Heber Springs downs host in tournament

CONWAY – Jaylea Hooten and Molly Smith each scored in double figures as Heber Springs held off the host, Conway St. Joseph, 45-44, at the Family Activities Center in a tournament contest.

Hooten finished with a team-high 15 points while Smith added 10 as the Panthers trailed 8-4 at the end of the first quarter, but battled back to take a 20-19 advantage into the break.

Heber Springs would lead 38-29 at the end of the third quarter before the Bulldogs would keep close the rest of the way.

Conway St. Joseph’s Kaitlyn Kordsmeier led all scorers with 17 points, including four 3-pointers.

Hooten was a perfect seven-for-seven from the free-throw line for the Panthers as Heber Springs finished 13 of 18 on the night.

HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (45): Hope Turney 3, Jaylea Hooten 15, Addison Hudspeth 9, Sophie Stone 8, Molly Smith 10.

CONWAY ST. JOSEPH SCORING (44): Kaitlyn Kordsmeier 17, Chloe Skinner 3, Ashlynn Vote 8, Presli Webb 4, Olivia Williams 9, Lydia Humphrey 3.