Buffalo Island Central dropped a pair of 2A-3 senior boys basketball games last week, losing 49-41 to East Poinsett County Tuesday night before falling 70-50 to Marmaduke Friday night.
The Mustangs battled the defending state champion Warriors on even terms throughout the contest, before falling short in the fourth quarter. Malik Monk poured in a game high 27 points to lead EPC in scoring.
Austin Pike scored 16 points while Dilynn Strickland added 15 to lead the Mustangs. Nick Bollinger scored five, Jacob Sanders tallied three while Alan Carmichael chipped in two points to round out the Mustang scoring attack.
Eddie Page scored 17 points while Will Winberry added 14 points and 15 boards in Marmaduke's 20 point victory over BIC.
The Mustangs held a 15-13 edge after the first quarter before Marmaduke rallied for a 36-28 halftime advantage. The Greyhounds put the game away in the third period, taking a 55-36 lead.
Austin Pike led BIC (10-9, 2-4 2A-3) with 15 points while Nick Bollinger and Jacob Sanders added 13 and 12 points respectively.
In junior high action, BIC defeated EPC 45-39 in overtime before defeating Marmaduke 49-14.
The Mustangs got 20 points from Ryan Austin in BIC's win over the junior Warriors. Trey DePriest scored 19 points while drilling five three pointers on the night. Jerry Cazares added six points.
EPC led 10-6 after the first quarter, 21-17 at the half and 36-32 after three periods of play. BIC outscored the Warriors 6-2 in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime.
BIC returns to action Tuesday night, playing host to Marked Tree before taking on Weiner Friday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex.