February 18th, 2015
BENTON â€“ After beating them at their place in January to snap a seven-game losing streak, the Benton Lady Panthers couldnâ€™t get the season sweep of the El Dorado Lady Wildcats due to poor shooting. Benton fell 44-33 to El Dorado on Friday night at Benton Arena, shooting 28 percent from the field.
The Lady Panthersâ€™ two-game win streak was snapped and now sit at 13-12 overall, 6-5 in the 6A South with El Dorado improving to 18-5, 7-4 in the South.
ARKADELPHIA â€“ After junior Sarah Cockman scored during the final seconds of the game, the Bauxite Lady Miners defeated the Arkadelphia Lady Badgers 51-20 Friday night in Arkadelphia. The Lady Miners also clinched third in 7-4A Conference with Mena, No. 4, losing to Malvern Friday night. Bauxite Head Coach Cody Lambert said the Lady Miners, which will play on Tuesday at 7 p.m. against the winner of Fountain Lake and Waldron, played well against the Lady Badgers.
The sleet and ice that made city streets slippery this week has kept most drivers from venturing out of the driveway, and has closed schools and shut many small businesses. But snow days simply arenâ€™t allowed with some professions, especially those related to the emergency field.
In response to the slick roadways, the Benton Police Department has deployed one of its most useful weapons it has for times of severe weather: a military-grade Humvee able to crawl over the white stuff with impressive ease.