The Izard County Cougars defeated the Ridgefield Christian Warriors, 62-35, in the semifinals of the 1A Region 2 Tournament at Calico Rock Friday. The Cougars (32-9) were led by Taylor Reynolds with 25 points and Justus Cooper with 14 points. The Cougars led 9-8 after one quarter, 24-16 at the half, and 47-23 after three quarters.
The Izard County Lady Cougars defeated the Bay Lady Yellowjackets, 44-41, behind 19 points from Sam King and 12 points from Jen King. The Lady Cougars (31-6) trailed 11-8 after one quarter, led 28-18 at the half, and 36-30 after three quarters.
The Cougars and Lady Cougars have both reached the regional finals for the fourth consecutive year. The Cougars will play the Bay Yellowjackets at 7:30 and the Lady Cougars will play the Norfork Lady Panthers at 6.
Other results Friday were:
Bay 78 Rector 46
Norfork 72 Maynard 42