Saturday, January 19, 2019

Bison end streak with OT win over Hornets

Carlisle's Jasean Harper is fouled while making a move to the basket against Hazen. (Photos by Mark Buffalo)

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

CARLISLE — For the first time in over two months, the Carlisle Bison basketball team finished a game with a victory.
Carlisle outscored Hazen 11-6 in overtime to defeat the Hazen Hornets 63-58 at Bison Arena. The win broke Carlisle’s 15-game losing streak.
The Carlisle Lady Bison were also victorious Friday night, defeating Hazen 47-26.
The Bison opened the 2018-19 season with 56-42 win over Glen Rose on Nov. 13. After some turnover with the roster, Carlisle had struggled at times but everything came together against Hazen even though the start of game wasn’t a good one.
Hazen led 10-1 with 4:41 left in the first quarter. Carlisle outscored the Hornets 12-3 the remainder of the quarter to tie the game at 13-13.
Carlisle's Jasmyn McElyea attempts
 a three-pointer against Hazen.
Carlisle led 28-27 at halftime and 41-33 after three quarters. Carlisle led 52-48 following a free throw by Jasean Harper with 27.5 seconds left. 
Hazen’s L.J. Magee hit a basket with 22.7 seconds left. He was fouled on the play but the Hornets got the rebound. That led to Ay’Jon Green scoring on a putback to tie the game at 52-52.
Carlisle had a chance to win it in regulation but T.J. Henderson missed a three-point attempt with 3 seconds left.
Hazen took a 54-52 lead early in overtime. Harper tied the game at 54-54. Carlisle’s Creed Carter hit 1 of 2 free throws then Davarius Allen scored on a putback to give the Bison a 57-54 with 1:33 left.
Hazen pulled to within one twice, the last coming at 59-58. Carlisle’s Will Carter then hit four free throws in the final 20.7 seconds left to seal the victory. 
Will Carter led the Bison with 23 points. Harper had 16. Creed Carter had 10. Allen scored six. Ben Orton had four. Embry Thornton and Henderson had two points each. 
Green led Hazen with 14 points. 
The two teams will play again Monday night at Hazen. The game was postponed from December when the Hazen football team was playing in the Class 2A state championship game. 

Lady Bison win 12th game
The Carlisle Lady Bison improved to 12-7 on the season with a 47-26 win over Hazen.
Carlisle led 17-6 after one quarter and 40-9 at halftime. 
Kiara Milled led Carisle with 10 points. DeShaye Ricks and Leigh Ann Wolfe had eight points each. Shelby Hancock and Jasmyn McElyea had five points each. Heather Bowlan, Josie Fortner and Kate Faucett had three points each. Taylor Cullum scored two. 

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Lady Bison beat Malvern, fall to BK and England in Goldfish Classic

Carlisle's Shea Alberson looks for an open teammate in the Lady Bison's win over Malvern in the Goldfish Classic. (Photos by Mark buffalo

By Mark Buffalo
Staff Writer

LONOKE — The Carlisle Lady Bison went 1-2 in the sixth-annual Goldfish Classic last week at the Gina Cox Center.
Carlisle lost to Bald Knob 50-47 in the first round then beat Malvern 51-30 before losing the fifth-place game to fellow conference member England, 63-53 in overtime. 
In the loss to Bald Knob, Carlisle trailed 13-12 after one quarter and 27-19 at halftime. 
Carlisle outscored the Lady Bulldogs 16-8 in the third quarter and held a five-point lead in the fourth quarter before Bald Knob rallied for the victory. 
Shelby Hancock led Carlisle with 13 points. DeShaye Ricks had 12. Heather Bowlan added nine. Kiara Miller scored four. Jasmyn McElyea and Leigh Ann Wolfe had three points each. Taylor Cullum had two. Josie Fortner scored one. 
In the win over Malvern, the score was tied 9-9 after one quarter. Carlisle then outscored Malvern 16-9 in the second quarter and 18-5 in the third quarter to pull away for the win. 
Devon Buffalo shoots for three. 
Ricks led Carlisle with 16 points. Bowlan had eight. Miller scored six. Hancock and Shea Alberson had five points each. Cullum and Wolfe had four points each. Grace Lea added three. 
in the loss to England, Carlisle trailed by eight points heading into the fourth quarter. Carlisle outscored the Lady Lions 18-10 in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. 
England outscored Carlisle 16-6 in the extra period. 
In the loss, Carlisle struggled at the free throw line like it has much of the season. The Lady Bison made only 22 of 41 attempts. 
Ricks led Carlisle with 18 points but made only 10 of 22 free throw attempts. Wolfe had 11 points. She had three three-pointers. Bowlan scored eight. Miller added seven. Cullum had five. Hancock scored three and Alberson had one. 

Bison go 0-2 in Goldfish Classic
The Carlisle Bison lost two games in the tournament. They lost to Bald Knob 77-27 in the first round and Bradford 69-46 in the consolation round. 
In the loss to Bald Knob, Will Carter led the Bison with 14 points. Creed Carter had seven. Jasean Harper scored four. Embry Thornton scored two
In the loss to Bradford, the score was tied 12-12 after one quarter. Bradford then led 31-21 at halftime. 
Will Carter led the Bison with 19 points. Harper had 10. Devon Buffalo scored six on two three-pointers. Davorious Allen had four. Ben Orton scored three. Thornton and Xavier Contereras had two points each.