The final night of the first month of conference play went as expected at Springdale Har-Ber Friday.
Scott Bowlin’s Wildcats cruised to a 52-38 win against Rogers Heritage, and Jaime Green’s club got a big night from Dachelle Terry and Juliza and Juella Brown in a mercy-rule win.
Terry scored a game-high 10 points against the Lady War Eagles, and helped Har-Ber jump out to a 31-5 first-half lead. The Brown sisters combined for 14 points while Karrington Whaley and Khanni Shannon each added eight points.
Zane King played arguably his best game of his senior season Friday, scoring a game-high 16 points to slot Har-Ber at 6-1 after one round of 7A-West play. King threw down three dunks and also got contributions from guards Matt Kaunitz and Tyler Garrett – 9 points each.
Here is what’s going on at Springdale Har-Ber this week:
Bowlin’s club, winners of 10 of its last 11, hosts Rogers Friday night.
The Wildcats blew past the Mounties on the road in their 7A-West opener, 75-47. King scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds in the win, and sophomore Tylor Perry led all scorers with 21.
Har-Ber is one of just two class 7A teams with 15 wins on the season, joining North Little Rock. The Wildcats won 13 all of last season.
And to begin next week, Har-Ber travels across town to face Springdale High. The Wildcats beat the Red’Dogs 49-42 in the second week of conference play.
Har-Ber left little doubt in Friday’s win against Heritage. The Lady Wildcats led just 11-4 after one quarter, but blew the game open with an 18-1 run before halftime and cruised.
The Brown sisters used their size advantage to crash the offensive glass, which led to a 24-6 edge in shot attempts in the first quarter. Buckets came easier after the first as 10 players scored in the win.
Har-Ber hosts Rogers Friday, looking for win No. 3 in league action. The Lady Mounties edged Green’s club 54-52 at home to begin conference on Jan. 6. Karrington Whaley, a Henderson State commit, scored a conference-best 16 points on 7 of 9 shooting and Savanna Collins added 12 in the loss.