Three local teams in playoff action on Thursday

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    BROCKWELL – Three local schools participated in the Class A State Tournament held at ICC in Izard County on Thursday. For full recaps, please see next week’s Glenwood Herald.

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    KIRBY TROJANS VS JASPER PIRATES

    In the first game involving a local team, the Kirby Trojans pulled out a first round win in a 49-45 overtime over the Jasper Pirates.

    Kirby fell behind 9-2 to start the game, but surged to a 12-11 lead at the end of the first.

    The game remained close the whole way, tied at 21 by half and with Kirby holding a slim 30-28 at the end of three.

    The Trojans used a 9-0 run, including 7 of those from Lee Whisenhunt, in overtime to take control and go on for the win.

    Kirby will face Guy Perkins on Friday at 2:30 in the second round of the playoffs.

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    CADDO HILLS LADY INDIANS VS KINGSTON LADY YELLOWJACKETS

    The Caddo Hills Lady Indians fell behind early and were unable to come back in their state tilt with Kingston, falling 59-47.

    The loss ends the Lady Indians’ successful 2015-2016 season at 22-13.

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    KIRBY LADY TROJANS VS SACRED HEART LADY REBELS

    The Kirby Lady Trojans opened their second round game against Sacred Heart on a 18-2 run and never looked back.

    Kirby led 20-8 at the end of one, with only Taylor Usery keeping Sacred Heart in the game with all 8 of their points.

    At half the Lady Trojans led the Lady Rebels 30-17. Kallee Cowart posted 12 points in the first half with six rebounds; Brooke Mitchell added 9 on 7/8 free throws in the opening stanza. Kirby forced Sacred Heart into 9 first half turnovers.

    Kirby came out of the second half not letting up, opening the score to 38-19 and closed the period 45-24.

    The game was forced into a running clock in the fourth as Kirby opened a 30 point lead before closing the game 60-33.

    Cowart finished with 20 points and eight rebounds, while Gracen Smith added 11.

    The Lady Trojans will play again in the state semi-finals on Saturday at 12 noon. Wonderview and Jasper play on Friday for the right to face the Kirby.