Fourth-quarter comeback fuels Heber Springs past Shirley

SHIRLEY – Jovie Smithson finished with a game-high 19 points as Heber Springs downed Shirley, 40-35.

Heber Springs trailed 13-10 at the end of the first quarter, but outscored the Blue Devils 10-6 in the second quarter to take a one-point advantage into the half.

Shirley outscored the Panthers 12-6 in the third quarter before Heber Springs rallied by outpacingĀ  the Blue Devils, 14-4, in the final stanza.

HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (40): Taylor Parker 5, Jovie Smithson 19, Baleigh Burchfield 4, Zoey Hendrix 2, Ella Williams 6, Ada Choate 4

SHIRLEY SCORING (35): Overturf 11, Rocha 18, Vasquez 6