Heber Springs falls in home finale

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Heber Springs’ Jaylea Hooten drives for a lay-up against Clarksville’s Macy Weathers. Hooten was fouled on the play. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

HEBER SPRINGS – Clarksville hit a pair of 3-pointers late in the first quarter and didn’t look back in downing Heber Springs, 47-30, in 4-4A senior girls play.

A Jaylea Hooten free throw for Heber Springs made it a one-point game at 5-4 in favor of Clarksville with 2:11 left in the opening quarter, but Clarksville’s Macy Weathers hit 3-pointers with 1:08 left and at the first-quarter buzzer to make it an 11-4 contest.

Heber Springs (10-13 overall, 0-9 in 4-4A) cut the deficit to under 10 points twice in the second quarter. An Emily Fuller 3-pointer at the 5:59 mark made it 14-7 and a Hooten three-point play with 1:01 left in the half cut the Clarksville (8-13, 5-4) lead to 9 at 21-12. But the visiting Panthers, again hit a pair of 3-pointers to close out the quarter with a 27-12 halftime lead.

Fuller paced Heber Springs with 8 points while Clarksville’s Kenleigh Rieder led all scorers with 14 points. The visiting Panthers led 38-19 at the end of three quarters.

Heber Springs travels to Pottsville Tuesday for its regular-season finale.

HEBER SPRINGS SCORING (30): Jaylea Hooten 7, Addison Hudspeth 2, Sophia Stone 6, Molly Smith 2, Savannah Stout 5, Emily Fuller 8

CLARKSVILLE SCORING (47): Kenleigh Rieder 14, Abby Domerese 13, Adilyn Cummins 4, Kelsey Frizzell 2, Macy Weathers 12, Madison Pennington 2.

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