Cave City dominates Day Three of tournament

Photo by John Krueger.

From Lyon Sports
Tyler Scott, Assistant Director of Sports Information

BATESVILLE – The third day of the Lyon College/Mark Martin Automotive High School Tournament took place on Thursday inside James C. Becknell Gymnasium at Lyon College, along with consolation games taking place at Southside High School.


Lyon College hosted four total games on Thursday with the first game being played between the Cedar Ridge girls’ team and Calico Rock girls’ squad. Calico Rock opened the day as they rocked Cedar Ridge 54-28. The next game was between the Pocahontas girls’ squad and Salem girls’ as Pocahontas sprinted by Salem, 57-30. The third game of the night was between the Cave City boys’ team and Bald Knob boys’ team, as Cave City routed Bald Knob 61-26. In the nightcap the Highland girls’ and Cave City girls’ game, Highland defeated Cave City 59-47.


At Southside High School, the first game matched the Viola boys’ against the Cedar Ridge boys’ team, where Viola clipped Cedar Ridge 50-48. The next game featured the Salem boys’ against the Highland boys’ squad where Highland won 44-43. In the nightcap, the Izard County boys’ faced off against the Calico Rock boys’ team, resulting in a 64-39 win for Izard County.

The tournament continues on Friday with games being played at both Lyon College and Southside High School. At Lyon College, the Mountain View girls’ will play against the Southside girls’ at 4 p.m., followed by the Southside and Mountain View boys’ teams at 5:15 p.m. The final two games at Lyon will be played between the Pocahontas girls against the Highland girls’ at 6:30 p.m., and the Cave City boys’ against the Pocahontas boys’ team at 7:45 p.m.

On Friday at Southside, the Salem girls’ will play the Calico Rock girls’ at 4 p.m. The next game will be played between the Viola boys’ and the Highland boys’ at 5:15 p.m. The third game will begin at 6:30 p.m., between the Izard County girls’ and Cave City girls’, followed by the Bald Knob boys’ vs. the Izard County boys’ at 7:45 p.m.

The consolation and championship tilts will be played on Saturday at Lyon College with action beginning at 3:30 p.m.



Cave City ran away easily with a 61-26 win over Bald Knob in the third game at Lyon College. The Cavemen led 29-14 at halftime before exploding for 32 points in the second half.

Blaine Bacon led Cave City with 20 points, while Matt Miller had 12 points. Haston Bullard chipped in seven points.

Bald Knob was led by seven points from Trey Finley and five points by Lucas Feagin.

Cave City will next play Pocahontas Friday night at Lyon at 7:45 p.m. Bald Knob is set to play Friday night at Southside High School at 7:45 p.m.


Viola held on for a slim victory over Cedar Ridge at Southside High School by a score of 50-48 in the consolation round. The game was neck-and-neck throughout as Viola led by just two, 28-26 at halftime.

Alex Waltrip (14 points) and Jon Martin (13 points) led Viola. Keagan Dunn also added 11 points.

Cedar Ridge was led by Ethan Ballard who scored 28 points for the Timberwolves. Justin Paul added six points and Carson Boyett had five points.

Viola will next play Friday at Southside High School against Highland in the consolation round at 5:15 p.m.


The Highland boys’ team defeated Salem in the second game at Southside High School Thursday night, 44-43.

Preston Gurley led Highland with 15 points and Shannon Warren had 10 points. Triston Hudson chipped in nine points in the victory.

Stephen Shoup led Salem with 16 points, while Cameron Shaver had 10 points. Braden Love added nine points for the Greyhounds.

Highland advances in the consolation round and will play Viola at Southside High School on Friday at 5:15 p.m.


Izard County rolled to a decisive 64-39 victory over Calico Rock in the final game at Southside High School Thursday night. Izard County led 33-18 at halftime, before bolting ahead for the win.

Justus Cooper led Izard County with 21 points and Dallas Farmer had 12 points. Taylor Reynolds also scored in double figures with 10 points.

Logan Dickson and Brenden Sneathern each posted nine points for Calico Rock.

Izard County advances ahead in the consolation round and will play Bald Knob on Friday at Southside High School. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:45 p.m.



The Calico Rock girls’ team got an early start and never looked back in a consolation game, as they defeated Cedar Ridge 54-28 at Lyon College. The Lady Pirates held the Lady Timberwolves to under 20 points in the first half.

Calico Rock was led by Kallie Fry’s 25 points, while Megan Hiles had 14 points. Josie McGowan also pitched in 11 points.

Cedar Ridge was led by a 15 point performance from Ashley Dubreville. Kailee Gooch added seven points for the Lady Timberwolves.

Calico Rock will play at Southside High School on Friday at 4 p.m., against Salem.


Pocahontas was able to sprint by Salem in the second game of the night at Lyon College, 57-30. The Lady Redskins held the Lady Greyhounds to 11 points in the first half.

Kristen Wiseman led Pocahontas with 15 points, while Ashlyn Ellis added 14 points. Rylie Mangold chipped in eight points.

Salem was led by Kaylea Walling’s 13 points, while Quincy Humphries added seven points.

Pocahontas will play on Friday at Lyon College at 6:30 p.m. Salem will play Friday at Southside High School against Calico Rock at 4 p.m.


Highland defeated Cave City in a back and forth battle by a score of 59-47. Both teams battled it out the whole night, but the Lady Rebels pulled out the victory.

Kelsey Abney led the Lady Rebels with 43 points, while Alexis Moore had nine points and Katelynn Miller had seven points.

Macy Jo Moody led the Cavewomen with 19 points, while Hailey Stigall had 10 points. Aly Landers finished with seven points.

Highland will next play Friday at Lyon at 6:30 p.m. Cave City will also play at 6:30 p.m., on Friday at Southside High School.


MONDAY, DEC. 5 (Games at Lyon College)
Game 1: (BOYS) Bald Knob defeated Salem, 59-55
Game 2: (GIRLS) Salem defeated Cedar Ridge, 54-23 PHOTO GALLERY
Game 3: (BOYS) Calico Rock defeated Cedar Ridge, 54-42 PHOTO GALLERY
Game 4: (BOYS) Highland defeated Viola, 53-40  

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7 (Games at Lyon College)
Game 5: (BOYS) Pocahontas defeated Izard County, 43-39
Game 6: (GIRLS) Mountain View defeated Calico Rock, 48-25
Game 7: (BOYS) Mountain View defeated Calico Rock, 34-30
Game 8: (GIRLS) Southside defeated Izard County, 57-41 PHOTO GALLERY
Game 9: (BOYS) Southside defeated Highland, 65-26 PHOTO GALLERY 

THURSDAY, DEC. 8 (Games at Lyon College)
Game 10: (GIRLS) Calico Rock defeated Cedar Ridge, 54-28
Game 11: (GIRLS) Pocahontas defeated Salem, 57-30
Game 12: (BOYS) Cave City defeated Bald Knob, 61-26 PHOTO GALLERY
Game 13: (GIRLS) Highland vs. Cave City, 7:45 p.m. PHOTO GALLERY
(Games at Southside High School)
Game 14: (BOYS) Viola defeated Cedar Ridge, 50-48
Game 15: (BOYS) Highland defeated Salem, 44-43
Game 16: (BOYS) Izard County defeated Calico Rock, 64-39

FRIDAY, DEC. 9 (Games at Lyon College)
Game 17: (GIRLS) Mountain View vs. Southside, 4 p.m.
Game 18: (BOYS) Southside vs. Mountain View, 5:15 p.m.
Game 19: (GIRLS) Pocahontas vs. Highland, 6:30 p.m.
Game 20: (BOYS) Cave City vs. Pocahontas, 7:45 p.m.

FRIDAY, DEC. 9 (Games at Southside High School)
Game 21: (GIRLS) Salem vs. Calico Rock, 4 p.m.
Game 22: (BOYS) Viola vs. Highland, 5:15 p.m.
Game 23: (GIRLS) Izard County vs. Cave City, 6:30 p.m.
Game 24: (BOYS) Bald Knob vs. Izard County, 7:45 p.m. 

(Games at Lyon College)
Consolation Championships
Game 25: (GIRLS) Winner of Game 21 vs. Winner of Game 23, 3:30 p.m.
Game 26: (BOYS) Winner of Game 22 vs. Winner of Game 24, 5 p.m.
Championship Games
Game 27: (GIRLS) Winner of Game 19 vs. Winner of Game 17, 6:30 p.m.
Game 28: (BOYS) Winner of Game 20 vs. Winner of Game 18, 8 p.m.

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