Bismarck’s Clayton hits game-winner vs. GR
BISMARCK — Bismarck senior Dylan Clayton hit a game-winning 3-pointer for the Lions on Tuesday at home against Glen Rose.
The Lions (2-6) trailed, 4543, with 10 seconds remaining in the game before Clayton dribbled the length of the court to hit the game-winning shot. He finished the game with 20 points, six rebounds and three assists.
Bismarck led earlier in the game, 16-9, after the first quarter and carried a 28-21 lead into the second half. The margin was cut to 36-32 by the start of the fourth quarter. The Beavers had outscored the hosts, 13-7, in the quarter until the final shot.
Sophomore forward Dawson King contributed nine points, three rebounds and two assists. Junior Collier Robertson finished with six points, six rebounds and four assists.
The Lions will be back at home on Tuesday to host the Centerpoint Knights
* Bismarck was on the losing end of another close game for the junior high boys. The teams were knotted at 8-8 after the first quarter and 13-13 after two. Glen Rose inched ahead,
20-19, to start the fourth quarter and the junior Beavers held on for the 27-25 win.
Ian Smith led Bismarck with nine points. Collin Parrie and Blake Smith added six and five points, respectively. Girls
Bismarck’s senior high girls suffered a 52-43 home loss to Glen Rose on Tuesday.
Senior forwards Olivia Hamby and Cecilia Howell were the top scorers for Bismarck (2-6) with 15 and 13 points. Senior guard Brianna Simpson added nine points. Glen Rose improved to 6-2. The Lady Lions will be at home again on Tuesday to face Centerpoint (1-2).
Lady Rams roll Mena to remain undefeated
Lakeside’s senior high girls’ basketball team more than doubled its opponent’s score on Tuesday as the Lady Rams improved to 9-0 with a 43-19 win against visiting Mena.
The Ladycats (2-4) trailed,
24-7, by halftime. Sophomore forward Adachi Igbokidi led Lakeside with 15 points and six rebounds.
“Adachi played really well again tonight,” said Lakeside head girls’ basketball coach Chris Brock. “She is really playing at a high level right now.”
Senior guard Ashton Patrick scored 12 points and had four rebounds. Classmate Lindsey Davis scored eight points, including a pair of
3-pointers. Sophomore forward Maddie Trusty added three points with a team-best seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Erika Bittinger also scored three points and led the team with eight assists.
Sophomore forward Hannah Stockton was Mena’s top scorer with seven points.
““I thought our effort was really good tonight,” Brock said. “Our turnover number was a single digit, which is always our goal.”
Lakeside is off until a road game at Prescott (2-4) on Tuesday. The Lady Rams are not scheduled to play again until Dec. 27 in the Spa City Shootout.
OBU softball signs 10 in fall signing period
ARKADELPHIA — Ouachita Baptist head softball coach Mike McGhee announced this week the signing of 10 players during the fall signing period.
The only recruit from Arkansas is utility player Kailey Hamilton, from Greenbrier.
The other nine signees hail from Texas.
Ouachita also signed Boswell catcher and utility player Emma Blagrave, Mount Vernon utility player Heather Brown, Dallas outfielder Lexie Foreman, Lucas first baseman Rebecca Holiman, Combine utility player Addison Miller, Houston shortstop Lacy Ornelas, Texarkana pitcher Mabry Smith, Boyd utility player Maddi Terry and Dallas outfielder Hope Waid.
Antle, Gooseberry tabbed AFCA All-Americans
ARKADELPHIA — The American Football Coaches Association announced its 2018 Division II Coaches’ All-America Teams with Ouachita Baptist place kicker Cole Antley and offensive lineman Justin Gooseberry named to the Second Team.
Antley, of Atlanta, earned a Second-Team nod after converting 11 of 12 field goals this season. He hit a season-long 45-yard field goal attempt against Arkansas Tech.
On kickoffs, Antley averaged 60.8 yards per kick and recorded 23 touchbacks. He also earned AFCA All-American recognition after the 2016 football season.
This season, Antley has been named a National Association of Collegiate Director of Athletics Second-Team All-Region kicker and a First-Team All-Great American Conference selection.
This is Gooseberry’s first postseason All-American honor. Earlier this season Gooseberry, of Little Rock, was named a preseason All-American by College Football America Yearbook.
Gooseberry helped anchor an offensive line that paved the way for one of the top rushing offenses in the nation, averaging 277.6 yards per game. This is the third postseason honor this year for Gooseberry. He also earned D2CCA First-Team All-Region honors and was a unanimous First-Team All-Great American Conference selection.
Dungee top scorer again, Razorbacks throw block party against Iowa St.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas’ Chelsea Dungee improved from scoring 27 points on Sunday in a 91-82 loss to the Big 12’s Iowa State with 28 points on Tuesday in a 65-42 victory against Tennessee Tech, of the Ohio Valley Conference.
Coach Mike Neighbors’ Razorbacks (6-3) had the game in hand, 18-4, after the first quarter and extended the lead to 58-27 by the start of the final quarter and clearing the bench in the last 10 minutes. Arkansas blocked a program record 13 shots in the game with five from starting center Kiara Williams and four by reserve center Macy Weaver.
“Hats off to Coach Neighbors,” said Tennessee Tech head coach Kim Rosamond. “We knew they could score but they defended really well.
“The turnovers (21 to Arkansas’ nine) hurt us. We wanted to attack them in the paint but that didn’t work out too well for us. Kiara Williams played very well i the paint. Their physicalness and speed just overwhelmed us.”
“I was surprised they kept coming in,” Williams said. “But they dribble drive just like we do. Coach did remind me, ‘Don’t get too comfortable blocking shots, because that won’t carry over until the next game.’”
Arkansas blocked 13 shots and was only whistled for 12 fouls.
“If I had looked down there and we had more fouls than blocks, I wouldn’t feel that good,” Neighbors said. “Kiara was really active early and then Macy late in the game.
“That’s a bunch of blocks, maybe the most I’ve ever been a part of. It’s not something we actively tried to do, but they shot only nine free throws. So, we’ll take that.”
Dungee, a sophomore transfer from Oklahoma, scored her 28 Tuesday without a free throw attempt. She hit 4 hit of 6 threes among her 12 of 18 from the field against the Golden Eagles (5-3).
“I feel like I’ve got the hot hand right now,” said Dungee, who had to redshirt last year as a transfer. “Just confidence from practice. I shoot a lot in practice and that’s where that confidence comes from.”
Confident and “getting really comfortable,” Neighbors said.
Arkansas will be the road team on Saturday in Texas against Abilene Christian (7-1), of the Southland Conference.