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Semifinals Set at WBC Tourney Nov. 30

11/30/2012

Three teams have clinched their place in the final four of the WBC Tourney. Thursday also saw the Marmaduke girls clinch a spot in the championship game.

The Marmaduke Lady Greyhounds became the first team to secure its place in the WBC Tournament finals by beating Corning 72-38. They will take on the winner of Southside and Pocahontas, who will play Friday at 5 p.m. The girls’ championship game is set for Saturday at 3 p.m.

The boys’ side saw third seeded Viola cruise to a victory over eleventh seeded Maynard, 76-56. And in a heated contest between second seeded Hoxie and seventh seeded Marmaduke, the tournament witnessed its biggest upset this year. Marmaduke won 59-48.

The Greyhounds will play Viola for a chance to reach the championship on Friday at 6:20 p.m. The winner will play in the finals on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Schedule for Friday, November 30 (seeds in parentheses):
5:00 p.m. - Girls: Southside (2) vs. Pocahontas (3)
6:20 p.m. - Boys: Marmaduke (7) vs. Viola (3)
7:40 p.m. - Boys: Hillcrest (1) vs. Pocahontas (4)

Results for Thursday, Nov. 29:
Final - Girls: 72 Marmaduke (1) vs. 38 Corning (5)
Final - Boys: 76 Viola (3) vs. 56 Maynard (11)
Final - Boys: 48 Hoxie (2) vs. 59 Marmaduke (7)

The WBC Tournament is a high school invitational and runs through Saturday, Dec. 1. All games will be played in WBC's Southerland-Mabee Center.

Complete tournament information is available at this link .

Results from Wednesday, Nov. 28:
Final 51-44 - Girls: 51 Southside (2) vs. 44 Walnut Ridge (7)
Final 58-49 - Boys: 58 Pocahontas (4) vs. 49 Riverside (5)

Results from Tuesday, Nov. 27:
Final 36-73 - Girls: 36 Maynard (4) vs.73 Corning (5)
Final 67-31 - Girls: 67 Marmaduke (1) vs. 31 Hoxie (9)

Results from Monday, Nov. 26:
Final 66-44 - Girls: 66 Walnut Ridge (7) vs. 44 Tuckerman (10)
Final 70-53 - Girls: 70 Pocahontas (3) vs. 53 Sloan-Hendrix (11)
Final 74-63 - Boys: 74 Hillcrest (1) vs. 63 Tuckerman (8)

Results from Saturday, Nov. 24:
Final 51-40 - Boys: 51 Tuckerman (8 ) vs. 40 Southside (9)
Final 68-27 - Girls: 68 Corning (5) vs. 27 Black Rock (12)
Final 60-24 - Boys: 60 Pocahontas (4) vs. 24 Black Rock (13)
Final 56-81 - Girls: 56 Viola (8) vs. 81 Hoxie (9)
Final 55-46 - Boys: 55 Marmaduke (7) vs. 46 Corning (10)
Final 54-67 - Girls: 54 Hillcrest (6) vs. 67 Sloan-Hendrix (11)
Final 68-48 - Boys: 68 Riverside (5) vs. 48 Sloan-Hendrix (12)

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