A huge game by Walnut Ridge’s Bailey Augustine couldn’t prevent the Lady Bobcats from falling to Central Arkansas Christian 65-49 in the first round of the 3A State Basketball Tournament on March 3 at Charleston.
Augustine finished with 44 points, including all 27 of Walnut Ridge’s first-half total.
The game was tied 14-all at the end of the first quarter before CAC edged into a 29-27 lead at the intermission. The Lady Mustangs pulled away in the second half, opening a 43-37 lead in the third quarter and outscoring Walnut Ridge 22-12 in the final period to secure the victory.
The Lady Bobcats ended the season with a 22-8 record.