TEXARKANA, Ark. — Hot Springs played conference spoiler to Arkansas High Friday night at Razorback Gym.
The Lady Backs fell to the Lady Trojans in the varsity girls Conference 5A game, 41-22, while the Hogs slipped to the Trojans in the boys game, 80-64.
Hot Springs held a 12-point edge over the Lady Backs with 3:44 left in the game and never loosened its grip.
The Trojans went on a 7-0 run to open the second half, regaining the lead over AHS, 21-16.
Jaylia Reed led the Trojans with a game-high 26 points, while teammate Jurnee Hicks added 10 points.
Both teams found it hard to get their offense going, as both schools committed multiple turnovers in the opening minutes of the second quarter.
Neither team scored a point in the second quarter until only 46 seconds remained, with Jamiya Montgomery knocking down a shot from the charity stripe.
Montgomery finished with eight rebounds and three points for the Lady Backs.
The Lady Backs gave up two turnovers, which both resulted in Trojan points on the other end.
Seaira Watson finished with six points, six rebounds and two blocks for Arkansas High, while teammate Z'Niah Nelson added eight rebounds with three points.
AHS was able to tie the game, 8-8, after Staijah Taylor grabbed the rebound and went the length of the court, before dropping the ball off to Fortunate Barry, who made a mid-range jump shot.
Arkansas High gained its first lead of the game after Montgomery came off the bench to grab three rebounds and score a basket for the Lady Backs.
Hot Springs trailed AHS, 13-8, at the 2:00 mark in the first quarter after the 5-0 spurt.
The Hogs dug themselves a hole heading in to halftime, that they couldn't get themselves out of.
Nick Watson added 14 points, seven rebounds and a steal for AHS and teammate Jaylon chipped in 11 points with six rebounds.
Andre Reed exploded beyond the arch for the Hogs. Reed finished with 27 points, two rebounds and a block. Reed also knocked down five treys in the contest.
Jordan Jones and Nijah Taylor each scored six points apiece for the Razorbacks.
Hot Springs converted six consecutive AHS missed scoring opportunities into transition baskets, expanding their lead to 14 at the end of the third period, 58-44.
Jabari West led the Trojans with 22 points, while teammate Caleb Campbell added 20 points.
Santiair Thomas added 12 points in the Trojan win.
The visitors went on a 8-6 run, trading baskets with the Razorbacks, leading the Hogs by a point, 26-25, in the second quarter.
AHS forced three Hot Springs turnover into points, to regain control of the lead with 2:12 before halftime, 31-26.
The Trojans snared three rebounds on defense and were able to gain transition baskets, gaining a six-point edge with 20 seconds left before halftime.
Both squads came out playing a tight full-court press defense, which kept the game close in the opening minutes. The Trojans trailed the Hogs, 16-12 at the 1:40 mark in the first quarter.
Hot Springs clawed back to trail the Hogs by one at the end of the first quarter, 19-18.