Arkansas high schools participate in the SHS basketball Searcy Bank Classic

Searcy,Ark.,(LP) — Searcy High’s Lady Lions and Lions worked hard to be the champions during the SHS basketball Searcy Bank Classic, which is the biggest tournament for the basketball players in Arkansas. The Lady Lions and Lions competed against four teams during the Searcy Bank Classic, of which were: Batesville High School, Little Rock Hall High School, Valley View High School, and Catholic High School. It lasted three days, which took place on November 30th, and December first and second.

To prepare for the game the SHS Basketball teams work harder and harder by practicing multiple times a week. They are motivated by the student section to practice so they can win at the games and tournament. According to Sydney Hicks, senior at SHS, “Our student section was great! We’re working harder and harder each game.”

Kamie Provence and Sydney Hicks, two SHS basketball players, after a game

Here is an outline of the basketball games played during the Searcy Bank Classic

DAY 1 November 30th:

4:00pm Girls-Searcy vs. LR Hall- Home Game

5:30pm Boys-Valley View vs. Catholic

7:00pm Girls-Valley View vs. Batesville

8:30pm Boys-Searcy vs. Batesville-Home Game


DAY 2 December 1st:

5:00pm Girls-LR Hall vs. Valley View

6:30pm Boys-Batesville vs. Valley View

8:00pm Girls-Searcy vs. Batesville-Home Game


DAY 3 December 2nd:

3:00pm Girls-Batesville vs. LR Hall

4:30pm Boys-Catholic vs. Batesville

6:00pm Girls-Searcy vs. Valley View-Home Game

7:30pm Boys-Searcy vs. Valley View-Home Game


So far, it has not been decided who won the SHS basketball Searcy Bank Classic, but the Lions definitely deserve the win after all their countless hours practicing to be the best.

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