In the first game of the night the Springdale Lady Bulldogs would take on the Har-Ber Lady Wildcats. Har-Ber came into the game with a record of 15-4 overall and 7-0 in conference play. Springdale would counter with a record of 3-18 overall and 0-7 in conference play. Har-Ber would start off fast, led by junior Pacious McDaniel with 8 points and senior Caylan Koons with 5 points to lead 26-13 after one quarter. Springdale was led by freshman Leticia Ramirez with 3 points. Har-Ber headed into the half leading 33-20, led by 8 points from senior Caylan Koons and 10 points from junior Pacious Mcdaniel. Springdale would be led by sophomore Aubriana Wilson with 7 points. In the second half Har-Ber built a large lead and would ultimately win the game 73-40 led by three players in double figures, senior Caylan Koons with 25 points, junior Pacious McDaniel with 18 points and 11 rebounds, and sophomore Delaney Roller with 15 points. Springdale would be led by freshman Carolinda Hudson with 13 points. Springdale dropped to 3-19 overall and 0-8 in 6A West Conference play. Har-Ber improved to 16-4 overall and 8-0 in conference play. Har-Ber will host Bentonville West on Friday and Springdale hosts Rogers in a makeup game on Wednesday.
Junior Galatia Andrew on the three players in double figures and the way they were able to move the ball so well tonight:
“ We, at the beginning really, didn’t execute any of our plays but then we came out in the second half and then we executed the way Coach Jenkins wanted us to and we swung the ball and we ran the plays she wanted us to and got the ball to the right people that way they could make the shots.”
On your performance tonight:
“My performance um, obviously I didn’t really execute in the beginning but as I said we came out the second half and really executed.”
In the second game of the night the Springdale Bulldogs would take on the Har-Ber Wildcats. Springdale entered the game with an overall record of 14-5 overall and 5-2 in 6A West Conference play. Har-Ber came into the game with an overall record of 15-5 overall and 5-3 in 6A West Conference play. Springdale would get off to a fast start leading 20-11 after one quarter, led by freshman Courtland Muldrew with 8 points and freshman Isaiah Sealy with 10 points. Har-Ber would be led by senior Cameron Mains with 5 points. At the half Springdale held a 33-24 lead with 15 points from Courtland Muldrew and 10 points from Isaiah Sealy. Har-ber was led by senior Cameron Mains with 8 points. In the third quarter Har-ber would shave two points off the Springdale lead and trail 45-38 going into the 4th quarter. Senior Cameron Mains would have a strong third quarter for Har-Ber scoring 11 points. Four quarters would not be enough for this ball game tonight; the teams were deadlocked at 50 heading into overtime. Isaiah Sealy would have a strong quarter for Springdale scoring 8 points and Cameron Mains would have a strong quarter as well scoring 8 points. Ultimately it would take two overtimes to settle this one with Springdale winning 60-58 on a buzzer beater from Isaiah Sealy. Isaiah Sealy led Springdale in scoring with 22 points and Courtland Muldrew followed with 19 points. Senior Cameron Mains led Har-Ber with 27 points. The Wildcats drop to 15-6 overall and 5-4 in 6A West Conference play and will face Bentonville West on Friday. Springdale improves to 15-5 overall and 6-2 in conference play and will host Rogers on Wednesday.
Freshman Isaiah Sealy on his performance tonight and the last shot of the game:
“ Yea last time we played them I almost fouled out and I didn’t play that good. Also last time they hit a game winner on us so we had to bounce back.”
On the resiliency of the team tonight and the way they battled all night:
“ Yea we know, we are undefeated in overtime, we just beat Bentonville in OT so we’re confident in ourselves when we go to overtime.”
Story by Will Johnson