Slow starts don’t prevent Hot Springs from sweeping Arkansas High



Hot Springs boys overcame a slow start Friday night at Razorback Gym to beat Arkansas High, 79-64.

The Trojans (19-5, 9-0) remains unbeaten in 5A South play with their 16th consecutive win after a 3-5 start this season. Arkansas High slips to 8-12 overall and 1-8 in conference.

Six-foot-8 sophomore Jabari West led Hot Springs with 22 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks. Caleb Campbell scored 21 points for the Trojans, who play El Dorado next Tuesday.

AHS led 19-18 at the end of the first quarter. Andre Reed paced the Razorbacks with a game-high 27 points. Nick Watson contributed 14 points.

Arkansas High plays at Sheridan next Tuesday.

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Hot Springs girls rally past AHS

The Lady Backs raced out to a 15-12 lead after the first eight minutes. However, they were outscored 29-7 in the final three quarters, losing to Hot Springs, 41-22.

Arkansas High’s girls slip to 7-13 on the season and 2-7 in conference play. The Lady Trojans are 13-8 overall and 7-2 in league action.

Jaylia Reed scored 26 points for the winners. Allyssa Young led AHS with seven points, all coming in the first half. Seaira Watson scored six points.