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Terrance Armstard/News-Times Smackover’s Precious Dorman (4) and Junction City’s Taykeetria Rogers (5) compete for the ball during their game at Smackover on Friday. Junction City topped Smackover 48-47.

Terrance Armstard/News-Times Smackover’s Precious Dorman (4) and Junction City’s Taykeetria Rogers (5) compete for the ball during their game at Smackover on Friday. Junction City topped Smackover 48-47.

Junction City outlasts Smackover

This article was published January 27, 2018 at 5:00 a.m.

News-Times Staff

SMACKOVER - Jada Archie banked in a short jumper from the lane with 18 seconds left to lift Junction City to a 48-47 win over Smackover in a Class 3A-4A District 12 showdown between Union County rivals on Friday.

Archie, who had a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds, had her game-winning basket set up off a pass from Taykeetria Rogers.

Rogers also had a double-double for the Lady Dragons (12-10, 7-5) with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Bryanna Raye chipped in with 13 points and three steals for Junction City.

Camree Jones and Jordyn White had 10 points apiece, while Sharnes McGhee added nine points for Smackover (10-9, 6-7), who led 29-24 at halftime and 41-39 after three periods of play.

In the junior girls game, Smackover topped Junction City 34-12.

Jamiya Murphy led Smackover with 18 points.

Leslie Reddick had six points, while Tori McLelland had four points and Chateria Brown added two points for Junction City.

WEST SIDE CHRISTIAN 55,

CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN 23

The Lady Warriors (19-3, 8-0) buried 10 3-pointers en route to capping play in the AACS South with an unblemished record.

Sofia Narciso had 13 points to lead the Lady Warriors, while Mackenzie Murphy had eight points.

Lauren Land and Hannah Miller had seven points apiece for West Side Christian.

BOYS

JUNCTION CITY 41,

SMACKOVER 33

SMACKOVER - Jerrodney Tubbs had 10 points for the Dragons, who pulled away methodically to pick up a win in Class 3A-4A District 12 play.

The Dragons (12-6, 8-4) led 14-8 after the opening period before extending their lead to 24-18 at intermission. Junction City led 32-22 after three periods before winning by the final margin.

Terrell Gibson had six points for the Dragons, while Hishmma Taylor, Jalen Davis and Geormar Owens all had five points in the win.

Bryce Lockhart had 12 points and Damarous White finished with 10 points for Smackover (4-13, 4-9).

WEST SIDE CHRISTIAN 52,

CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN 14

The Warriors (17-6, 6-2) cruised to victory in their AACS South finale.

Viraj Vora had 15 points to pace the Warriors, while Stephfan Tabe had 10 points and John Wylie added nine points in the win.

TROJANS PICK UP ROAD VICTORY

STAMPS - Nate Garrett-Evans led a balanced attack with 23 points, as Parkers Chapel pulled away in the second half to top Lafayette County 66-57 on Thursday in Class 1A-2A District 15 play.

The Trojans (19-3, 9-1) trailed 18-16 after the opening period before rallying to take a 34-28 lead at intermission.

Parkers Chapel extended their lead to 53-38 after three periods before winning by the final margin.

"It took us a quarter to figure things out defensively, but once we did, we played really well," said Parkers Chapel coach Josh Langley. "We did a good job of executing on offense."

Amari Bell had 18 points and Dawson Goodwin finished with 16 points for the Trojans, but it was Parkers Chapel's bench play that Langley was especially pleased with.

"We had some guys really step up big off the bench that helped us on defense," Langley said.

"Terrell Malone, Caleb Jacobs and Isaiah Brown took turns guarding one of the best guards we have seen all year.

"Tyler Killingsworth came off the bench and gave us some big minutes when we got a little banged up and in some foul trouble. In my opinion, Josh Osborn had his best game since coming back off of his injury."

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