El Dorado swept by Hot Springs Lakeside

Hot Springs Lakeside came into Wildcat Arena and took a pair of 5A South games from El Dorado on Tuesday. The Wildcats lost 63-48 in the varsity boys game after the Lady Wildcats fell 64-48.

El Dorado’s boys dropped to 6-15 overall and 3-11 in conference with the Rams improving to 15-12, 6-9.

The Wildcats jumped out to an 8-2 lead on the strength of 3-pointers by Donovan Mitchell and Triston Willis. But Lakeside answered and led 11-8 after one quarter. El Dorado led 19-17 on Mitchell’s second 3-pointer at the midway point of the second. The Rams retaliated with a 21-2 run that closed the second quarter and started the third.

Sloan Hayes’ steal and layup gave Lakeside a 38-21 lead with 4:27 left in the third quarter.

El Dorado trailed 50-30 going into the fourth and got as close as 57-43 on a 3-pointer by Jalen Flen with 3:00 left to play.

Mitchell finished with 13 points. J Prince Roberson scored nine with eight rebounds. 

Isaiah Robinson scored eight. Willis had four blocked shots.

Hayes scored 15 for the Rams while AJ Howard and Sam Trusty added 14 and 11, respectively.

Lakeside’s girls improved to 16-9 overall and 11-3 in conference while the Lady Wildcats slipped to 7-18, 6-7.

The Lady Rams started fast, jumping out to a 15-3 lead in the first quarter. The margin was 18-5 after one quarter and 21-5 early in the second.

The Lady Wildcats cut the deficit to 25-14 on Damecia McDaniel’s 3-pointer midway in the second. But Lakeside countered with eight straight points. Ava Allison hit a 3-pointer before Mckenzie Williams hit two free throws and a 3-pointer for a 33-14 advantage.

The Lady Rams led 39-20 at the half and 47-33 after three quarters.

An 11-2 run in the fourth stretched a 14-point lead to 64-41 with 1:53 remaining.

Amelia Rogers and Williams led Lakeside with 21 and 20, respectively, while Molly Reeves scored 16.

Destin Lewis scored 14 to pace El Dorado with Mahkiya Tillis adding 10. Kennedi Flowers and McDaniel contributed eight and seven, respectively.

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