Best performances in Arkansas high school basketball state tournaments: Vote for Tuesday’s top star

By Steve Andrews | Photo by Kevin Snyder

The Arkansas high school basketball state tournaments got in full swing Tuesday with action in all classes around the state. Here’s a look at some of the day’s top performers.

Note: We will be collecting top performers throughout the week. Email with nominations.


Cameron Wallace, Little Rock Parkview

Wallace had 17 points and six rebounds to lead Little Rock Parkview to an 80-39 win over Greene County Tech in the 5A boys tournament.

Dallas Thomas, Little Rock Parkview

Thomas added 15 points and five boards in Parkview’s 80-39 win over Greene County Tech in 5A boys.

Keyln McBride, Jonesboro

McBride made 6 of 11 from three-point range and finished with 23 points to lead Jonesboro to a 62-57 double-overtime victory over Jacksonville in the 5A boys tournament.

Tucker Anderson, Bentonville West

Anderson hit five three-pointers en route to a game-high 21 points to lead Bentonville West to a 59-56 double-overtime victory over Conway in the 6A boys tournament. (PHOTOS)

Riley Buccino, Bentonville West

Buccino scored six of his 12 points in the overtime periods as Bentonville West defeated Conway 59-56 in two overtimes. (PHOTOS)

Jayden Williams, Conway

Williams led Conway with 17 points in the Wampus Cats’ 59-56 loss to Bentonville West. (PHOTOS)

Camren Hunter, Bryant

Hunter had 16 points and 12 rebounds in Bryant’s 71-42 win over Springdale in the first round of the 6A boys tournament. (PHOTOS)

Drake Fowler, Bryant

Fowler had 16 points in Bryant’s 71-42 win over Springdale in the first round of the 6A boys tournament. (PHOTOS)


Kiera Neal, Marion

Neal poured in 18 points as Marion rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat Little Rock Christian 60-54 in double overtime in the 5A girls tournament.

Daedrianna Cail, Marion

Cail tallied 10 points, 12 rebounds and six blocks for Marion in the 60-54 double-OT win over Little Rock Christian in 5A.

Wynter Rogers, Little Rock Christian

Rogers had a game-high 27 points for Little Rock Christian in a 2OT loss to Marion in the 5A tournament.

Destiny Thomas, Jonesboro

Thomas netted 19 points for Jonesboro in a 52-35 win over Beebe in the 5A girls tournament.

Kara Ponder, Bergman

Ponder scored 15 points to lift Bergman to a 38-32 victory over Episcopal Collegiate in the 3A girls tournament.

Avery Marsh, Episcopal Collegiate

Marsh finished with 16 points for Episcopal Collegiate in a 38-32 loss to Bergman in Class 3A.

Jenna McMillen, Mayflower

McMillen scored a game-high 21 points for Mayflower in a 41-30 win over Elkins in the 3A girls tournament.

Kenley McCarn, Melbourne

McCarn scored 11 of her game-high 25 points in the second quarter as Melbourne rolled past Riverside 77-26 in 2A girls action.

Jenna Lawrence, Melbourne

Lawrence scored 15 of her 21 points in the first quarter of Melbourne’s 77-26 victory over Riverside.

Silver Mulliniks, Quitman

Mulliniks filled it up with 27 points in Quitman’s 60-56 win over Marmaduke in Class 2A.

Kenlie Roby, Mount Vernon-Enola

Roby had 24 points, with 15 of those in the first quarter, to power Mount Vernon-Enola to a 58-30 victory over Lead Hill.

Hannah Johnson, Kingston

Johnson had 21 points in Kingston’s 55-52 squeaker over Wonderview in the 1A girls tournament.

Audrey Beck, Wonderview

Beck tallied 19 points for Wonderview in a heartbreaking 55-52 loss to Kingston in the 1A tournament.

Destine Duckworth, North Little Rock

Duckworth had a game-high 22 points in North Little Rock’s 66-36 win over Bentonville West in the first round of the 6A girls state tournament. (PHOTOS)

Boys scores, brackets (all classes)

Girls scores, brackets (all classes)

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