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Greenbrier rallies past Alma 1/23/23

Greenbrier rallies past Alma

By Kevin Taylor 

Alma Schools 


Senior Jace Dunlap hit six free throws in the final 52.8 Friday to help lead Greenbrier to a 49-43 win over Alma in 5A-West play. 


The Panthers (10-9, 4-1) are tied for a share of the conference lead with Harrison and Siloam Springs. 


“I thought they (Greenbrier) used their experience,” Alma coach Dominic Lincoln said. “They were able to make some plays late. I feel like we’re right there; we’re still growing. We’ve got to learn from this loss.”


Dunlap led the Panthers with 20 points. He hit four 3-pointers and helped the slow-starting Panthers overcome a six-point halftime deficit.


Alma sophomore Camden Curd’s three first-half 3-pointers helped the Airedales build a 19-13 halftime lead. But Greenbrier outscored Alma, 17-9, in the third quarter. The Airedales led briefly (33-30) in the fourth thanks to Israel Towns-Robinson’s old-fashioned three-point play. 


Curd and Towns-Robinson led the Airedales (4-15, 1-4) with 11 points apiece. Towns-Robinson also added nine rebounds.


Alma is set to conclude the first round of 5A-West play this week with Greenwood and Mountain Home. 


Alma 51, Greenbrier 30 


Lydia Mann hit a 3-pointer as the first half ended and Jordan Gramlich continued her dominant play at home with 23 points, five rebounds, and three steals as Alma rolled to a 51-30 win over Greenbrier in 5A-West play. 


Gramlich, a sophomore, is averaging 20.2 points over her last three games. 


Senior Presli Taylor added to her school record for 3-pointers with four more in Friday’s win. Taylor had 14 points. 


She has 169 career 3-pointers. 


The Lady Airedales (6-10, 2-3) host Greenwood on Tuesday. 


Jade Steele led Greenbrier (4-15, 0-5) with eight points. The Lady Airedales’ defense held Greenbrier to just 6-of-32 from the 3-point shooting and just 26 percent (11-for-42) for the game.