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March 14th, 2014
JONESBORO â Making the 6A State Tournament semifinals their second consecutive year against the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane, the result was almost exactly the same as last season as the Benton Panthers fell 63-53 on Tuesday afternoon at Jonesboro High School. The Hurricane defeated Benton last year 61-51 in the semis at Greenwood.
âThey had depth,â Benton Coach Dwaine Fishburn said of Jonesboro. âI could see that at the end. We got into some early foul trouble. Our game plan, early on, was working really well.â
CHARLESTON -- As if Harmony Grove basketball couldnât get any more exciting, the senior boys proved Monday that there is no quit in them when it comes to post-season play. Winner over No. 4 Fordyce in Round 1 of the 3A State Tournament on Saturday, the Cardinals came out Monday with a win-or-go-home scenario against the No. 1 Earle Bulldogs.
Looking to take a bit of the bite out of the Dogs, Harmony Grove (25-7) used more stellar defense and good guard play to upset Earle 64-61 sending the âDogs out with an early exit.
JONESBORO â Leading 33-29 after consecutive Braxton Chumley steals and layups late in the third quarter, the South No. 2 seed Benton Lady Panthers could muster just six more points the rest of the way and the East No. 3 seed Searcy Lady Lions ended Bentonâs season with a 53-39 victory in the quarterfinals of the 6A State Tournament in Jonesboro Monday night.