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Springdale Basketball Hosts Bentonville West

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Springdale Basketball Hosts Bentonville West

In the first game of the night the Bentonville West Wolverines took on the Springdale Lady Bulldogs at Bulldog Gymnasium. Bentonville West would come into the game with an overall record of 12-6 and 2-3 in 6A West Conference play. The Springdale Lady Bulldogs would come into the game with an overall record of 3-16 and 0-5 in 6A West Conference play. The Springdale Lady Bulldogs would get off to a hot start leading 21-15 after the 1st Quarter with 7 points from freshman guard Carolinda Hudson . Senior guard MaryBeth Dyson would lead Bentonville West with 5 points. Springdale would go into halftime leading 31-29. In the second half it would continue to stay close and go back and forth with Bentonville West holding a slim lead heading to the 4th quarter. The fourth quarter continued to be a back and forth battle and would come down to the final possession of the game with Springdale losing 57-56 in a heartbreaker. Springdale was led by Carolinda Hudson with 16 points, Adriana Hernandez with 16 points and Aubriana Wilson with 15 points. Bentonville West was led by junior Maysa Willis with 13 points. Bentonville West improves to 13-6 overall and 3-3 in 6A West Conference play and will travel to Fayetteville next Tuesday. Springdale drops to 3-17 overall and 0-6 in 6A West Conference play and will host Rogers on Tuesday.

In the second game of the night the Bentonville West Wolverines took on the Springdale Bulldogs at Bulldog Gymnasium. The Bentonville West Wolverines would come into the game with an overall record of 13-4 and 4-2 in 6A West Conference action. The Springdale Bulldogs would come into the game with an overall record of 12-5 and 3-2 in 6A West Conference play. Bentonville West would hold a slim lead after the first quarter led by senior guard Riley Buccino with 5 points. Springdale was led by junior forward Tevin Tate with 4 points. The second quarter was back and forth with Springdale closing the quarter strong and going into halftime tied at 24. Springdale would pick up the defensive intensity in the third quarter and go into the fourth leading 36-32. Springdale was led by freshman Courtland Muldrew with 6 points in the quarter, and Bentonville West was led by Tucker Anderson with 4 points in the quarter. In the fourth quarter Springdale would build a double-digit lead over Bentonville West and close the game out 60-49 with clutch free throws down the stretch from Courtland Muldrew and Marshawn McPherson. Freshman Courtland Muldrew led Springdale with 19 points and freshman Isaiah Sealy finished with 16 points. Bentonville West senior Riley Buccino tallied 16 points. Springdale improves to 13-5 overall and 4-2 in 6A West Conference play and will host Rogers on Tuesday. Bentonville West drops to 13-5 overall and 4-3 in 6A West Conference play and will travel to Fayetteville on Tuesday.

Marshawn McPherson on his performance tonight:

“First half wasn’t too good, I wasn’t liking how I was playing but I came back. I just had to switch my mentality and play for my team and come back and execute”

On the student section and the crowd tonight and factor they played on the game:

“They played a big factor tonight and had the energy hyped and they had us playing defense very well, and we kept their best players to a minimum on points and we were out there playing good.”

On mindset and preparation heading into next week:

“We definitely have to be locked in like we have been and have to have good practices and stay in shape for sure.”


Story by Will Johnson