Southside boys, Mountain View girls claim tournament crowns

Photo by John Krueger.

From Lyon Sports
Tyler Scott, Assistant Director of Sports Information

BATESVILLE – Saturday marked the championship slate for the Lyon College/Mark Martin Automotive High School Tournament inside James C. Becknell Gymnasium, at Lyon College. Both the boys’ and girls’ side had a consolation championship game, and tournament championship matchup. On the boys’ side, Southside defeated Cave City for the tournament championship, while Mountain View claimed the tournament crown in the girls’ division.

The girls’ consolation game was played between Izard County and Calico Rock. Izard County held a 20-14 halftime lead, before scoring 31 points in the second half to win 51-28. The other remaining consolation championship pitted the Highland boys’ against the Izard County boys’, where Izard County routed Highland, 63-37. The Cougars scored 30 points in the third quarter to pull ahead, on their way to the consolation championship.

The last two games of the day were the boys’ and girls’ High School Tournament championships. In the girls’ championship, Mountain View faced off against Pocahontas. Both teams battled the entire way, and down the stretch Kaley Shipman hit two free throws for Mountain View as the Lady Yellow Jackets sealed a 48-45 win for the tournament crown. In the boys’ championship, Cave City faced off against Southside, where Southside sprinted past Cave City, 66-36 behind Grant Patterson’s 31 points.



Southside sophomore Grant Patterson was named the tournament Most Valuable Player in the Boys’ Division after leading the Southerners to the title. Other members of the boys’ all-tournament team included: Will Sitkowski of Southside; Clayton Hale of Pocahontas; Justus Cooper of Izard County and Blaine Bacon and Matt Miller of Cave City. Southside head coach Brad McGhee received the Coaches’ Award.


Mountain View sophomore Kaley Shipman received the Girls’ Division Most Valuable Player Award for leading the Lady Yellow Jackets to the championship. Other members of the all-tournament team included: Kristen Wiseman and Ashlynn Ellis of Pocahontas; Cheyenne Shelton of Mountain View; Sam King of Izard County Consolidated and Kelsey Abney of Highland. Mountain View head coach Casey Scribner received the Coaches’ Award.



Southside ran away with the boys’ tournament championship with a 66-36 victory over Cave City Saturday evening. The Southerners led 36-16 at halftime, before scoring another 30 points in the second half to outrun the Cavemen.

Southside was led by Grant Patterson’s 31 points, while Will Sitkowski had 12 points. Alex Brogdon also added double-figures with 11 points.

Cave City’s top scorer was Blaine Bacon, as he had 13 points. Jace Patterson was second with 10 points, while Curt Jones had six.


Izard County came out of the gate strong, taking a 31-20 lead at halftime in the consolation championship game. The Cougars then scored 30 points in the third quarter, while holding the Rebels defense to 17 points in the second half. Izard County pulled out a 63-37 win to claim the consolation championship crown.

Taylor Reynolds led Izard County with 17 points and Justus Cooper had 15. Tanner Brooks chipped in eight points for Izard County, while Tyler Simino had six points.

Highland was led by Preston Gurley and Tristan Hudson’s eight points. Matt Price and Ian McGinnis had six points apiece for the Rebels.



Mountain View won a nail-biter against Pocahontas in the girls’ tournament championship game, Saturday evening at Lyon College. Kaley Shipman sank two free throws with less than eight seconds left to put the Lady Yellow Jackets up three points. Mountain View then played strong defense in the end as they defeated Pocahontas 48-45 to claim the crown.

Kaley Shipman led Mountain View with 19 points, while Cheyenne Shelton had eight points.

The Lady Redskins were led by Kristen Wiseman’s 21 points. Ashlynn Ellis also scored in double-figures with 13 points.


Izard County defeated Calico Rock in the girls’ consolation championship game, for the day’s first set of action. The Lady Cougars scored 31 points in the second half, while holding the Lady Pirates to 14 points in both halves to win 51-28.

Sam King led the Lady Cougars with 17 points, while Haley Thomason added 11 points. Jen King pitched in 10 points for Izard County.

Calico Rock’s top scorer was Megan Hiles who had 10 points. Kallie Fry had eight points, while Josie McGowan had four points.


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 defeated Cave City, 59-47 PHOTO GALLERY

THURSDAY, DEC. 8 (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 defeated Southside, 56-39
Game 18: (BOYS) Southside defeated Mountain View, 63-38
Game 19: (GIRLS) Pocahontas defeated Highland, 56-32 PHOTO GALLERY
Game 20: (BOYS) Cave City defeated Pocahontas, 63-51 PHOTO GALLERY 

FRIDAY, DEC. 9 (Games at Southside High School)
Game 21: (GIRLS) Calico Rock defeated Salem, 50-49
Game 22: (BOYS) Highland defeated Viola, 39-22
Game 23: (GIRLS) Izard County defeated Cave City, 69-52
Game 24: (BOYS) Izard County defeated Bald Knob, 67-50 

(Games at Lyon College)
Consolation Championships
Game 25: (GIRLS) Izard County defeated Calico Rock, 51-28
Game 26: (BOYS) Izard County defeated Highland, 63-37
Championship Games
Game 27: (GIRLS) Mountain View defeated Pocahontas, 48-45 PHOTO GALLERY
Game 28: (BOYS) Southside defeated Cave City, 66-36 PHOTO GALLERY

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