Southside teams post big wins on Wednesday at Lyon tournament

Photo by John Krueger.

From Lyon Sports
Tyler Scott, Assistant Director of Sports Information

Mountain View Girls also win over Calico Rock

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BATESVILLE, Ark. – The second day of the Lyon College/Mark Martin Automotive High School Tournament took place on Wednesday inside James C. Becknell Gymnasium at Lyon College.

In the first game of the afternoon, the Pocahontas High School boys’ team defeated the Izard County Consolidated boys’ squad in a close 43-39 battle. The second game of the day featured the Mountain View girls’ team sprinting to a 48-25 victory over the Calico Rock girls’ squad. The third game pitted the Mountain View boys’ team against the Calico Rock boys’ team, where Mountain View held on for a 34-30 victory.

The final two games of the night featured the Southside High School boys’ and girls’ squads playing in their respective matchups. In the girls game, Southside defeated Izard County 57-41, while the Southside boys’ team defeated Highland 65-26.

The tournament continues Thursday with four games scheduled at Lyon College and three games scheduled at Southside High School. In girls’ action at Lyon, Cedar Ridge will face Calico Rock at 4 p.m., followed by Pocahontas at Salem at 5:15 p.m., and Highland vs. Cave City at 7:45 p.m. There will be one boys game played at Lyon on Thursday, which will be played between Cave City and Bald Knob at 6:30 p.m. Southside High School will host three boys’ games with Viola vs. Cedar Ridge at 4:30 p.m., followed by Salem playing Highland at 5:45 p.m., and Izard County against Calico Rock at 7 p.m.

There will also be games Friday and Saturday, with the championship tilts set for Saturday.



In a low scoring affair the first game of the day came down to the last couple of possessions. Izard County hit a three-pointer down the stretch to cut the deficit to as little as one point, but Pocahontas sank a few free throws in the end to hold off the Cougars, 43-39.

Clayton Hale led the Redskins with 12 points, while Austin Dalton had 10 points and Logan Baltz added seven points.

Izard County was led by an 18 point performance by Justus Cooper. Taylor Reynolds added 12 points and Tanner Brooks had five points.

Pocahontas advances to the semifinals on Friday, which will be played at Lyon College at 7:45 p.m. Izard County will play on Thursday against Calico Rock at Southside High School at 7 p.m.


Mountain View held off a late comeback by Calico Rock to seal a 34-30 win in the third game of the night at Lyon College. Calico Rock hit a three-pointer to cut the deficit to five, but the Yellow Jackets’ defense fended off the Lady Pirates in the end.

Evan Isbell led the Yellow Jackets with 12 points and Tanner Buchanan had 10 points. Ryan Wilcox added five points, while John Ross Anderson had four.

Calico Rock was led by four players in Cole Whiteaker, Logan Dickerson, Brenden Sneathern and Cade Whiteaker who all pitched in five points apiece.

Mountain View advances to the semifinals and will play on Friday at Lyon College at 5:15 p.m. Calico Rock will meet Izard County on Thursday at Southside High School at 7 p.m.


Southside High School sprinted out to a decisive 65-26 victory over Highland High School Wednesday night in the final game of the day. The Southerners held a 35-15 halftime lead before scoring another 30 points in the second half on their way to victory.

Will Sitkowski led the Southerners with 17 points, while Trystan Alcorn had 11 points. Koby Rich pitched in eight points to round out the trio.

Highland was led by Tristan Hudson’s eight points in the game. Cullen Lewis was second on the team with six points.

Southside advances to the semifinals on Friday at Lyon College where they will play Mountain View at 5:15 p.m. Highland will face off against Salem on Thursday at Southside High School at 5:45 p.m.



Mountain View High School ran away with a 48-25 victory over Calico Rock High School in the second game of the day at Lyon College. The Lady Yellow Jackets controlled the tempo throughout the entire contest to hold off the Lady Pirates.

Kaley Shipman led Mountain View with 17 points, while Macey Decker pitched in eight points. Keleanna Johnson and Cheyenne Shelton each had six points.

Megan Hiles and Josie McGowan each led Calico Rock with seven points apiece. Falon Shrake added four points and Kallie Fry chipped in three points.

Mountain View advances to the semifinal round and will play Southside Friday at Lyon College at 4 p.m. Calico Rock will play Thursday at Southside High School against Cedar Ridge at 4 p.m.


The Southside girls’ team came away with a 57-41 victory over Izard County Wednesday night. The Lady Southerners led by a small margin at halftime, but extended their lead in the second half to defeat the Lady Cougars.

Reese Gardner led the Southerners with 25 points, while Kessie Jenkins had 16 points. Caylee McGuire chipped in five points.

The Lady Cougars were led by Kennedy Cooper’s 12 points. Sam King and Jen King each finished second on the team with 11 points apiece.

Southside advances to the semifinals on Friday at Lyon College where they will take on Mountain View at 4 p.m. Izard County will play at Southside High School on Friday at 6:30 p.m.


MONDAY, DECEMBER 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, DECEMBER 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, DECEMBER 8 (Games at Lyon College)
Game 10: (GIRLS) Cedar Ridge vs. Calico Rock, 4 p.m.
Game 11: (GIRLS) Pocahontas vs. Salem, 5:15 p.m.
Game 12: (BOYS) Cave City vs. Bald Knob, 6:30 p.m.
Game 13: (GIRLS) Highland vs. Cave City, 7:45 p.m. 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8 (Games at Southside High School)
Game 14: (BOYS) Viola vs. Cedar Ridge, 4:30 p.m.
Game 15: (BOYS) Salem vs. Highland, 5:45 p.m.
Game 16: (BOYS) Izard County vs. Calico Rock, 7 p.m. 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 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) Winner of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 13, 6:30 p.m.
Game 20: (BOYS) Winner of Game 12 vs. Pocahontas, 7:45 p.m. 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER. 9 (Games at Southside High School)
Game 21: (GIRLS) Loser of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 10, 4 p.m.
Game 22: (BOYS) Winner of Game 14 vs. Winner of Game 15, 5:15 p.m.
Game 23: (GIRLS) Izard County vs. Loser of Game 13, 6:30 p.m.
Game 24: (BOYS) Loser of Game 12 vs. Winner of Game 16, 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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