Prep Basketball: Arkansas High hands Fouke boys first loss of season

FOUKE, Ark. -- Arkansas High put an end to the Panthers' four-game win streak Thursday night by posting 16 points in each of the third and fourth quarters, and going on a 16-8 run in the final eight minutes to close out the road win 53-43 en route to earning its second win of the season.

The Razorbacks (2-3) held slim leads after each of the first three quarters, and just a one-point cushion at halftime, 21-20. MJ Ward, Cameron Sanders, and Quave Ross each finished with double-digit point totals for the Hogs, as the trio did all of the visitors' scoring in the first half. Ross led the Razorbacks at intermission with eight points while Sanders pitched in six points of his own in the early going.

Arkansas High would cling to a 14-11 advantage in the opening period behind seven points from Ward and a pair of baskets from Ross, while Carson Chandler popped two of his three first-half three-pointers to keep the Panthers within range and lead all scores at the break with nine points.

Fouke (4-1) snagged its first lead, 22-21, to open the second half on a bucket from Jason Schinski, as five lead changes would then take place during the third quarter before Arkansas High regained its final advantage of 37-35 and ultimately outpaced the Panthers for the remainder of the contest.

Chandler poured in 11 more points in the final two quarters, tacking on another pair of shots from long distance, for a game-high 20 points, while Collin Garner pitched in seven points as the team's second-leading scorer of the night.

Ross would collect another 10 points in the second half for the Razorbacks to lead his squad with 18 total points, while Ward finished with 16 points, and Sanders matched his first-half scoring to finish with 12 points.

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