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Branson Girls Advance in District, Arkansas Schools Continue State Play

Postseason Basketball Wednesday included a first round win for Branson plus continuing action in the State Tournaments for Arkansas Schools.

Class 5 District Tournament at Marshfield
Branson built up a 21 point second half lead then held off a Hillcrest rally that cut the lead to nine in the final two minutes before securing their 64-51 win, their second over the Springfield school this season. Taylor Foster was dominated inside but also knocked down several mid-range jump shots to net 23 points to lead Branson to the win, and a rematch with West Plains in the district semi-finals on Friday. The Lady Zizzers, who beat the Lady Pirates 39-31 at the Pink and White in December, also ended the season for Branson in last season's district tournament. 

Tonight on MOARK Sports, the same two schools will meet in the Boys District Tournament also at Marshfield at 8:30.

In other District action, both Reeds Spring and Hollister saw their girls basketball seasons end Wednesday in the Class 4 District in Mountain Home with Reeds Spring losing to Rogersville 

Arkansas State Tournament
Cotter picks up a 2A Tournament win while the area teams had a rough day at North Arkansas Tournament in the 1A Tournament. Scores and schedules are below:

1A State Tournament at North Arkansas College
Mammoth Spring 79 Jasper Girls 36
Concord 65 Omaha Girls 36

2A State Tournament at Mansfield
Cotter 63 Parkers Chapel Girls 57

3A State Tournament at Elkins
Today
Valley Springs vs. Lamar Girls 4:00



 

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