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March 4th, 2015
Benton centerfielder Hannah Ward, 30, celebrates with her teammates after rounding the bases following her first-inning grand slam in Tuesdayâ€™s season-opener against Vilonia. Benton defeated the Lady Eagles 11-8 after leading 10-0 at one point.
Because of winter weather which is expected to cover the state with either snow or ice today, the Arkansas Activities Association has postponed Wednesdayâ€™s state tournament play in all classes 7A, 6A, 5A, 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A).
The postponement will which push the semifinal round in each classification to Sunday, and will keep the State Finals which are scheduled for March 12-14 at Hot Springsâ€™ Bank of the Ozarks Arena on schedule.
PEARCY â€“ After enduring a seven-game losing streak at the end of December and the beginning of January, the Benton Lady Panthers have won 8 of their past 11 games including a 52-43 victory over the Lady Wolves of Lake Hamilton in Pearcy on Friday night. The win boosts Benton to 15-12 overall, 8-5 in the 6A South and drops Lake Hamilton to 2-10 in the South.
The Lady Panthers jumped to a 6-0 lead in the first before the Lady Wolves came back to tie it 7-7 at the end of the quarter. The offense picked up a bit in the second quarter and Benton led 24-21 at the half.
BRYANT â€“ Bryant senior guard Jakeria Otey scored a season-high 31 points in a 52-47 victory over the Alma Airedalettes in 7A/6A Central Conference play on Friday at the Hornets Nest. Otey shot 8 of 18 from the field, 12 of 14 from the foul line and 3 of 5 from three.
The Lady Hornets (14-10, 6-5 Central) were up 2-1 early when freshman Raija Todd began a 9-0 run with a 3-pointer assisted by senior Lauren Carroll. Todd picked up a steal and layup before Otey ended the run with a 3-pointer assisted by Carroll for an 11-1 lead.