BIC boys remain undefeated in conference play

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
BIC Head Coach Justin Yates talks with players Hannah Poe (1) Madison Greathouse (2) and Karoline Thomas (13) during a timeout Monday night at Monette.


Buffalo Island Central remained unbeaten in league play, posting a pair of 2A-3 conference victories in senior boys basketball action last week.

The Mustangs (7-4, 5-0 2A-3) defeated East Poinsett County 69-57 Tuesday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex before escaping with a thrilling 49-48 overtime win Friday night at Marmaduke.

Senior guard Austin Pike exploded for 33 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and six blocks to lead the Mustangs past EPC. Seth Eatmon also had a big night, pumping in 19 points, including five three pointers.

Montrell James and Xavier Reed led the Warriors, scoring 16 points apiece, while T. J. Young chipped in 14 more.

In the junior high game, Andrew McFarlin poured in a game high 27 points while Chayse Carmichael added 16 to lead BIC to a 61-39 win over the junior Warriors.

BIC led Marmaduke 15-9 after the opening quarter, and held a 26-16 halftime advantage over the Greyhounds. Marmaduke fought back in the third period to trim the Mustang lead to 32-31 entering the final frame. With the score tied 40-40, the Greyhounds had a chance to win in the closing seconds, but their half court shot banged off the rim, sending the contest into overtime. BIC outscored Marmaduke nine to eight in the extra period to preserve the win.

Pike led the Mustangs with 18 points while Dax Hurst also hit double digits, scoring 11. Eddie Page led Marmaduke, recording a double-double with 19 points and 13 boards.

BIC claimed the junior high matchup with a 55-28 victory over Marmaduke.

BIC returns to action Tuesday night when they host Marked Tree in a key 2A-3 conference matchup. The Mustangs will participate in the Pangburn Classic beginning Friday.

In senior girls action, BIC blasted East Poinsett County 70-35 Monday night at Monette. Hannah Poe buried five of BIC's nine three pointers and finished with a game high 22 points to lead the Lady Mustangs. Poe also grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists. Karoline Thomas tallied 11 points and grabbed six boards while Madison Greathouse chipped in nine points while serving up five assists.

Becca Bishop led EPC with 11 points.

In junior high action, EPC downed the Lady Mustangs 40-29. Madison Wiggins paced the Lady Warriors with 19 points. Heather Sipes topped BIC (7-6, 1-4 2A-3) with 13 points. Morgan James scored six, Harley Miller and Haddyn Hurst netted three points apiece while Brianna Lambert and Cadyn Qualls pitched in two points each.

The Lady Mustangs entertain Marked Tree Monday night at the Mustang Athletic Complex. BIC will begin play in the Pangburn Classic on Friday.

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