Prep Basketball: Arkansas High teams fall at home to White Hall

TEXARKANA, Ark. -- The losses continue to mount for both squads of Arkansas High basketball, as the Razorbacks and Lady Backs fell once more in Conference 5A-South play Friday night at Razorback Gym, with the White Hall Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs posting the victories.

Lady Bulldogs 43, Lady Backs 19

White Hall (14-12, 5-7) outpaced Arkansas High in all four quarters while keeping the Lady Backs (5-16, 0-10) winless in league action.

The Lady Bulldogs built an early 9-2 lead before closing out the first half on a 7-2 run, allowing just one basket from Arkansas High in each of the first two quarters as Addison Girley and Treasure Martin accounted for the only points from the home team in front of intermission.

The Lady Backs put together a better showing in the second half with 15 points, though the Lady Bulldogs would pour in 26 more of their own behind leading scorer Kennedy Bowman, who had a game-high 13 points to keep the advantage throughout the game.

Jenna Dupree's five points in the final eight minutes paced Arkansas High down the stretch while Girley topped the Lady Backs with a team-high six points.

Bulldogs 81, Razorbacks 31

White Hall junior Jai Hayes was a one-man show against Arkansas High (6-19, 1-10), as he was responsible for almost half of the Bulldogs' (12-14, 6-6) point total with an impressive 39 points.

The 6-8 standout racked up 16 of his team's first 30 points before going on to tally 19 points by halftime.

The Razorbacks scattered their points among seven players in the first half while finding themselves down 44-16 at the break after managing just eight points in each of the first two periods.

Cameron Sanders topped the Hogs' early scoring with four points and teammate Kel Watson popped a 3-pointer during the opening period. Quezz Norman, MJ Ward and Quave Ross each sank free throws to go along with baskets from point guard Nate Wall and Terryonte King.

Hayes' additional 20 points in the second half put the exclamation on the Bulldogs' lopsided victory while Ross paced the Razorbacks in the closing two frames with six points and Watson added a second 3-pointer for the Porkers.

Arkansas High will host Pine Bluff tonight in a make-up contest from a postponed matchup.

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