Alma falls at Siloam
By Kevin Taylor
Siloam Springs 63, Alma 45
Alma fell behind by 18 points at the half Tuesday in Siloam Springs.
As usual, however, they made things interesting with a big third quarter.
But after closing to within nine (54-45), the Airedales couldn’t finish the comeback while dropping a 63-45 decision to the Panthers.
Senior Nate Vachon scored 20 points and the Panthers shot 51 percent from the field while winning their second 5A-West game of the season.
Easton Boggs had 15 points to lead Alma (3-13, 0-2). Miles Kendrick added 13 points.
The Airedales shot the ball well at times but finished just 16-of-50 from the field. Alma was just 2-for-9 from the free-throw line.
Sophomore Israel Towns-Robinson pulled down nine rebounds, and Camden Curd dished out a team-high five assists.
The Airedales host Russellville on Friday.
Siloam Springs 56, Alma 31
The Lady Airedales closed to within four (17-13) in the first half of Tuesday’s game with Siloam Springs.
But Alma, down 13 at the half, managed just nine second-half points while dropping their first 5A-West game of the season.
Zoey Kimes and Daimya Parker led the Lady Airedales with six points each. Jordan Gramlich had five points, and Haven Welch finished with a career-high four points. Makinley McCartt had three steals.