Buffalo Island Central split a pair of 2A-3 conference games last week, defeating Marmaduke 59-54 Tuesday night on the road before dropping a 65-52 decision to Turrell Friday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex.
The Mustangs built a 43-30 lead after three quarters against the Greyhounds, and staved off a furious fourth quarter Marmaduke rally to pick up Tuesday night's win. Down 13 points, the Greyhounds tied the score 54-54 with a minute to play, but the Mustangs scored the game's final five points to hang on for the win.
Heath Hawkins scored 16 points to lead BIC, who held a 15-13 lead after the first period and a 29-22 advantage at the half. Daniel Davis also hit double digits, scoring 10 points, while Adrian Mondragon and Brent Ray added eight points apiece. James Tate netted seven, Ben Cole pitched in six while Brandon Atkeison and Josh Freeman added two points apiece to round out the Mustang scoring. BIC finished 11-19 from the foul line and drilled seven treys on the evening.
Morgan Hawley scored a game high 18 points to lead Marmaduke while Tyler Nailling added 11 more. The Greyhounds finished 10-13 from the charity stripe and made five three pointers.
Joshua Miller poured in 27 points as Turrell rocketed past BIC in Friday night action. Donarious Payne added 15 more for Turrell, who led 14-11 after the opening period and 29-20 at the half. The Rockets took a 45-37 advantage into the final frame.
Ben Cole scored 14 points while Daniel Davis added 11 to lead the Mustangs, who now stand 10-12 overall and 6-3 in 2A-3 conference play.
In junior high action, Marmaduke ran past the Mustangs 45-21 before Turrell stopped BIC 44-24.
Nick Bollinger led BIC with four points in Tuesday night's game against the Greyhounds. Jacob Sanders scored three while Justin Barnes, Zac Chase, Chris Shirley, Tyler Boone, Drake Brown, Austin Monstrong and Hunter Douglas all added two points each.
BIC will return to action Tuesday night when they play host to East Poinsett County before hitting the road Friday night to take on the Indians at Marked Tree in a pair of conference tilts.