Ninth-grade boys win first two of tour­na­ment

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - SPORTS - From Staff Re­ports

PEA RIDGE — The Siloam Springs ninth-grade boys got off to a quick start and went on to de­feat Ben­tonville West 53-41 on Fri­day in the Santa Slam Clas­sic held at Pea Ridge.

The Pan­thers (8-3) led 20-8 af­ter the first quar­ter and pulled ahead 34-15 at half­time.

The Pan­thers main­tained an 19-point lead, 42-23, go­ing into the fourth quar­ter.

Carter Wi­nes­burg led Siloam Springs with 13 points, while Josh Ste­wart and Jedi Hunter each scored eight, Bren­dan Lash­ley seven, Jaxon Kois­tra and Pre­ston Moody each with five, Jace Su­tulovich four and Zach Jones three.

The Pan­thers de­feated Pea Ridge 40-25 on Thurs­day in the open­ing game of the Santa Slam.

The game was tied 12-12 af­ter the first quar­ter with the Pan­thers pulling ahead 20-14 at half­time.

Siloam Springs outscored the Black­hawks 12-0 in the third quar­ter to take a 32-14 lead go­ing into the fourth.

Ste­wart led the Pan­thers with 20 points, while Wi­nes­burg had eight, Hunter six and Kois­tra, Jones and Tan­ner Kear each with two.

Re­sults of Satur­day’s game against Gen­try were not avail­able at presstime.

Girls

The Siloam Springs girls strug­gled to get their of­fense go­ing Fri­day in a 3215 loss to Ben­tonville West at the Santa Slam.

The Lady Pan­thers (38) trailed 8-6 af­ter the first quar­ter and 20-11 at half­time. Siloam Springs was able to score only two points in each of the next two quar­ters as West won the sec­ond half 12-4.

Han­nah Ri­ley led the Lady Pan­thers with six points, while Jay­dah Walker and Reina Tiefel each had for and Brooke Pon­ti­cello one.

Pea Ridge edged the Lady Pan­thers in their open­ing game Thurs­day 28-27.

Pea Ridge led 7-2 af­ter the first quar­ter and 12-11 at half­time.

The Lady Black­hawks took a 23-17 lead go­ing into the fourth quar­ter.

led the Lady Pan­thers with 10 points, while Tiefel had seven, Baylie Tate and Halle Her­nan­dez each with four, and Walker two.

Re­sults of Satur­day’s game against Rogers were not avail­able at presstime.

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