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

By Steve Andrews | Photo by Kevin Snyder

The Arkansas high school basketball state tournaments continued Saturday 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.


Wynter Beck, Fayetteville

She scored all six of Fayetteville’s points in overtime and finished with a game-high 22 in a 57-56 win over Conway in 6A.

Ariana Saitta, Fayetteville

She scored 11 of her 17 points in the second quarter as Fayetteville nipped Conway 57-56 in overtime in 6A.

Savannah Scott, Conway

She put in a team-high 18 points in Conway’s heartbreaking 57-56 overtime loss to Fayetteville in 6A.

Arin Freeman, North Little Rock

She had 19 points for North Little Rock in a 53-46 loss to Fort Smith Northside in 6A.

Kalina Foster, North Little Rock  

She scored 10 points, including three three-pointers, in North Little Rock’s 53-46 loss to Northside in 6A.

Haitiana Releford, Northside  

She scored a team-high 16 points in Fort Smith Northside’s 53-46 victory over North Little Rock in 6A.

Jersey Wolfenbarger, Northside

She tallied 15 points for Northside in a 53-46 win over North Little Rock in 6A.

Marleigh Sellars, Salem  

She poured in 22 points in Salem’s 59-43 win over Acorn in 2A.

Chelsea Hamilton, Salem  

She added 17 points in Salem’s 59-43 victory against Acorn in 2A.

Ereauna Hardaway, Jonesboro  

She posted 25 points, including going 7 of 8 from the line in the fourth quarter, along with nine assists to lift Jonesboro past Greenwood 67-60 in 5A.

Kinley Fisher, Greenwood  

She dropped 25 points in her final game for Greenwood in a 67-60 loss to Jonesboro in 5A.

Anna Trusty, Greenwood  

She added 16 for Greenwood in a 67-60 loss to Jonesboro in 5A.

Daedrianna Cail, Marion  

She scored 18 points and pulled down nine rebounds as Marion beat Russellville 42-29 in 5A.

Taylor Hernandez, Pulaski Academy  

She scored 14 of her 17 points in the first half as Pulaski Academy downed Pea Ridge 43-41 in 4A.

Aidan Dayberry, Pea Ridge  

She finished with 18 points in Pea Ridge’s 43-41 loss to Pulaski Academy in 4A.

Blakelee Winn, Pea Ridge  

She had 14 points for Pea Ridge, including going 6 of 7 from the line, in a 43-41 loss to Pulaski Academy in 4A.

Carson Dillard, Farmington  

She went off for 29 points, including a stunning nine three-pointers, in Farmington’s 72-54 rout of Mena in 4A.

Trinity Johnson, Farmington  

She had 18 points, including five three-pointers, as Farmington beat Mena 72-54 in 4A.

Gracie Lyle, Mena  

She had a team-high 18 points for Mena in a 72-54 loss to Farmington in 4A.


Kel’el Ware, North Little Rock

He poured in a game-high 28 points, with three three-pointers in the first quarter, to pace North Little Rock to an 87-63 rout of Fort Smith Northside in 6A.

DJ Smith, North Little Rock  

He scored 25 points in North Little Rock’s 87-63 win over Fort Smith Northside in 6A.

Charles Maris, North Little Rock  

He made five shots from beyond the arc for 15 points in North Little Rock’s 87-63 victory over Northside in 6A.

Dae’Marion Savoy, Northside  

He had a team-high 14 points for Fort Smith Northside in an 87-63 loss to North Little Rock in 6A.

Jacob Joe, Northside  

He tallied 11 points (two three-pointers) in Northside’s 87-63 loss to North Little Rock in 6A.

Bryson Warren, Little Rock Central  

He made four three-pointers and scored a game-high 24 points for Little Rock Central in a 57-50 win over Bentonville in 6A.

Jaylen Lee, Bentonville  

He put up 21 points in Bentonville’s 57-50 loss to Little Rock Central in 6A.

Ty’reonn King, Blytheville  

He collected 20 points in Blytheville’s 62-50 win over Watson Chapel in 4A.

Lamont Jackson, Blytheville  

He added 17 points for Blytheville in a 62-50 victory over Watson Chapel in 4A.

Antwon Emsweller, Watson Chapel  

He scored 12 of his 20 points in the second half of Watson Chapel’s 62-50 loss to Blytheville in 4A.

Cameron Wallace, Little Rock Parkview  

He poured in 30 points for Little Rock Parkview in a 75-65 win over Lake Hamilton in 5A.

Zac Pennington, Lake Hamilton  

He had a team-high 24 points, including six three-pointers, for Lake Hamilton in a 75-65 loss to Parkview in 5A.

Kavon Pointer, Jonesboro  

He led Jonesboro with 14 points and had five rebounds in a 55-37 defeat of Mountain Home in 5A.

Mat Jones, Mountain Home  

He scored a team-high 14 points in Mountain Home’s 55-37 loss to Jonesboro in 5A.

Dillan Hopkins, White County Central  

He had 24 points in White County Central’s 56-45 win over Dierks in 2A.

Terron Williams, Marianna

He tallied 17 points in Marianna’s 67-43 romp over Fordyce in 2A.

Caleb Faulkner, Izard County  

He drilled four three-pointers and tallied 23 points as Izard County toppled Mount Vernon-Enola 69-38 in 1A.  

Boys scores, brackets (all classes)

Girls scores, brackets (all classes)

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