Henry Apple is a veteran sports reporter for the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. His primary beat is Bentonville and Bentonville West, as well as topics that include state schools and the Arkansas Activities Association. During the spring, he handles high school track in Northwest Arkansas. He is a lifelong Arkansas resident.
BENTONVILLE — Malik Monk scored 23 of his game-high 29 points in the second half Friday and helped Bentonville's boys pull away for an 80-59 victory over El Dorado in a game played before a national television audience and a packed Tiger Arena.
Bentonville (11-6) took control of a close game in the the second half with its fast-paced play. The Tigers outscored El Dorado (15-3) 26-15 in the third quarter and stretched a five-point halftime lead into a 57-41 margin, then led by as much as 26 points in the fourth quarter.
Jimmy Carter is an award-winning sports reporter for NWA Media. His primary beat is Springdale High. He also covers Huntsville and Greenland. He is a Tulsa native and a University of Arkansas graduate.