Arkansas high school boys basketball: Top stars, best performances for week of January 11

As we move deeper into January, the conference races are heating up in Arkansas high school basketball. Last week we saw records broken, milestones reached and pivotal conference victories as teams fight for postseason spots.

Below is a list of top boys basketball performances for the week of Jan. 11-17. If you know of a player we should add, email ndosports@yahoo.com.

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Top Arkansas boys basketball stars, Jan. 11-17

Caleb Blakely, Farmington

The sophomore guard chipped in 16 points and some key free throws down the stretch in the Cardinals’ 63-58 4A-1 Conference home win against Huntsville on Friday night. He pulled down 15 rebounds in Saturday’s 77-68 victory against Berryville.

Riley Buccino, Bentonville West

The junior shooting guard scored 15 of his game-high 21 points in the first half of a 57-50 win against Har-Ber on Friday night that give the Wolverines back-to-back 6A-West Conference victories.

Clay Burks, Rivercrest

The junior point guard totaled 18 points in a 72-41 home romp of Piggott in 3A-3 Conference play Tuesday night.

C.J. Delancy, Valley View

The senior forward scored seven of his 18 points in the fourth quarter to fuel the Blazers’ 49-37 4A-3 Conference home win against Highland on Friday night. He added eight rebounds and seven blocked shots.

Brock Hendrix, Morrilton

The senior guard surpassed the 1,000-point milestone for his career with 19 points in a 59-49 win over Subiaco Academy on Friday night.

Spencer Honeycutt, Westside

The junior guard nailed four three-pointers and finished with 21 points in a 64-44 win Saturday night against Batesville Southside as the Warriors notched their first 4A-3 victory of the season.  

Brian Jones, Blytheville

The senior small forward hit the second and third free throws after being fouled on a three-point attempt with one second remaining, allowing the Chickasaws to escape with a 50-49 win over Brookland on Monday night and giving them a leg up in the 4A-3 Conference race. Jones totaled 14 points in the game.

Jay Jones, Bay

The senior guard exploded for 29 points in a 55-54 home loss to Buffalo Island Central on Friday night.

Jesse Kinard, Buffalo Island Central

The senior guard poured in a game-high 30 points Friday night in a 55-54 win over Bay in 2A-3 Conference play.

Chris Littleton, Osceola

The senior forward drilled six three-pointers and totaled 21 points in a 68-56 3A-3 Conference win at Manila on Tuesday night.

Daylen Love, Osceola

The junior swing man had 16 points and 12 rebounds in Tuesday night’s 68-56 victory at Manila.

Keyln McBride, Jonesboro

The senior guard led all scorers with 19 points Tuesday in a 71-52 home win against 5A-East rival West Memphis.

Doss McDaniel, Ridgefield Christian

The freshman guard hit seven of his nine three-pointers in the third quarter on his way to 35 points in a 91-48 win against Hillcrest in a 1A-3 Conference game Tuesday night. According to the 2018-19 Arkansas Activities Association record book, McDaniel’s seven threes in a quarter broke the record of six held by West Fork’s Josh Farrell (2012) and St. Joe’s Brady Willis (2014).

Austin Meyers, Vilonia

The junior shooting guard, also a quarterback commit to the University of Kansas, had 22 points in the Eagles’ 52-49 victory over Greenwood on Friday night. The win moved Vilonia to 3-1 in the 5A-West Conference.

Jayden Shannon, Tuckerman

The senior shooting guard poured in 23 points Tuesday to fuel the Bulldogs’ 54-50 win against Cedar Ridge. Tuckerman avenged its only 2A-2 Conference loss of the season.

Layne Taylor, Farmington

The freshman guard led all scorers with 25 points in a 63-58 4A-1 Conference home win against Huntsville on Friday night. He was even better Saturday, scoring 34 points with six rebounds in a 77-68 victory against Berryville.  

Jaden Torres, Rogers Heritage

The junior point guard scored 18 points to help lead the War Eagles to a 68-58 win at Fort Smith Southside on Friday night, snapping the program’s conference losing streak at 12 games.

Bryson Warren, Little Rock Central

The sophomore guard torched Cabot for 37 points in a 79-59 victory Friday night. On Tuesday, Warren scored 15 of his 26 points in the second half of a pivotal 67-64 road win against Bryant.

Jayden Wiedeman, Corning

The senior small forward exploded for 23 points in the Bobcats’ dominant 63-46 road victory over Hoxie in 3A-3 Conference play Tuesday night.

Jayden Williams, Conway

The senior forward had 18 points and 13 rebounds in a 52-50 home loss to Fort Smith Northside on Friday night.

Carl Daughtery Jr., Maumelle

Daughtery had 20 points and 8 rebounds in Maumelle’s 59-56 win over Jacksonville.

If you know of a player we should add to the list now or in a future week, email the details to ndosports@yahoo.com.

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