To officially begin the new year of hoops competition last week, Prescott Curley Wolves, Lady Wolves and Jr. Lady Wolves all completed a three game road sweep of victories at Fouke.
To officially begin the new year of hoops competition last week, Prescott Curley Wolves, Lady Wolves and Jr. Lady Wolves all completed a three game road sweep of victories at Fouke. Then, later in the week, Prescott hoop teams returned home for back to back games hosting Gurdon and Mena on last Friday night at the Prescott Sports Arena. The Curley Wolves and Lady Wolves each split wins against Gurdon and Mena for senior high hoops to start out the second half of the 2017-18 basketball season in January.
With the Lady Wolves keeping an plus .500 overall record led by head coach B.J. Rogers and assistant Heidi Graham, they're taking an strong approach to build up their chemistry to have an productive playing performance. The Lady Wolves fell to Gurdon 52-43, but rallied back from defeat to be victorious over Mena.
As the Curley Wolves have begun showing their spark to win after a slow start due to football season, head coach Beau Brickell believed his troops would get rolling once this time of the year arrived. Brickell stayed confident throughout the Curley Wolves struggles to complete an four quarter game of 48 minutes to keep a demanding lead, but their high level of competition has prepared them for the second half season schedule and ready to take command. The Curley Wolves posted an dominant 50 point win over Fouke, then defeated Gurdon 72-27 to post back to back high scoring nights of 70 plus points and losing another heartbreaker to Mena at home, 61-59.
"The Gurdon game went really well. We won 72-27 and the kids played their tails off. Really balanced scoring all the way around. Every guy on the team scored. Last Friday night was a great game all the way through and we lost a heartbreaker 61-59 on a missed shot with 3.4 seconds left. The Kids played very hard just didn’t make enough plays down the stretch. Lots of questionable calls by the officials that could have gone our way and made it a different ending. Ryan Johnson with a monster game, had 25 points and 12 rebounds was a man amongst boys last Friday night. Guys are playing really well right now, going to be a very scary team down the stretch," Brickell said.
This week, Prescott hoopsters continue action on the hardwood at Ashdown, then return home this Friday night to host Cossatot River for an four-game home stanza of junior and senior high basketball action at the Prescott Sports Arena.
PRESCOTT VS. FOUKE BASKETBALL
JR. LADY CUBS 35, FOUKE 21
Prescott Jr. Lady Cubs came off an huge performance in their new year hoops topping Fouke 35-21 in junior high girls action. For the game, Jr. Lady Cubs' Emma Doucet led scoring with 11 points, Indian Rooney and Vontavia Hopper followed with 10 points apiece for a triple-threat of double-figure scoring. Anaja Young contributed four key points for Prescott in their victory over Fouke.
LADY WOLVES 62, FOUKE 59
Prescott Lady Wolves edged out a big win over the Fouke Lady Panthers 62-59 for back to back wins on the road since the Christmas holiday break. The Lady Wolves led over Fouke at halftime, 37-19. In the second half, the Lady Wolves dropped 25 points in the basket, but the Lady Panthers poured 40 points on the scoreboard. As a result, the Lady Wolves managed to escape with the three point win due to their productive play in first half action. For the game, Haleigh Wiley led scoring with a big 20 points, Lacie Nolen dropped 16 points and Jai Dorrough had 10 points for a trio of double-figures. Jonay Roberts finished with eight points and Anna Byers contributed seven key points with Olivia Williams adding two points.
CURLEY WOLVES 79, FOUKE 29
The Curley Wolves showcased another big performance of winning fashion in their first road game of the new year to dominate the Fouke Panthers 79-29 for an 50 point victory to secure back to back wins since the Christmas holiday break. For the game, C.J. Hill led the scoring department with 14 points, Jordan Glass dropped 13 points and snatched eight rebounds and Quontravious Caldwell added 12 points for a double-figures.