Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Local swimmers do well in recent meets

Tristan Bennett of Carlisle
(Photos by Tara Bennett)

Swimmers from Lonoke and Carlisle High Schools participated in recent swim meets. 
Tristan Bennett of Carlisle finished sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke and fourth in the 200-yard individual medley at the North Little Rock Invitational.
Bennett finished sixth in the 100-yard butterfly and the fifth in the 200-yard freestyle at the Panther Invitational.
At North Little Rock, Lonoke's Baileigh Dulaney finished eighth in the girls 100 freestyle and 12th in the 100 breaststroke.
Colby Hartley was sixth in the girls 100 backstroke and 11th in the freestyle.
Kayla McGee won the girls 100 butterfly and the 100 breaststroke.
Casey Long was eighth in the boys 100 backstroke and 12th in the 100 freestyle.
Jimmy Evans was eight in the boys 100 butterfly and 12th in the 50 freestyle.
Tanner Edwards was sixth in the boys 100 butterfly and 11th in the 50 freestyle.
Levi Ward was 10th in the boys 100 freestyle and 10th in the 50 freestyle.
Will Armstrong was 17th in the boys 50 freestyle and 13th in the 100 freestyle.
At the Panther Invitational, Dulaney was 12th in the 100 freestyle and 19th in the 50 freestyle. 
Hartley was 28th in the freestyle and 18th in the breaststroke.
McGee won the 50 freestyle and finished second in the individual medley.
Long was 23rd in the 100 freestyle and 29th in the 50 free style.
Evans was sixth in the 100 backstroke and 12th in the 50 freestyle.
Edwards was seventh in the 200 freestyle and 11th in the 100 freestyle.
Ward was 16th in the 50 freestyle and 16th in the 100 freestyle.
Lonoke's boys relay teams of Evans, Long, Edwards and Ward finished sixth in the boys 200-yard medley relay and 200-yard freestyle relay.

Lonoke's Kayla McGeee

Lonoke's Tanner Edwards

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lady Bison bounce back; Bison fall to Red Devils

Carlisle coach Jonathan Buffalo talks to his team during its game with Augusta on Friday. (Photos by Mark Buffalo)

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

CARLISLE — The Carlisle Lady Bison bounced back from their first conference loss to Brinkley with a 53-33 win over Augusta on Friday at Bison Arena. 
Carlisle is now 14-6 overall and 11-1 in 2A-6 play. The Lady Bison lost to Brinkley 56-48 on Tuesday night at Brinkley. 
Carlisle got off to a good start, leading 17-5 after one quarter and 30-16 at halftime.
Augusta scored the first four points of the second half to cut Carlisle's lead to 30-20. 
The Lady Red Devils cut the deficit to single digits at 32-24 with 4:36 left in the third quarter. Carlisle led 38-29 after three quarters.
Carlisle pushed its lead to 42-29 early in the fourth quarter. Kylie Warren hit two free throws and Molli Weems hit a baseline jumper.
Augusta tried to stay in striking distance, trailing 45-33 with 5:41 left in the game. Carlisle then scored the game's final 8 points to seal the victory. Weems scored 4 points during the run. Kimberly Lott scored 2 and Nicquira Burnett and Warren hit 1 free throw each.
Warren led Carlisle with 21 points. Elex McClain had 11. Weems scored 9. Peyton Hitchings had 5. Burnett scored 3. Kayla Golleher and Lott had 2 points each. 
Kimberly Lott makes a pass.

Bison fall to Red Devils
The Augusta Red Devils jumped out to a big lead in beating the Carlisle Bison 62-31 on Friday.
Augusta led 22-4 after one quarter and 41-12 at halftime.
Brynden Weems led Carlisle with 18 points. Devon Kendrick scored 8. Cole Sheets had 3. Nick Schafer scored 2. 
Devon Kendrick makes a move to the basket against Augusta. 

Jackrabbits get 2 road wins

Lonoke coach Dean Campbell, right, talks to Brenton Bryant during a game earlier this season. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

The Lonoke Jackrabbits got two big road conference wins last week. 
Lonoke knocked off Southside Batesville 46-33 on Tuesday and Heber Springs 51-47 on Friday. 
In the win over there Southerners, the two teams were tied 6-6 after one quarter but Lonoke scored only point in the second quarter and trailed 16-7 at halftime. 
Lonoke had one of its best halfs of the season, scoring 39 points, including 14 in the third quarter and 25 in the fourth quarter. 
Jawaun Bryant led Lonoke with 18 points. Nick Bates had 8. Isaac Toney scored 6. Brenton Bryant had 5. Bryson Jackson scored four. Justin Meadows and Tyler Spencer had 2 points each. Byron Fair scored one point — Lonoke's only point of the second quarter.
In the win over Heber Springs, Lonoke trailed 10-9 after one quarter. The score was tied 21-21 at halftime. 
The Panthers led 36-32 after three quarters. The Jackrabbits scored 19 points in the fourth quarter to get the win. Jawaun Bryant scored 8 of his 19 points in the final 8 minutes. 
Toney added 9. Brenton Bryant scored 8. Jackson had 7. Haven Hunter had 3. Bates and Tyler Spencer scored 2 points each. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Jackrabbits, Lady Rabbits drop 2 games

The Lonoke Jackrabbits listen to coach Dean Campbell and Heath Swiney during a timeout at the Goldfish Classic. (Photos by Mark Buffalo)

The Lonoke Jackrabbits and Lady Jackrabbits both dropped two conference games last week at the Gina Cox Center.

Jackrabbits fall to Mets in OT
E-Stem outscored Lonoke 8-5 in overtime to beat the Jackrabbits 57-54 on Friday.
The score was tied 49-49 at the end of regulation. 
Nick Bates and Isaac Toney each scored two points in the extra period. Brenton Bryant hit 1 of 2 free throws.
The Jackrabbits led 15-7 after one quarter and 23-21 at halftime. 
Toney led Lonoke with 18 points. Jawaun Bryant had 17. Byron Fair, Brenton Bryant and Justin Meadows had 4 points each. Bryson Jackson had 3. Bates and Tyler Spencer scored 2 points each. 
Lonoke lost to Riverview 60-40 on Tuesday. 
Riverview led 26-19 at halftime then outscored the Jackrabbits 34-21 in the second half. 
Jackson led Lonoke with 14 points. Bates and Jawaun Bryant had 7 points each. Spencer had 4. Kylan Branscomb and Toney had 3 points each. Meadows scored 2. 

Lonoke's Jasalyn Truelove looks to pass. 

Lady Rabbits 
The Lonoke Lady Jackrabbits fell to 3-5 in 4A-2 play with losses to e-Stem and Riverview last week.
Riverview knocked off Lonoke 58-38 on Tuesday. 
The Lady Raiders led 22-9 after one quarter and 36-21 at halftime. 
Eboni Willis led Lonoke with 14 points. Amanda Sexton added 9. Jarrelyn McCall scored 5. Ashlyn Allen had 4. Riely Rowton and Kimistri Ballance had 3 points each. 
Lonoke fell to e-Steam 55-46 on Friday night. 
Lonoke trailed 17-12 after one quarter and 30-20 at halftime. 
McCall led Lonoke with 18 points. Willis scored 12. Sexton had 8. Allen had 4. Rowton and Kerasha Johnson scored 2 points each. 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Lady Bison survive against P-W; Bison rally falls short

Carlisle's Elex McClain makes  move to the basket against Palestine-Wheatley. (Photos by Mark Buffalo)

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

Carlisle split two games with Palestine-Wheatley on Friday night at Bison Arena. 

Lady Bison survive
The Carlisle Lady Bison, ranked sixth in Class 2A by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, overcame a sluggish start then pulled away late from Palestine-Wheatley for a 47-33 win.
The game started off slowly for both teams but Carlisle led 15-4 after one quarter. The Lady Bison then led 24-15 at halftime.
The Lady Patriots kept it close and trailed 33-27 early in the fourth quarter. Carlisle scored six in a row to lead 39-27. Kayla Golleher hit 2 free throws. Elex McClain scored on a putback and Peyton Hitchings hit a short jumper to account for the run.
The Lady Bison then used an 8-0 run to put the game away. Kylie Warren scored four in a row; McClain and Nikita Harper each scored 2
Warren led Carlisle with 18 points. McClain had 10. Hitchings scored 8. Harper had 5. Golleher and Molli Weems had 3 points each.
The Lady Bison are now 13-5 overall and 10-0 in 2A-6 play. 

Carlisle's Cole Sheets brings the ball up the court against Palestine-Wheatley. 

Bison give Patriots a scare
The Carlisle Bison gave the Palestine-Wheatley Patriots all they wanted but came up short in a 68-61 loss.
Palestine led 62-52 following two free throws by Isaac Sanders with 2:06 left in the game.
Carlisle's Dominic Castleberry hit a 3-pointer and Cole Sheets hit two foul shots to cut the deficit to 62-57 with 1:45 left. 
The Patriots then missed 4 consecutive free throws to give the Bison some life. 
Carlisle's Brynden Weems hit two free throws with 1:12 left to cut the deficit to one possession at 62-59. 
The Bison had a few chances to get closer but did not score again until Nick Schafer hit a jumper with 20 seconds left to make the score 66-61.
Weems led Carlisle with 19 points. Schafer had 17. Devon Kendrick had 10. Sheets added 8. Zack Caviness scored 4 while Castleberry had 3. 

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Jr. Lady Jackrabbits win Bradford tourney

The Lonoke Junior Lady Jackrabbits — 2015 Bradford Tournament Champions (Photo by Chad Gentry)

BRADFORD — The Lonoke Junior Lady Jackrabbits overcame poor free throw shooting to beat Harding Academy 36-28 to win the Bradford Junior High Invitational Tournament on Saturday night. 
Lonoke made only 6 of 29 free throws in the victory, making none in the second half. 
The score was tied 6-6 after one quarter. Keiunna Walker scored 4 for Lonoke while Mia Brown and Kaley Woodruff each hit a free throw.
The score was tied 11-11 at halftime. Walker scored 4 more points for the Junior Lady Jackrabbits. 
The difference in the game was the third quarter as Lonoke outscored Harding 14-3 to lead 25-14. Walker scored 6. Mickenzie Williams, Maddie Pool and Kennedy White scored 2 points each during the third quarter.
Walker led Lonoke with 18 points. Williams and Pool had 5 points each. White had 4. Brown scored 3. Woodruff added 1. 

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Bison sweep Jaguars

Carlisle's Kylie Warren drives to the basket against McCrory on Tuesday. She scored 39 points in her team's win. (Photos by Mark Buffalo)

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

CARLISLE — It was a clean sweep for the Carlisle Bison basketball teams against McCrory on Tuesday night at Bison Arena.
Carlisle won all four games, including both junior high and senior high teams.

Lady Bison get tested, remain perfect in 2A-6
The Carlisle Lady Bison are still undefeated in 2A-6 play but it didn't come without a struggle.
The Lady Bison (11-5 overall, 9-0 2A-6) overcame a sluggish start to the second half to beat McCrory 63-55.
Carlisle led 35-26 early in the third quarter when the Lady Jaguars went on a 17-1 run to lead 43-37 with 1:07 left in the third quarter.
The Lady Bison ended the third quarter on an 8-0 run, including a 3-pointer by both Kayla Golleher and Kylie Warren, who also had a 2-pointer during the run.
Carlisle led 47-43 following a basket by Molli Weems early in the fourth quarter. McCrory cut the it 47-45 and 49-47 before the Lady Bison scored 6 in a row to lead 55-47 with 3:27 left.
Carlisle's largest lead of the fourth quarter was 9 points at 61-52 with 1:29 left.
Warren led Carlisle with a career-high 39 points. Golleher had 8. Weems and Peyton Hitchings had 6 points each. Elex McClain had 4.
Delviny Anthony led McCrory with 19 points. Caroline Lane had 13.
The Lady Bison were coming off a 58-48 win at Marvell on Friday.
Warren led Carlisle with 34 points. McClain had 13. Nikita Harper had 6. Weems and Hitchings scored 2 each. Golleher added a free throw.

Brynden Weems looks to score against McCrory. 

Bison beat former coach's new team
The Carlisle Bison got their third win over the season in beating McCrory 59-49. The Jaguars are coached by Jeremiah Quattlebaum, who coached the Bison a year ago.
Carlisle led 13-11 after one quarter and 30-21 at halftime.
The Bison took control in the third quarter. The lead reached 16 points at 43-27 following a basket by Devon Kendrick and a free throw by Brynden Weems. Carlisle led 44-29 heading into the fourth quarter.
McCrory hit three 3-pointers in the fourth quarter to make it close but the Bison made enough plays at the end to get the win.
Kendrick led the Bison with 21 points. Nick Schafer had 13. Weems scored 10. Cole Sheets had 7. Dominic Castleberry had 5. Zach Caviness had 4.
Jamone McCoy led McCrory with 14 points. Austin Browning had 13. 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Carlisle splits with Kipp Delta

Carlisle's Kayla Golleher is fouled while making a move to the basket against Kipp Delta. (Photos by Mark Buffalo)

CARLISLE — Carlisle Bison and Lady Bison split two games with Kipp Delta Charter School last week.
The Lady Bison beat the Lady Blue Hornets 57-15 while the Bison fell to the Blue Hornets 78-62
In the girls game, Carlisle scored the first 12 points. Kylie Warren scored 8 of those points while Kayla Golleher and Elex McClain scored 2 each during the run.
After a Kipp Delta free throw made the score 12-1, the Lady Bison scored 5 more. Peyton Hitchings hit a 3-pointer while Golleher and McClain each hit a free throw.
The Lady Bison led 19-5 after one quarter and 40-12 at halftime.
Warren led Carlisle with 24 points. Golleher had 9. McClain scored 7. Ashby Terry and Hitchings had 5 points each. Nikita Harper and Journey Jennings had 3 point search. Nicquira Burnett had 1.
In the boys game, the Bison trailed 24-12 after one quarter but cut the deficit to 1 points in the second quarter before the Blue Hornets led 44-30 at halftime. 
Nick Schafer led the Bison with 17 points. Devon Kendrick had 16. Brynden Weems had 14. Cole Sheets scored 4. Dominic Castleberry, Drake Adams and Korbin Burton had 2 points each. Gray Amaden added a free throw.

Carlisle played at Marvell on Friday. The Lady Bison won to improve to 10-5 overall and 8-0 in 2A-6 league play. The Bison fell to 1-7 in league play. Information from those games will appear soon. 

Devon Kendrick shoots for 2 against Kipp Delta. 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Lady Jackrabbits lose 2; Jackrabbits gain split this week

Lonoke coach Nathan Morris talks to his team during its game with CAC on Friday. (Photos by Mark Buffalo)

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

Jarrelyn McCall makes a move to the basket against CAC.

Lady Jackrabbits drop 2 conference games
The Lonoke Lady Jackrabbits fell to 3-4 in 4A-2 league play with 50-48 loss to Newport on Tuesday at the Gina Cox Center and a 40-34 loss to Central Arkansas Christian on Friday at the Diles Activities Center on Mustang Mountain. 
In the loss to Newport, Lonoke led 21-16 at halftime and 34-27 after three quarter.
The Lady Greyhounds outscored Lonoke 23-14 in the final eight minutes. 
Eboni Willis led Lonoke with 14 points. Jarrelyn McCall had 11. Kerasha Johnson and Amanda Sexton had 9 points each. Kimistri Ballance scored 3. Ashlyn Allen added a field goal. 
In the CAC game, Lonoke got off to a great start, leading 10-3 with 2:41 left in the first quarter. Ballance hit a 3-pointer then McCall scored 8 in a row to account for a 10-0 run.
CAC stormed back to take a 12-10 lead. Lonoke led 17-16 at halftime.
The Lady Jackrabbits led 21-18 following a layup by Johnson. Lonoke led 24-20 following a 3-point play by Willis with 39.6 seconds left in the third quarter.
Lonoke's last lead came at 29-27 with 5:45 left in the game. 
CAC pushed its lead to 37-29. Lonoke cut the deficit to 37-34 with 1:19 left but the Lady Jackrabbits did not score again. 
McCall led Lonoke with 15 points. Willis had 8. Sexton and Johnson had 4 points each. Ballance had 3. 
Christyn Williams led CAC with 19 points. 

Lonoke's Brenton Bryant attempts a layup against CAC.

Jackrabbits split 2 conference games
The Lonoke Jackrabbits knocked off Newport 63-38 on Tuesday but fell to CAC 52-28  on Friday.
in the win over Newport, Lonoke led 20-8 after one quarter and 42-19 at halftime. 
Jawaun Bryant led Lonoke with 20 points. Brenton Bryant had 10. Kylan Branscomb and Nick Bates had 8 points each. Tyler Spencer and Haven Hunter scored 4 each. Isaac Moore had 2. TaMarrae Moore had 1.
In the loss to CAC, Lonoke led 5-0 after a layup by Jawaun Bryant and a 3-pointer by Toney.
CAC led 11-10 after one quarter.
Lonoke reclaimed the lead at 12-11 on two free throws by Byron Fair early in the second quarter. However, points became hard to come by for the Jackrabbits. 
The Mustangs went on a 12-0 run to lead 23-12 with 1:31 left in the first half. Jawaun Bryant ended the run by hitting 1 of 2 foul shots with 1:18 left.
CAC opened the second half with another 12-0 run to lead 34-13 with 3:33 left in the third quarter.
Jawuan Bryant led Lonoke with 9 points. Brenton Bryant had 8. Toney had 5. Fair scored 3. Bates scored 2. Yancy Cooney had a free throw.
Jaleel Johnson led CAC with 13 points. 

Lonoke's Haven Hunter, right, forces a jump ball against CAC's Stephen Flanigan.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Lonoke DC Widener is new Des Arc head coach

Lonoke defensive coordinator Drake Widener talks to the junior varsity squad during a game last fall. Widener was hired as the new head coach at Des Arc on Thursday night. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

LONOKE — Drake Wider, the defensive coordinator for the Lonoke Jackrabbits football team, was hired as the new Des Arc head coach by the Des Arc School Board during a special meeting Thursday night.
Widener, 26, replaces Dustin Prescott, who resigned to become coach at Class 4A Bauxite.
Widener is a 2007 graduate of Beebe High School and a 2011 graduate of Arkansas Tech University, where he played football for the Wonder Boys.
For Widener, this is a dream come true.
"It's a tradition-rich job," Widener said Friday afternoon. "It's a great opportunity for me to improve in my career and to be a head football coach, which is my dream. I'm excited about it. I've been drawing plays up since I was probably in the seventh grade. I remember being in high school and making out practice plans on how I was going to do stuff. It's always been what I wanted to do. I finally got the chance to do it.
"I'm going to take some of the stuff I've learned here in my years at Lonoke and some of my own ideas. And hopefully, we'll go over there and be a championship contender."
The Eagles are coming off two consecutive successful seasons. They were the Class 2A state runners-up in 2013 and a quarterfinalist in 2014.
Widener said the Eagles will be Wing-T based on offense.
"We're basically going to do the same things they've been doing," he said. "We're going to run the option some and the buck sweep and the trap. We're going to be under center. Power football. We're going to be running right at you."
Defensively, the Eagles will run the 4-3 or 4-2-5.
"It's the same thing we did here at Lonoke," Widener said. "We had a lot of success here and we had the No. 1 defense in the conference this year. So, we will be taking that over there."
Widener said he thinks Des Arc has the personnel to run the schemes he wants to do.
"I think it will be a perfect fit for what I'm trying to accomplish," he said.
Widener was very appreciative of his time in Lonoke.
"I appreciate all of my players, both current and past, and their parents," he said. "I've had a great experience here at Lonoke and it will always be a very special place to me. I want to thank coach Doug Bost for the opportunity he gave me here at Lonoke and he will always be a good friend of mine."

Friday, January 2, 2015

Bison, Lady Bison get wins in Goldfish Classic

Carlisle's Kylie Warren follows through on a long 3-pointer, which she hit as the Lady Bison beat rival Des Arc in the Goldfish Classic on Monday. (Photo by Kym Warren)

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

LONOKE — The Carlisle Bison and Lady Bison finished the Goldfish Classic with identical 1-2 records. After dropping their first games, each team won their consolation game before dropping close decisions in the fifth-place games.

The Lady Bison celebrate after Kylie Warren [10] hit a game-winning 3-pointer against Des Arc. (Photo by Kym Warren)

Lady Bison beat Des Arc on buzzer-beater
The Carlisle Lady Bison bounced back from their loss to E-Stem with a 34-33 win over Des Arc on Monday.
Carlisle's Kylie Warren banked in a 35-foot 3-pointer as time expired to give the Lady Bison the victory over fellow 2A-6 member Des Arc.
The Lady Eagles led most of the game, including 18-10 at halftime. Carlisle scored only point in the second quarter — a free throw by Warren. 
Warren scored 22 of Carlisle's 24 second-half points, including the game-winner. She finished with 27 points. Peyton Hitchings had 5. Elex McClain had 2.
Carlisle then fell to Bald Knob 51-42 in the fifth-place game.
The Lady Bison trailed 12-8 after one quarter and 20-15 at halftime. Carlisle made a run in the third quarter, outscoring the Lady Bulldogs 16-12 but Bald Knob made 6 of 7 free throws in the final 8 minutes.
Warren led Carlisle with 12 points. McClain and Molli Weems had 10 points each. Hitchings and Kayla Golleher had 5 points each. 
The Lady Bison are now 9-4 on the season. 

Carlisle's Dominic Castleberry looks for an open teammate during the Goldfish Classic. (Photo by Mark Buffalo)

Bison beat Bald Knob for second win
The Carlisle Bison got their second win of the season Monday, beating Bald Knob 58-49.
Carlisle led 12-11 after one quarter and 27-22 at halftime. 
The Bulldogs cut the deficit to 36-34 after three quarters.
Carlisle outscored Bald Knob 22-15 in the fourth quarter. The Bison made 13 of 21 free throws in the final 8 minutes. 
For the game, Carlisle made 20 of 34 free throws in the victory.
Devon Kendrick and Nick Schafer led the Bison with 16 points apiece. Bryden Weems had 15. Dominic Castleberry had 8. Cole Sheets scored 3.
The Bison then dropped another close game to Hazen in the fifth-place game. The Hornets won 52-46.
Hazen led 26-14 at halftime. The Bison outscored Hazen 14-10 in the third quarter to get close.
Kendrick led the Bison with 15 points. Weems added 9. Castleberry had 7. Schafer finished with 6 and Lewis Bunch added a 3-pointer. 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Lonoke teams fall in finals of Goldfish Classic

Lonoke's Haven Hunter makes a move against a Stuttgart player in the semifinals of the Goldfish Classic. (Photos by Mark Buffalo)

The Lonoke Jackrabbits and Lady Jackrabbits both came up short in the finals of the Goldfish Classic on Tuesday at the Gina Cox Center.

Lonoke boys
The Lonoke Jackrabbits, playing one of their best games of the season, kept it close with a talented Watson Chapel squad but fell 69-55.
Lonoke trailed 32-22 at halftime and 49-33 after three quarters. The Jackrabbits made a run and cut it to 8 early in the fourth quarter but could not get over the hump. 
Brenton Bryant led Lonoke with 17 points. Jawaun Bryant had 11. Nick Bates scored 7. Haven Hunter hit 2 three-pointers for 6 points. Justin Meadows and Tyler Spencer had 3 points each. Bryson Jackson added 2.
Lonoke advanced to the title game with a 48-43 win over Stuttgart on Monday.
The score was tied 31-31 after three quarters. Lonoke outscored Stuttgart 17-12 in the final 8 minutes.
The Jackrabbits made 8 of 12 free throws in the fourth quarter.
Jawaun Bryant led Lonoke with 19 points. Bates scored 13. Isaac Toney had 8. Kylan Branscomb had 4. Hunter and Brenton Bryant had 1 point each.

Lonoke senior Amanda Sexton hugs Gina Cox Wiertelak after the Lady Jackrabbits lost to England in the finals of the Goldfish Classic. 

Lonoke girls
The Lonoke Lady Jackrabbits led 40-35 in the fourth quarter but England outscored the home team 24-17 in the fourth quarter to win the Goldfish Classic 55-48.
England attempted nine free throws in the fourth quarter to only three for the Lady Jackrabbits. Lonoke was called for 12 fouls in the second half to only three for England. 
Jarrelyn McCall led Lonoke with 16 points. Kerasha Johnson had 10. Amanda Sexton added 9. Eboni Willis scored 6. Kimistri Ballance had 5. Ashlyn Allen added a free throw. 
Lonoke advanced to the title game with a 48-21 rout of Stuttgart. 
Lonoke led 14-1 after one quarter and 24-6 at halftime. 

Willis led Lonoke with 17 points. Sexton had 10. Riely Rowton scored 5. McCall and Johnson had 4 points each. Ballance and Allen had 3 points each. Callie Whitfield added 2.