Local basketball roundup: Lady 'Cats notch first win
EPC opened it's season with a 57-54 win over Marked Tree in Lepanto last Tuesday night.
Freshman Malik Monk scored 29 points for EPC (1-0) as Jammar "Mookie" Sturdivant scored 10. Allen Buchanan and Daniel Rucker each scored 16 for Marked Tree (2-1).
EPC won the junior high contest 51-33.
Harrisburg downed Cooter, Mo. 73-42 in their opening game of the Cooter Invitational. Brayden Honeycutt scored 15 points to help the Hornets to their first win of the season. Nathan Neal netted 10 points for Harrisburg.
EPC moved to 2-0 on the season and in conference play with a 53-48 win over the host Marmaduke Greyhounds. Jammar "Mookie" Sturdivant led a trio of Warriors in double figures with 17 points. Monk added 16 and Paul Pilgrim had 12.
The Junior Warriors won their game 31-23.
The Harrisburg Lady Hornets fell to the Lady Colts of Rivercrest 62-46 in Harrisburg last Tuesday. Kellie Simpson led Harrisburg (3-3) with 12 points.
Trumann's Lady Wildcats picked up their first win of the season as they travelled to Jonesboro and downed Ridgefield Christian 52-39. Kelly Guthrie led Trumann (1-2) with 15 points as Kali Bo Conaway added 13 for the Lady Wildcats.
Trumann won the junior high contest 30-3.
Weiner and Bay both won their opening games this past Monday in the Senior Girl's Pre-Holiday Tournament being held in Brookland.
Weiner got 24 points from Allegra Melton and 18 each from Kaci Mack and Peyton Craft as they defeated Trumann 63-33. Trumann was led by Kelly Guthrie's 14 points.
Bay jumped out early and went on to a 47-28 win over Ridgefield Christian. Hannah Willard of Bay led all scorers with 21 points.
In the junior high division, Bay beat Weiner 34-13.
In Tuesday action at the Pre-Holiday, host Brookalnd ousted Harrisburg 48-24 in the senior high division. In the junior high division, Harrisburg beat Westside 24-20 and Trumann downed Piggott 41-26 behind 26 points from Taelor Gartman.
In the Gerald Jennings Tournament being held in Armorel, the EPC Lady Warriors got 25 points from Alicia Ross and 17 from Teria Young as they won over Gosnell 65-58 this past Tuesday.