PREVIEW: SPRINGDALE HAR-BER

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES ¥ @NWATONYR
Maci Mains Springdale Har-Ber leads the Lady Wilddats into the 2017-18 season.

Springdale Har-Ber Lady Wildcats

COACH Jaime Green

2016-17 RECORD 17-13

KEY PLAYERS Maci Mains (Sr., 5-6), Khanni Shannon (Sr., 5-10), Sophie Nelson (So., 5-8)

THE SKINNY The Lady Wildcats return most of their roster from last season. … Senior guard Maci Mains leads the way for Har-Ber after scoring around 10 points per game last season despite playing with a foot injury. Mains has signed with Henderson State, where she will join former teammate Karrington Whaley. … Experience will be a huge plus for the Lady Wildcats with 13 juniors and seniors on the roster. … Two freshmen — Chloe Joyner and Sophie Wood — are expected to play key roles for Har-Ber. … The Lady Wildcats lost in the first round of the Class 7A state tournament 73-44 to Conway. … Har-Ber was 2-5 in the first round of 7A-West play last season, but finished 4-3 in the second round including a 59-47 win over Bentonville High when Mains scored 20. Har-Ber will open the regular season at home on Monday, Nov. 20 against Little Rock Hall.

Springdale Har-Ber Wildcats

COACH Scott Bowlin

2016-17 RECORD 22-8

NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANTHONY REYES @NWATONYR
Tylor Perry (5) of Springdale Har-Ber led the Wildcats in scoring last season and returns as one of the top players in the 7A-West.

KEY PLAYERS Tylor Perry (Jr., 5-11), Austin Garrett (So., 6-5), Tyler Garrett (Sr., 6-2), Zach Peck (Sr., 6-5), Josh Ezell (Sr., 6-9).

THE SKINNY The Wildcats shared the 7A-West Conference title last season and advanced to the state semifinals before falling to Fort Smith Northside 69-56. Northside went on to win the 7A state title. …Har-Ber went 12-2 in league play last season. … Tylor Perry led the Wildats in scoring last season at 15.8 points per game and was named to the first team of the All-NWADG Division I team. … Tyler Garrett averaged 11.2 points, 5.3 rebounds and 3.6 assists and was named to the second team. … The Wildcats open the season on the road in the BearKat Classic in Brookland on Nov. 16 against Paragould. Har-Ber will not play a home game until Dec. 8 when it hosts Ashdown.

Chip Souza

Chip Souza

Sports Editor at NWA Media
Chip Souza is the sports editor of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Benton County schools. He is a native of East Texas with more than 30 years of sports writing experience in Texas and Arkansas. He has earned numerous writing awards in both states.
Chip Souza

Latest posts by Chip Souza (see all)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *