The Bryant Hornets are the Central No. 3 seed after shutting down the Conway Wampus 21-7 on Senior Night in Bryant last week. The Hornets finish the regular season with a 7-3 record overall, 5-2 in conference play and will take on the West No.
Clinching a playoff berth with a 37-14 win the final regular-season game at Horatio, the Harmony Grove Cardinals travel two and a half hours to Mountain View to take on the 8-2 Yellowjackets on Friday.
With their 57-14 shellacking of the Gurdon Go-Devils on the road, the Glen Rose Beavers finished a very successful regular season with their only loss coming to powerhouse Prescott Curley Wolves, falling by just three points, 20-17.
The Benton Panthers started the game on a 13-3 run thanks to pressure defense and junior Jai Peters scored 23 points, dished out six assists, nabbed five steals and had three rebounds in a 60-37 season-opening win over the E-Stem Mets Tuesday at Benton Arena.
After getting off to a rough start to the season last year, due mostly to injuries that sidelined three key players for the year, the Benton Lady Panthers basketball team ended the regular season 7-3, playing solid basketball.
To say last week's loss for the Benton Panthers was a heartbreaker would be an understatement. Early turnovers by Benton led to a 36-33 loss on Senior NIght to the Lake Hamilton Wolves as the Panthers will have the No. 4 West seed in the 6A State Tournament.