Springdale High This Week

The opening night of 7A-West play could not have gone any better for Springdale High. Both the Red’Dogs and Lady Red’Dogs took care of homecourt and moved to 1-0 in conference Friday with wins over Rogers Heritage.

Here’s what’s coming up for Springdale this week:

Red’Dogs

Junior forward Carl Fitch scored a game-high 14 points, grabbed 9 rebounds and blocked 4 shots Friday in Springdale’s league opener. Justin Bilyeu also added 11 points and 5 rebounds.

But coach Jeremy Price said his Red’Dogs wouldn’t have much time to celebrate Friday’s win thanks to a quick turnaround. Springdale heads across town to face rival Springdale Har-Ber tonight, who took down Rogers High 75-47 on the road Friday.

Closing games had been an issue for Springdale prior to conference play, but that changed Friday. The Red’Dogs shot a perfect 5 of 5 from the floor in the fourth quarter and held Heritage to just 2 points on 1 of 14 shooting to preserve a 45-33 win.

Springdale will then travel to Bentonville West Friday, who won its first ever 7A-West game Saturday against Van Buren, 50-39.

Lady Red’Dogs

Sophomore Marquesha Davis put on the performance of the first night of conference play with 25 points, 16 rebounds and 4 steals in a 63-39 win against Heritage.

In all, nine players scored and Springdale’s pressure defense forcedĀ 26 turnovers in the win.

Coach Heather Hunsucker hopes Davis has another big-time game in her as Springdale faces Har-Ber on the road tonight. Har-Ber fell 54-52 at Rogers Friday, but Hunsucker knows when the cross-town rivals get together anything can happen.

Springdale faces Bentonville West to end the week. West fell at home to Van Buren Saturday behind guard Jamilyn Kinney’s 20 points.

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Scottie Bordelon is a sports reporter for NWA Media covering Springdale High and Springdale Har-Ber. He previously worked in Fort Smith, where his beat was Northside High School. He is a University of Arkansas graduate.
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