Sunday, November 30, 2014

Jackrabbits beat Heber Springs while Lady Rabbits fall

The Lonoke coaching staff talks to its players during the season opener with Carlisle. (Photos by Mark Buffalo)

The Lonoke Jackrabbits and Lady Jackrabbits split their 4A-2 conference openers with Heber Springs on Nov. 25 at the Gina Cox Center.
Lonoke won the boys game 51-38 while the Lonoke girls lost 51-45.
In the boys game, Lonoke (2-0)  got off to a quick start, leading 15-4 after one quarter. Brenton Bryant scored 5 points in the first quarter. Nick Bates had 4 while Byron Fair, Justin Meadows and Jawaun Bryant had 2 each. 
Lonoke pushed its lead to 29-11 by halftime. Heber Springs made a run in the second half but could not get over the hump.
Lonoke's Jawaun Bryant made all 6 of his free throws in the fourth quarter. He led the Jackrabbits with 15 points. Bates added 8. Scoring 7 each were Brenton Bryant and Bryson Jackson. Fair added 6. Meadows scored 4. Tyler Spencer had 3. Yancy Cooney added a free throw.
In the girls game, Lonoke (2-1) led 10-9 after one quarter and 23-18 at halftime. Eboni Willis scored 8 points in the first half. Ashlyn Allen scored 7.
Heber Springs outscored Lonoke 33-22 in the second half. 
Willis led Lonoke with 12 points. Amanda Sexton had 11. Kerasha Johnson had 9. Jarrelyn McCall scored 7. Allen added 6.

Loonke coach Nathan Morris talks to his team during their game with Carlisle. 

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