Harmony Grove High School basketball has hit a snag over the past few weeks. Both senior high teams have not won a ball game since beating Woodlawn in the opening round of the Bill Gibbs Memorial Tournament on Nov. 29, which Harmony Grove hosted.
Since that win, the Lady Cardinals have fallen to Poyen, for the second time, Mt. Vernon-Enola, Arkansas Baptist and Mayflower. The boys have lost to all of those teams other than Poyen. The Cardinals lost to Perryville in that spot instead.
A close game throughout turned into a 61-55 victory for the Bauxite Lady Miners over the Magnet Cove Lady Panthers in non-conference action Monday night at Fred Dawson Gym in Bauxite.
â€śWe knew it was going to be a tough game,â€ť Bauxite Coach Josh Harrison said. â€śMagnet Cove is a very skilled and hard-working team. Theyâ€™ve got a lot of talent, they shoot the ball well and theyâ€™re very aggressive.â€ť
Lady Miners junior Mary Crow scored 14 points in the first half on her way to a 24-point, six-rebound, six-assist night. She added two steals.
Benton Mayor David Mattingly and UALR hold joint news conference today to announce a proposed 4-year degree program in Benton. See today's Saline Courier for details.