BALD KNOB – Heber Springs opened its season with a 43-37 nonconference victory at Bald Knob.
Parker Brown and Gavin Vaughn, who was a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line, each scored 9 points to pace the Panthers. J.T. Spears finished with 8 points with all of his scoring coming in the fourth quarter as Heber Springs outscored the Bulldogs, 18-13, over that stretch to claim the win.
The Panthers led 11-3 at the end of the first, and 19-11 at the half, but Bald Knob outscored Heber Springs 13-6 in the third quarter.
The Bulldogs Michael Knight led all scorers with 13 points.
Bald Knob Scoring (37): Garrison Onasch 9, Michael Knight 13, Braden Davis 10, Travis Kersey 5
Heber Springs Scoring (43): Gavin Vaughn 9, Eli Riggs 6, Parker Brown 9, Ladd Choate 6, J.T. Spears 8, Ryan Crocker 5