Boys' basketball roundup

Nettleton’s Israel Malone drives around Marion’s Timothy McDonald during the first half of Tuesday’s game at Raider Gym. Marion won 64-52.

HOXIE — Westside took the lead in the second quarter Tuesday and went on to defeat Hoxie 68-58 in senior boys’ basketball.

The Warriors outscored the Mustangs 24-15 in the second quarter to take a 33-26 halftime lead. Westside led 53-40 at the end of the third quarter.

Adonis Thomas scored 18 points to lead Westside (4-5). Andrew Laird added 16 points, while Jackson Wolf and Spencer Honeycutt finished with 10 each for the Warriors.

Cade Forrester scored 22 points for Hoxie (1-3). Mason Woodard and Daylon Powell chipped in with 15 points each for the Mustangs.

Westside (6-2) won the junior boys’ game 47-14. Weston Honeycutt scored 14 points and Gage Willbanks added 13 for Westside.

Marion 64, Nettleton 52

JONESBORO — Marion took control in the second half Tuesday to defeat Nettleton 64-52 in 5A-East conference senior boys’ basketball.

The teams played to an 8-8 tie in the first quarter and the Raiders held a 19-18 halftime lead over the Patriots, who are ranked fourth overall and No. 1 in Class 5A in the Arkansas Sports Media poll. Marion (9-1, 2-0 conference) came back to lead 38-31 at the end of the third quarter.

Jeremiah Turner scored 19 points to lead Nettleton (6-8, 0-2 conference). Israel Malone and Jabari White added 11 and 10 points, respectively, for the Raiders.

Manila 68, Gosnell 36

MANILA — Manila rolled past Gosnell 68-36 in 3A-3 conference senior boys’ basketball Tuesday.

The Lions (9-3, 4-0 conference) quickly took control, leading 13-3 after the first quarter and 32-17 at halftime. Manila led 53-27 at the end of the third quarter.

Ty Wagner scored 17 points to lead Manila. Brayden Nunnally finished with 14 points and Austin Harmon added 10 for the Lions, who are ranked third in Class 3A.

Gosnell won the junior boys’ game 42-32. Luke Kirk scored 15 points to lead Manila.

Batesville 62, GCT 58

BATESVILLE — Caden Griffin scored 20 points and J.P. Morgan added 19 Tuesday as Batesville edged Greene County Tech 62-58 in overtime in 5A-East conference senior boys’ basketball.

The Pioneers (10-3, 1-1 conference) scored the first five points of overtime and led by as many as seven in the extra period.

Jared Noel scored 14 points, Benji Goodman 13 and Jayke Bolen 10 for GCT (9-3, 1-1). The Eagles trailed 28-19 at halftime and 40-35 after the third quarter. The teams were tied at 49 to end regulation.

Ridgefield 67, CRA 31

PARAGOULD — Ridgefield Christian kept its 1A-3 conference record perfect Tuesday with a 67-31 victory over Crowley’s Ridge Academy in senior boys’ basketball.

Garrett Finnicum finished with 29 points to lead the Warriors (11-5, 5-0 conference). Isaiah Ellenburg and Noah Stracener finished with 10 points each.

Ridgefield opened a 19-4 lead in the first quarter. The Warriors led 41-12 at halftime and 58-24 at the end of the third quarter.

Sam Marshall finished with eight points to lead CRA.

CRA won the junior boys’ game 43-21 as Jesse Beliew scored 24 points.

Corning 66, Harrisburg 22

CORNING — Corning cruised past Harrisburg 66-22 Tuesday night in 3A-3 conference senior boys’ basketball.

Jayden Wiedeman scored 18 points and Colby Briney added 12 for the Bobcats (7-2, 5-2 conference). Corning led 19-9 after the first quarter, 39-14 at halftime and 52-17 after the third quarter.

Michael Deckelman scored 14 points to lead Harrisburg.

Corning won the junior boys’ game 49-8 to remain unbeaten in conference play as Jayce Couch scored 19 points.

Rivercrest 55, Walnut Ridge 52

WALNUT RIDGE — Rivercrest slipped past Walnut Ridge 55-52 Tuesday in 3A-3 conference senior boys’ basketball.

Rodney Thomas scored 18 points and Braylon Diggs added 10 for the Colts. Jayden Hollister scored a game-high 21 points for Walnut Ridge (7-5), with Ty Flippo adding 13 points and Will Coker finishing with 11 for the Bobcats.

Rivercrest won the junior boys’ game 44-41.

Tuckerman 59, Midland 43

PLEASANT PLAINS — Tuckerman pulled away in the second half Tuesday to defeat Midland 59-43 in 2A-2 conference senior boys’ basketball.

After leading 25-21 at halftime, the Bulldogs extended their lead to 39-29 to end the third quarter and added six more points to the margin in the fourth quarter. Jayden Shannon scored 21 points to lead Tuckerman (12-6, 3-1 conference), while Cameron Jones and David Platt added 15 points each. The Bulldogs are No. 4 this week in Class 2A.

Tuckerman (14-5, 3-0 conference) won the junior boys’ game 35-20, led by Waylon Tackett with 11 points and Finley Lancaster with nine.

Monday night, Tuckerman suffered its first 2A-2 loss, falling 52-39 at Cedar Ridge. The Timberwolves outscored the Bulldogs 17-7 in the second quarter for a 30-17 halftime lead.

Jones scored 16 points, while Shannon and Carson Miller finished with eight each for Tuckerman.

Tuckerman won the junior boys’ game 32-29, led by Eli Tackett with 16 points.