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The Helena Arkansas Daily World - Helena, AR
  • Forrest City can't catch Junior Cats

  • Four clutch free throws from K. K. Harvey in the final minute allowed the Central Jr. High Cougar Cats to survive a furious Forrest City rally in the 4th quarter for a 50-44 win over the previously unbeaten Jr. Mustangs.
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  • Four clutch free throws from K. K. Harvey in the final minute allowed the Central Jr. High Cougar Cats to survive a furious Forrest City rally in the 4th quarter for a 50-44 win over the previously unbeaten Jr. Mustangs. The game was tight throughout the first half with the Cougar Cats holding a 12-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. Central increased its lead to five points by the intermission at 23-18. The third quarter belonged to the Cougar Cats as they managed to push the lead to double digits when Tyrin Vincent hit a basket at the buzzer to end the third quarter and give Central a 38-27 lead going into the final stanza. Central scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to push the lead to 15 points at 42-27. Forrest City then went on a 10-0 run and when the Mustangs' Lamontee Randall scored with 2:09 remaining in the game, the lead was down to 42-37. The teams traded baskets until Randall, 1-2 from the free throw line, got his own rebound and scored to cut the lead to 44-42 with 52 seconds remaining. Forrest City started fouling and Harvey went 4-4 from the line and Aswad Allen put the exclamation point on the win with eight seconds to go to make the final 50-44. Central's Coach Robert Carter, "I am proud of the team effort. I am proud of their effort that has resulted in this remarkable season. We are proud of the work they have done to be 20-3. In Jr. girls action, Kevonshaye Stackhouse scored 32 points on the way to a 44-28 win over the Lady Jr. Mustangs. Central led from start to finish.
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