Pivotal conference showdowns, last-second heroics and high-point outbursts — the past week in Arkansas high school basketball had it all.
Below is a list of top girls basketball performances for the week of Jan. 11-17. If you know of a player we should add, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Top Arkansas girls basketball stars, Jan. 11-17
Kiaya Davis, ESTEM
The freshman guard helped keep the Mets perfect in 4A-5 Conference play with 19 points in an emphatic 65-28 win against Stuttgart on Friday night.
Brett Gardner, Batesville Southside
The junior guard poured in 22 points and dished out four assists in a 54-25 blowout of Blytheville on Friday night. She’s averaging 18 points per game this season.
Ereauna Hardaway, Jonesboro
The senior guard sank six free throws in the final minute and finished with 16 points to help the Hurricane hold off West Memphis for a 53-47 victory in a 5A-East Conference game Tuesday night.
Raigan Head, Tuckerman
The sophomore power forward had 20 points in a 67-27 win against Cedar Ridge on Tuesday night.
Megan Hedger, Westside
The sophomore guard sank two free throws with two seconds remaining to seal a 55-53 win against Pocahontas on Friday night. Hedger finished with 13 points.
Chancey Henry, Marmaduke
The sophomore guard converted all five of her three-point attempts in the first half of a 66-25 romp of Riverside on Friday night. The win pushed Marmaduke’s 2A-3 Conference record to 8-0. On Tuesday night, she led all scorers with 24 points in a 65-36 victory at Izard County. On Monday, she recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in a 71-30 drubbing of East Poinsett County.
Izzy Higginbottom, Batesville
The senior guard and University of Missouri signee lit up Nettleton for 37 points in a 51-43 5A-East Conference road win Friday night. The Pioneers improved to 14-0 overall and 5-0 in league play.
Diamond Kimble, Pocahontas
The junior center led all scorers with 25 points in a 55-53 loss at Westside on Friday night.
Caylan Koons, Har-Ber
The junior guard scored 24 of her team’s first 42 points and finished with 31 points in a 59-44 home win against Bentonville West on Friday night.
Colbi Maples, Earle
The senior guard paced the Bulldogs with 24 points Friday night in a 37-27 win against Rector.
Railee Powell, Rivercrest
The senior guard had 24 points Tuesday night in a 63-54 home win against Piggott in a 3A-3 Conference contest.
Yani Releford, Fort Smith Northside
The junior forward filled the stat sheet with 11 points, eight rebounds and two steals in a 65-62 win at Conway on Friday night.
Wynter Rogers, Little Rock Christian
The senior forward racked up 35 points Friday in a 69-46 road blowout of Little Rock Parkview.
Ally Sockey, Greenwood
The senior guard had a game-high 20 points in a 71-52 win against Vilonia on Friday that moved the Bulldogs to 11-3 overall and 2-0 in 5A-West play.
Jersey Wolfenbarger, Fort Smith Northside
The senior guard and University of Arkansas signee led the way Friday with 17 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots in a pivotal 65-62 victory at Conway in 6A-Central action. Northside stayed undefeated in league play at 4-0.
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