SPRINGDALE -- The Siloam Springs ninth-grade boys basketball team snapped a three-game losing streak and kept its regional hopes alive with a 50-19 win at Springdale Lakeside on Monday night.
In order to advance to next week's Junior High Regional Tournament, the Panthers (10-12, 5-4 Northwest Arkansas Conference) must defeat Rogers Heritage in their regular season finale on Thursday at the Panther Activity Center and then have Springdale George defeat Springdale Central.
The Panthers did their part on Monday by beating the Golden Eagles.
Siloam Springs led 19-1 after the first quarter and 21-6 at halftime. The Panthers pulled ahead 42-12 going into the fourth quarter.
Drew Vachon led Siloam Springs with 13 points, while Thad Wright and Evan Sauer each had nine, Gage Weaver and Ransom Van Asche both with five, Jordan Stewart four, Mason Cooper and Tyler Sharp each with two and Engle with one.
The Siloam Springs freshman girls picked up a 36-24 win against Lakeside on Monday and improved to 13-10 overall and 5-4 in conference play.
The Lady Panthers led 11-4 after the first quarter and 19-10 at halftime. Siloam Springs carried a 22-14 lead into the fourth quarter.
Shelby Johnson led the Lady Panthers with nine points, while Jael Harried had eight, Madison Pharr six, Brooke Henderson and Lexy Fortner each with four, Turtle Shreve three and Maddie Vaughan two.
The Lady Panthers could finish tied for fourth in the conference with a win Thursday against Rogers Heritage, but would fall short of advancing to the regional tournament via tiebreakers, according to head coach Erin Gatling.
The ninth-grade teams wrap up regular season play on Thursday at home against Rogers Heritage.Sports on 02/15/2017