Springdale Har-Ber was the place to be Friday night. The Wildcats overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to edge Fayetteville, 60-59, in overtime.
Har-Ber moved to 14-5 (5-0 7A-West), surpassing last season’s win total with its ninth straight win. Ryan Taylor led the Wildcats with 14 points while Tylor Perry and Zane King added 13 and 12, respectively.
Jaime Green’s Lady Wildcats ran into the Fayetteville buzzsaw Friday, falling 63-36. Dachelle Terry scored a team-high 12 points, building on a 13-point night at Bentonville West last Tuesday.
Har-Ber’s win at West was a must, and Green’s club took control and cruised to its first conference win.
Here is what’s happening at Springdale Har-Ber this week:
Har-Ber looks to move its winning streak to double digits Tuesday at Van Buren, who took down Springdale in overtime Friday. Tylor Perry has been the Wildcats’ driving force in conference play, but big contributions from teammates have lifted Har-Ber to the “team to beat” status in the league.
Following Tuesday’s trip to Van Buren, Har-Ber returns home to host Rogers Heritage and Seth Stanley.
Perry is averaging a league-high 19 points per game in conference, pouring in 20-plus three times. Taylor came on strong last week, too, averaging 15 points per game. He scored 16 at West on four 3-pointers then connected on three more and a big and-1 against Fayetteville, finishing with 14 points.
Zane King had his best game Friday since the conference opener at Rogers, scoring 12 points, including a baseline dunk during Har-Ber’s second-half comeback. Tyler Garrett added 8 points and Chops Sanders followed with 7.
Har-Ber has the most offensive weapons in the conference. Its the defensive end that could further set them apart from the rest of the league.
Dachelle Terry was Har-Ber’s bright spot last week. The senior scored 13 and 12 points against West and Fayetteville to lead the Lady Wildcats to a split.
Van Buren (5-0 7A-West) and Rogers Heritage (0-5 7A-West) are up next for Har-Ber this week. The Lady Pointers earned a 20-point win against Springdale Friday while Heritage fell to West, 60-53.
We often look at coaches and players from a statistical and wins-and-losses standpoint, but Har-Ber coach Jaime Green deserves praise for setting rivalries aside and graciously lending a hand to someone in need this weekend. Well done:
— Har-Ber WBB (@HarBerWBB) January 22, 2017