Heber Springs junior girls start season 2-0

Heber Springs’ Sophia Stone drives toward the basket in junior girls basketball action Tuesday night at the Panther Den. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

November 12, 2019

The Heber Springs junior girls basketball team won its home opener 33-27 over Nemo Vista Tuesday night at the Panther Den.

Freshman Jaylea Hooten finished with 12 points to helping lead Heber Springs (2-0) to win as the Panthers led 18-10 at the half and 24-21 at the end of the third quarter.

Sophia Stone also finished in double figures for Heber Springs with 11 points.

Heber Springs was 9 of 13 from the free-throw line on the night.

Heber Springs scoring (33): Hooten 12, Stone 11, Hope Turney 3, Madison Clemons 3, Rylee Harrod 2, Riley Bailey 2.

Nemo Vista scoring (27): Peebles 15, Freeman 4, Barclay 4, D. DeSalvo 2, Eller 2

On Saturday, Heber Springs opened it’s season with a 27-16 victory over Greenbrier at the Marshall Junior High Tournament.

Hooten led the Panthers in scoring in that contest too finished with 13 points, including five-of-six from the free-throw line.

Heber Springs led 11-4 at the half and 17-12 at the end of three quarters of play.

Heber Springs scoring (27): Hooten 13, Cristina Garcia 3, Bailey 3, Stone 2, Turney 2, Harrod 2.

Greenbrier scoring (16): Ashlynn Newton 8, Brooklyn Whitmire 4, Joja Jerry 2.