Both Buffalo Island Central junior high basketball teams saw their seasons come to an end last week in the Junior High District Tournament at Monette.
BIC's junior boys lost a heartbreaker in overtime when Marmaduke came away with a 46-38 victory in the semi-finals of the tournament.
Jacob Mason pumped in a game high 23 points to lead the Greyhounds, who led 13-3 after the first quarter and 20-13 at the half. BIC rallied in the third period, outscoring Marmaduke 16-4 to take a 29-24 lead into the fourth quarter. Marmaduke battled back and tied the score at 36-36 to send the game into overtime and then outscored BIC 10-2 in the overtime period to advance to the finals against Piggott.
Tab Wildy led BIC with 13 points. Steven Greathouse scored seven, Heath Hawkins had six, Zach Corter netted five, Cody Smith tallied four, while Brandon Atkeison added three points. The Mustangs were 7-10 from the foul line and hit five three pointers. Marmaduke finished 14-19 from the foul line and hit two treys.
"It has been an up and down year for us in junior high," said BIC Coach Bill Taylor. "This is the third close game we have lost to Marmaduke. We were the only team to beat Piggott this year. All in all, it was a good season for us. I am proud of our kids."
BIC's Junior Lady Mustangs saw their season come to an end as Maynard came away with a 44-15 victory Tuesday night at Monette in the Junior District Tournament.
Corie Flannigan led BIC with seven points while Jordan Miller pitched in five. Whitney Rolland scored two points and Ashley Jines added one.
Cheyenne Hollowell led Maynard with 10 points.
"I was disappointed in how our year turned out," said BIC Coach Mike Kinard. "We struggled handling the ball and getting into any kind of offensive rhythm. Turnovers plagued us all year long. We just hope to learn from our mistakes and get better next year."