DEQUEEN - El Dorado opened up play in style Friday in the 5A-6A South Conference with a 69-30 victory at DeQueen. The Wildcats improved to 2-4 overall with the league-opening win.
El Dorado led 18-7 after one quarter and 34-9 at the half. The mercy rule was triggered when the Wildcats took a 54-24 lead into the fourth quarter.
B.J. Johnson and Joe Ramey led El Dorado with 25 and 20 points, respectively.
Hunter Earney scored 12 points to pace the Leopards.
In the varsity girls game, the Lady Wildcats got in early foul trouble and couldn't find the basket in a 40-29 loss.
The Lady Leopards led 14-7 after one quarter before opening up a 25-10 lead at the half.
Jessica Morton led El Dorado with 12 points and eight rebounds. Tasia Richardson added six points and four assists as the Lady Wildcats slipped to 2-3 on the season.
Ashley Dykes scored 12 to lead DeQueen.
El Dorado plays host to Camden Fairview on Tuesday, beginning with JV action at 5 p.m.
West Side Christian 69,
Southwest Christian 59
The Warriors hit five 3-pointers in the third quarter and dug out of a hole before prevailing Friday. West Side improved to 5-3 on the season.
Southwest Christian built a 30-15 advantage before the Dragons closed the gap to 32-25 at the half. West Side exploded for 22 points in the third quarter to seize control.
Viraj Vora led the Warriors with 29 points. Stephfan Tabe and Zackley Pearson chipped in with 19 and 13, respectively.
Brandon Dumond led Southwest Christian with 21.
Southwest Christian won the junior boys game 32-31 on a shot at the buzzer.
Pearson scored 14 and Ashton Yarborough added eight for the Warriors, who fell to 2-2.
West Side Christian 50,
Southwest Christian 20
The Lady Warriors opened up a 13-2 lead and went up 28-11 before pulling out a 30-point victory on Friday. West Side Christian improved to 8-1 on the season.
Lauren Land led the Lady Warriors with 16 points. Olivia Voss contributed 12 points and nine rebounds and Sofia Narciso scored eight.