PARAGOULD — Sophomore Bramyia Johnson scored six of her game-high 16 points in a key fourth-quarter run Friday night to power Jonesboro to a 43-38 victory over Greene County Tech in 5A-East senior girls’ basketball.
Jonesboro (10-3, 2-1 conference) led 32-30 going into the fourth quarter. Johnson sank a 3-pointer in the first minute of the period to start an 8-0 surge for the Lady Hurricane.
Lakiya Scott scored in transition and Johnson converted a three-point play with 5:53 remaining in the game, giving Jonesboro a 40-30 lead. The Lady Hurricane kept the Lady Eagles off the scoreboard for the first five minutes of the fourth quarter and held on down the stretch.
Destiny Thomas added nine points for the Lady Hurricane while Scott added seven. Jonesboro enjoyed a fast start, leading 13-8 after the first quarter, but GCT pulled into a 23-23 tie at halftime.
Kylie Stokes scored 14 points to lead GCT. Carleigh Hollis and Haylee Russell added seven each.
Nettleton 52, West Memphis 46
WEST MEMPHIS — Nettleton outscored West Memphis 18-12 in the fourth quarter Friday night to earn a 52-46 victory in 5A-East senior girls’ basketball.
Briley Pena scored 17 points to lead the Lady Raiders (10-4, 1-2 conference). Wakiryah Daniels added 16 points; Laila Eliotti finished with nine points and eight rebounds; and Cydney Crippen grabbed nine rebounds.
Janiya Tucker scored 24 points for West Memphis (5-5, 0-3).
Nettleton led 22-16 at halftime after outscoring West Memphis 12-5 in the second quarter. The Lady Devils came back to tie the game at 34 to end the third quarter.
Pocahontas 56, Valley View 50
POCAHONTAS — Pocahontas defeated Valley View 56-50 in 4A-3 senior girls’ basketball Friday night.
The Lady Redskins led 16-9 after the first quarter, then opened a 16-point lead in the second quarter before the Lady Blazers rallied within 31-21 at halftime. Valley View (8-4, 3-2 conference) cut Pocahontas’ lead to 36-31 at the end of the third quarter.
Valley View won the junior girls’ game 37-15. Mallory Welch led Valley View with 11 points.
Westside 36, Highland 28
JONESBORO — Westside bounced back from Thursday night’s loss against Trumann to defeat Highland 36-28 Friday in 4A-3 senior girls’ basketball.
The Lady Warriors (6-5, 1-2 conference) led 22-16 at halftime after outscoring the Lady Rebels 15-8 in the second quarter. Highland closed within 25-24 at the end of the third quarter.
Megan Hedger scored 15 points and Georgia Spinks added 10 for Westside. Harlee Deloach scored nine points to lead Highland.
Westside (10-2) won the junior girls’ game 48-21 as Lanie Welch scored 16 points and Destiny Hale added 10. Westside also won the seventh-grade game 24-14.
Thursday night, Hannah McClaughlin scored 12 points as Trumann defeated Westside 50-43 in senior girls’ basketball.
The Lady Wildcats opened an 11-5 lead in the first quarter, extended their lead to 26-19 at halftime and maintained a 43-36 lead at the end of the third quarter.
Hedger and Laynee Montgomery scored 10 points each for Westside.
Westside won the junior girls’ game 57-30, led by Hale with 16 points, Elizabeth Hufstedler with 12 and Welch with 11. Westside also won the seventh-grade game 20-12.
Manila 50, Piggott 29
MANILA — Sadie McDonald scored 24 points Friday night to lead Manila to a 50-29 victory over Piggott in 3A-3 senior girls’ basketball.
Madison Hitchcock added 15 points and seven assists for the Lady Lions (11-2, 4-2 conference). Manila led 13-9 after the first quarter, 24-13 at halftime and 43-21 after the third quarter.
Kaylee Edwards led Piggott with eight points.
Manila won the junior girls’ game 33-30, led by Madysen Deeds with 12 points and Chloe Helms with nine. Emma Tarno scored 15 points for Piggott.
Beebe 45, Riverside 28
LAKE CITY — Beebe defeated Riverside 45-28 Friday night in a senior girls’ non-conference game.
Anna Meurer scored 15 points to lead the Lady Rebels (8-8).
Thursday night, Meurer scored 28 points Thursday to lead Riverside to a 64-37 victory at Maynard.
The Lady Rebels outscored Maynard 22-8 in the second quarter to take a 31-11 halftime lead. Riverside led 47-33 after the third quarter.
Madeline Jones scored 13 points and McKenzi Mustread added 11 for Maynard.
Des Arc 55, Marmaduke 48
DES ARC — Marmaduke endured a cold shooting night Friday as Des Arc claimed a 55-48 victory in senior girls’ basketball.
The Lady Greyhounds (16-4) were 3-of-26 from the 3-point line and 8-of-18 from the free throw line. Heidi Robinson scored 26 points to lead Marmaduke and Carolina Hoffman added 10.
Marmaduke earned two victories earlier in the week, winning 70-48 Thursday night at Mammoth Spring and 63-24 against Bay at home Monday night.
Robinson finished with 29 points and 11 rebounds in the victory over Mammoth Spring, with Hoffman adding 22 points. Hoffman scored 16 points, Robinson 13 and Chancey Henry 11 in the victory over Bay.
Marmaduke’s junior high team also defeated Bay, improving to 14-4 on the season.
MacArthur 31, Paragould 20
PARAGOULD — MacArthur pulled away from a halftime tie Thursday to defeat Paragould 31-20 in junior girls’ basketball.
Eljanae Daniels had scored 14 points to lead MacArthur, which outscored Paragould 9-1 in the third quarter to take a 19-11 lead. Diamond Edwards added seven points as seven different players scored for the Lady Cyclones (5-3, 1-1).
MacArthur won the seventh-grade game 41-16.