Springdale-Russellville Notes + Observations

Here are tidbits from my notebook from Springdale High’s basketball trip to Russellville. The Lady Bulldogs won 64-51 to improve to 2-0, while the Bulldogs lost 64-51 to drop to 2-1.


  • Springdale was stuck in cruise control in this one for the better part of three quarters before turning it on and blowing Russellville out. The Lady Bulldogs trailed 15-13 after a quarter, led just 32-30 at halftime and trailed 40-38 midway through the third. Some of that may have had to do with the start of the game being delayed more than 30 minutes because the … Continue Reading ››

Boys Basketball: Russellville 64, Springdale 51

Andy Campbell and Kentrell Scott each scored 19 points to lead Russellville to a 64-51 victory Thursday night.

The Cyclones (0-2) built a lead early in the second quarter and Springdale (2-1) couldn’t catch up.

The Bulldogs struggled early to solve Russellville’s zone defense, which focused on slowing Springdale senior Chris Owens. And when they were able to get into a better flow offensively, they didn’t get stops as Campbell and Kris Patrick, who finished … Continue Reading ››

Girls Basketball: Springdale 64, Russellville 51

RUSSELLVILLE — Russellville led midway through the third quarter before Springdale High junior guard Kierra Lang helped wake Springdale up and led the Lady Bulldogs to a 64-51 win Tuesday night.

Lang scored nine of her 16 points during a 24-1 Springdale run spanning the latter stages of the third quarter and an early portion of the fourth. The run included 17 straight Lady Bulldog points and turned a 40-38 deficit into a big lead.

But maybe more important was Lang’s defense on Russellville guard Alyssa Owens during the run. Owens scored all 18 of her points in the second and third quarters … Continue Reading ››

Boys Basketball: Springdale 48, Mountain Home 34

Seniors Chris Owens and TreShawn Gause combined for 39 points to lead Springdale High to a 48-34 road victory at Mountain Home on Saturday.

Owens scored 10 of his game-and season-high 28 points in the fourth quarter, while Gause finished with 11 points as the Bulldogs (2-0) cruised to the double-digit victory. Springdale led 23-9 at halftime.

The Bulldogs play at Russellville on Tuesday.

Box Score

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Girls Basketball: Springdale 52, Mountain Home 31

Springdale High jumped out to a 17-3 lead after one quarter and 12 Lady Bulldogs scored in a season-opening 52-31 win at Mountain Home on Saturday afternoon.

Senior guard Ja'Vonda Daniels was the only Springdale player to score in double figures, knocking down two 3-pointers and finishing with a game-high 14 points as the Lady Bulldogs (1-0) showcased their depth in the blowout. Junior post Ryann Goodsell and sophomore post Precious Brown each scored six points.

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Fayetteville 42, Conway 35


CONWAY — The scoreboard might have read like a shootout. But it a was good old fashion dose of ground and pound that made the difference for Fayetteville on Friday.

With a passing game struggling for consistency early in the game — and mistakes hurting Fayetteville’s chances through the first half — the Bulldogs turned to running backs Luke Rapert and Terrance Rock. And the two answered the call, churning out the scoring drives and chunks of yards necessary in a 42-35 Class 7A quarterfinals win against Conway at John McConnell Stadium.

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Malvern 45, Pea Ridge 14

David Beach/Special to NWA Media -- Pea Ridge quarterback Seth Brumley covers up the ball after a long gain on Friday against Malvern in a Class 4A state playoff game.

Malvern unleashed a powerful running game as Jamari McCollum and Montae Hernandez combined for more than 300 yards as the Leopards knocked off previously unbeaten Pea Ridge on Friday in Blackhawks Stadium.

Hernandez rushed for 163 yards, including a 71-yard touchdown, and McCollum scored three touchdowns and rushed for 155 yards as the Leopards (9-3) piled up almost 500 … Continue Reading ››

Bentonville 17, Bryant 7

BENTONVILLE — Kasey Ford faked the handoff to Dylan Smith, then drifted to his right as he appeared to be looking for an open receiver Friday night.

What Bryant’s defense didn’t know at the time that Smith was actually the intended receiver on the play. Bentonville’s senior tailback broke away into the end zone and made the 21-yard catch for a go-ahead touchdown, and the Tigers went on to post a 17-7 during Class 7A State Playoff quarterfinal action in Tiger Stadium.

Smith’s catch and Bennett Moehring’s extra-point kick gave Bentonville (7-4) a 10-7 cushion with 7 minutes, 48 seconds remaining. The … Continue Reading ››

Third Round Playoff Matchups

Class 7A Fayetteville at Fort Smith Southside Bentonville at North Little Rock Class 6A El Dorado at Benton Pine Bluff at Jonesboro Class 5A Batesville at Pulaski Academy Beebe at Wynne Class 4A Clinton at Malvern Arkadelphia at Mena Dardanelle at Nashville Warren at Shiloh Christian Class 3A Osceola at Charleston Hoxie at Booneville Fordyce at Smackover Episcopal Collegiate at Mayflower Class 2A Des Arc at Junction City Brinkley at Earle Rison at Hazen McCrory at Cross County

Week 12 Scoreboard

Class 7A

Fort Smith Southside 30, Rogers Heritage 28 (FINAL)

Fayetteville 42, Conway 35 (FINAL)

Bentonville 17, Bryant 7 (FINAL)

North Little Rock 56, Fort Smith Northside 29 (FINAL)

Class 6A

Benton 49, Little Rock Parkview 28 (FINAL)

El Dorado 24, Greenwood 14 (FINAL)

Pine Bluff 41, Siloam Springs 7 (FINAL)

Jonesboro 32, Alma 27 (FINAL)

Class 5A

Pulaski Academy 44, Camden Fairview 6 (FINAL)

Batesville 41, Greenbrier 18 (FINAL)

Wynne 27, Maumelle 17 (FINAL)

Beebe 42, Hot Springs 35 (FINAL)

Class 4A

Malvern 45, Pea Ridge 6 (FINAL)

Clinton 21, Dollarway 20 (FINAL)

Mena 34, Star City 24 (FINAL)

Arkadelphia 7, Gosnell 6 … Continue Reading ››

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