The Greenwood Lady Bulldogs put up three 20-point quarters and rolled to an 80-43 win against Siloam Springs in the second round of the 6A State Tournament at Jonesboro on Monday.
Greenwood (21-6) will play Tuesday at 4 p.m. in the semifinals against Searcy, which beat Benton, 53-39, on Monday.
Monday, Megan Hartness scored 23 of her 27 points in the first quarter-and-a-half while sparking Greenwood to a 47-17 lead midway through the second quarter.
Greenwood — which hit 15 of its first 20 shots and 20 of its first 27 — roared out to a 25-11 lead after a quarter and increased it to 53-24 at the half.
Hartness, Lundon Williams and Brittany Branum scored to open the half for the Lady Bulldogs’ biggest lead of the game at 59-24.
After Bailee Owens hit two free throws for Siloam Springs (18-10), Haleigh Henson converted a three-point play, Hartness hit two free throws and Henson added a bucket with 3:37 left in the third quarter for a 66-26 lead.
Henson and Maddie Goodner ended the quarter with consecutive three-pointers, Henson from a long jumper and Goodner the old-fashioned way with a bucket and a free throw for a 74-29 lead to invoke the mercy rule for the fourth quarter.
Henson and Williams added 14 points for Greenwood.
Baily Cameron’s 10 points paced the Lady Panthers.
HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
6A State Tournament
GREENWOOD 80, SILOAM SPRINGS 43
Siloam Springs 11 13 5 14 — 43
Greenwood 25 28 21 6 — 80
Siloam Springs (18-10): Cameron 10, Miller 6, Pippin 5, Owens 4, Cox 4, Torres 4, Gay 4, Eldridge 3, Stewart 2, Jones 1.
Greenwood (21-6): Hartness 27, H. Henson 14, Williams 14, Branum 6, Goodner 5, Crase 4, Elkins 4, Clements 2, Rozell 2, K. Brown 2.