 35-25 at halftime and 40-35 at the end of the third quarter.

Preston Rains scored 14 points and Larrie Bell III added 13 for EPC.

Riverside (15-8, 6-6) won the junior high game 45-35.

Blytheville 60, Pocahontas 53

BLYTHEVILLE — Lamont Jackson scored 20 points Tuesday to lead Blytheville to its 10th consecutive win, a 60-53 victory over Pocahontas in 4A-3 senior boys’ basketball.

Brian Jones and Johnny Anderson added 10 points each for the Chickasaws (21-2, 12-0 conference). Pocahontas led 13-12 after the first quarter, but Blytheville pulled ahead 28-23 at halftime and led 45-40 after the third quarter.

Isaiah Jackson scored 16 points for Pocahontas, followed by Rob Mason and Mason Baltz with 11 each.

Highland 17, Trumann 11

TRUMANN — Highland defeated Trumann 17-11 Tuesday in 4A-3 senior boys’ basketball.

The teams were tied 2-2 at halftime and after the third quarter. Camden Rhodes scored 10 points to lead Highland and Devin Miles finished with six to pace Trumann.

Trumann won the junior boys’ game 42-32, led by Gavin Greenwell with 11 points and Coda Cameron and Tristin Battles with 10 each.

Manila 86, Hoxie 48

MANILA — Austin Harmon scored 20 points to lead four Manila players in double figures Tuesday as the Lions roared past Hoxie 86-48 in 3A-3 senior boys’ basketball.

Ty Wagner added 18 points for Manila (14-6, 8-3 conference). Dax Davison and Brayden Mattingly finished with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

Mason Woodard finished with 24 points and Cade Forrester added 14 for Hoxie.

Manila won the junior boys’ game 39-38 in overtime. Rex Farmer scored 19 points for Manila, while Kayden Glenn scored 17 points and Jake Jones added 14 for Hoxie.

Marked Tree 86, CRA 35

MARKED TREE — Willie Marshall scored 18 points Tuesday to lead Marked Tree to an 86-35 victory over Crowley’s Ridge Academy in 1A-3 senior boys’ basketball.

BJ Marshall added 14 points and Itavious Nesbitt 11 for the Indians. Marked Tree led 45-20 at halftime and 72-27 after the third quarter.

Will Layne scored 21 points and Jett Becerra added nine for CRA.

Marked Tree won the junior girls’ game 59-20. Sofie Snow scored nine points for CRA.