BATESVILLE — Jonesboro opened 5A-East conference play Friday night by routing Batesville 89-57 in senior boys’ basketball.
The Hurricane (4-1, 1-0 conference) connected for 12 3-pointers while shooting 40 percent beyond the arc. Jonesboro led 36-20 at halftime.
Keyln McBride sank five 3s on the way to 31 points, while Jesse Washington made three 3s in scoring 25 points. Ryan Rouse was 3-of-4 from the 3-point line for nine points.
Washington and Kavon Pointer finished with six rebounds each for Jonesboro. The Hurricane grabbed 19 offensive rebounds as part of a 33-22 overall edge on the boards.
Amarion Wilson added eight points and five assists, while Bradley Richardson finished with seven assists. Wilson, Richardson and Pointer had three steals each as Jonesboro forced 26 turnovers.
Tevin Whitaker scored 18 points, followed by J.P. Morgan with 15 points and eight rebounds for Batesville (6-2, 0-1 conference).
Jonesboro’s game Saturday at Conway was canceled because of COVID-19 concerns. The Hurricane will host Beebe on Monday at MacArthur Junior High.
Brookland 39, Valley View 37
BROOKLAND – Tyler Parham made two free throws with 18 seconds remaining in Thursday night’s game to seal Brookland’s 39-37 victory over Valley View in 4A-3 senior boys’ basketball.
Parham’s free throws gave the Bearcats (7-1, 3-0 conference) a four-point lead, offsetting a last-second basket by the Blazers (5-4, 1-2 conference).
Parham scored 13 points and David York added 10 for Brookland. After the teams played to a 14-14 tie in the first quarter, Brookland led 26-24 at halftime and 30-28 at the end of the third quarter.
CJ Delancy finished with 18 points, seven rebounds and four blocks for the Blazers. Connor Tinsley added 14 points and five rebounds for Valley View, while Caleb Allen grabbed seven rebounds.
Brookland improved to 3-0 in conference play with a 34-32 victory in the junior boys’ game, led by Cole Kirby with 10 points, Briar Allred with nine and Ben Jackson with eight. Brian Huff scored 10 points and Drew Gartman added nine for Valley View (8-2, 2-1 conference).
Westside 64, RCS 56
JONESBORO – Westside pulled away from a tie at the end of the third quarter Friday to defeat Ridgefield Christian 64-56 in senior boys’ basketball.
Andrew Laird scored nine points and Spencer Honeycutt seven in the fourth quarter for Westside (3-5). The teams were tied at 43 to end the third quarter.
Laird finished with 17 points and Honeycutt with 14. Jackson Wolf scored 13 points, including a key 3-pointer in the fourth quarter, and Adonis Thomas added 10.
Garrett Finnicum scored 18 points, Will Archer 13 and Matt McAdams 10 for Ridgefield (9-5).
Westside (6-2) won the junior boys’ game 50-14, led by Eli Whitmire with 13 points and Weston Honeycutt with 10. Ridgefield won the seventh-grade game 21-15.
GCT 77, Nettleton 54
PARAGOULD – Greene County Tech controlled the second half Friday night to defeat Nettleton 77-54 in the 5A-East conference opener for both senior boys’ teams.
The Eagles (8-1, 1-0 conference) outscored the Raiders 26-12 in the third quarter, building a 60-40 lead. Israel Malone scored 18 points and Brandon Anderson added 11 for Nettleton (5-6, 0-1).
Blytheville 52, Highland 45
BLYTHEVILLE – Blytheville held off Highland for a 52-45 victory Thursday in 4A-3 senior boys’ basketball.
Lamont Jackson scored 17 points to lead the Chickasaws (10-1, 3-0 conference) to their sixth consecutive victory. Johnny Anderson added eight points and Brian Jones finished with seven.
Blytheville led 31-18 at halftime after outscoring Highland 19-12 in the second quarter. The Chickasaws led 40-33 at the end of the third quarter.
BIC 54, Rector 47
RECTOR – Jesse Kinard made five of six free throws in the final two minutes Friday to help seal Buffalo Island Central’s 54-47 victory over Rector in 2A-3 senior boys’ basketball.
Jaron Burrow scored 22 points to lead the Mustangs (7-8, 3-2 conference). Kinard added 19 points and Caden Whitehead grabbed 10 rebounds for BIC, which led 25-17 at halftime and 39-28 after the third quarter.
Cooper Rabjohn scored 16 points and Trey Horton added 12 for Rector.
BIC (10-3, 4-0 conference) used balanced scoring and 12 rebounds from Riley Whitehead for a 42-13 victory in the junior boys’ game.
Tuckerman 53, Riverside 34
LAKE CITY – Tuckerman limited Riverside to 15 points over the first three quarters Friday on its way to a 53-34 victory in senior boys’ basketball.
Cameron Jones scored 24 points, Jayden Shannon 15 and David Platt 10 for the Bulldogs (11-4). Tuckerman led 26-13 at halftime and 36-15 after the third quarter.
Brennen Laird scored 16 points for Riverside (8-7). Ethan Boatman had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Riverside won the junior boys’ game 26-24.
Corning 63, Hoxie 44
CORNING – Corning opened a double-digit lead in the third quarter Thursday and went on to defeat Hoxie 63-44 in 3A-3 senior boys’ basketball.
The Bobcats (5-3, 2-2 conference) led 25-18 at halftime and 43-29 at the end of the third quarter. Jayden Wiedeman scored 16 points to lead Corning, followed by Cyle Briney with 13, Colby Briney and Parker Davis with 10 each, and Cade Briney with nine.
Daylon Powell scored 15 points for Hoxie (1-1, 0-1 conference).
Corning won the junior boys’ game 58-29.
Piggott 76, Maynard 65
MAYNARD – Shawn-Hudson Seegraves scored 25 points Thursday to lead Piggott to a 76-65 victory over Maynard in senior boys’ basketball.
Nate Brantley added 18 points and Ethan Ralph finished with 13 for the Mohawks. James Vandergriff scored 24 points to lead Maynard.
Sloan-Hendrix 81, CRA 61
PARAGOULD – Cade Grisham scored 25 points Friday night to lead Sloan-Hendrix to an 81-61 victory over Crowley’s Ridge Academy in senior boys’ basketball.
Braden Cox added 12 points for the Greyhounds. Sloan-Hendrix led 36-19 at halftime and 58-41 after the third quarter.
Will Layne scored 21 points for CRA (0-5). Kayden Trout and Jake Tillery added nine points each, followed by Jace Elms with eight.
Sloan-Hendrix won the junior boys’ game 72-35. Jesse Beliew scored a game-high 22 points for CRA.
Mammoth Spring 64, Maynard 32
MAYNARD – Mammoth Spring rolled past Maynard 64-32 Friday in 1A-3 senior boys’ basketball.
Aidan Burns and Cole Young scored 10 points each for the Bears (10-5, 3-1 conference).
Annie Camp 47, Nettleton 38
JONESBORO – Balanced scoring helped Annie Camp earn a 47-38 victory over Nettleton in junior boys’ basketball at Raider Gym.
Devin Smith sank 10-of-10 free throws to lead the Whirlwinds (5-2, 5-0 conference) with 12 points. Terrance Brown added 10 points, while Jeremiah Johnson and Taz Clark finished with nine each.