Junior Panthers fall in home opener

Heber Springs’ Ladd Choate drives for a lay-up against Nemo Vista Tuesday night at the Panther Den. PHILIP SEATON PHOTO

November 12, 2019

Conner Riddle finished with 19 points in a losing effort as Heber Springs dropped its home opener to Nemo Vista, 45-37, in junior boys action Tuesday night at the Panther Den.

Heber Springs (0-2) trailed 16-6 at the end of the first quarter and 27-18 at the half.

Nemo Vista was 8 of 17 from the free-throw line on the night while the Panthers were 7 of 9.

Heber Springs scoring (37): Riddle 19, Eli Riggs 5, Luke Greenwald 3, Wyatt Winchester 3, Bauer Pruitt 3, Ladd Choate 2, Easton Cusick 2.

Nemo Vista scoring (45): B. Hill 20, C. Pruitt 12, P. Perry 12, J. Andrews 1.

Heber Springs opened its season on Saturday with a 38-17 setback to Greenbrier at the Marshall Junior High Tournament.

Tied at 7-all at the end of the first quarter, Greenbrier outscored the Panthers 15-4 to take control of the game.

Heber Springs was 3 of 13 from the line on the night.

Heber Springs scoring (17): Riddle 5, Riggs 3, Greenwald 3, Xander Lindley 2, Hud Haggard 2, Maddox Reed 1, Pruitt 1.

Greenbrier scoring (38): Robinson 11, Johnson 8, Melton 7, Berry 4, Smith 4, Runsick 2, Dunlap 2.