Panthers take on Zebras in 2nd round

Benton senior Jai Peters, Saline County's leading scorer, goes up for a basket in a game earlier this season. GREG DAVIS/Special to The Saline Courier
Staff Writer

The West No. 2 seed Benton Panthers, with a bye in the 6A State Tournament first round, will take on familiar foe East No. 3 seed Pine Bluff Zebras tonight at 8:30 in the second round at West Memphis High School. Pine Bluff defeated West 6 seed Texarkana 54-43 on Wednesday to reach the second round. The Panthers and Zebras have met twice this season, with Pine Bluff coming out on top both times, winning 62-53 in Pine Bluff and 52-46 in Benton.