Basketball: Crash course in chaos theory for Maumelle

The plan was to play a district tournament this week but plans have a funny way of not working out and such was the case for Maumelle basketball.

After the Arkansas Activities Association decision late last week to push back the start of regional and state tournaments a week, it meant the final week of the regular season would be played this week instead.

So Maumelle faced off against Little Rock Hall on Tuesday and won handily, 59-38, as senior guard Josh Denton had 18 points, 16 of which came in the first half, while junior guard Carl Daughtery Jr. also had 16 points in the win.

Maumelle will now play Benton on Friday but the status quo in  the 5A-Central hasn’t changed much.

The Hornets, Sylvan Hills and Little Rock Parkview all have one loss in conference but Sylvan Hills beat Maumelle and despite the Hornets victory over Parkview, the Patriots have still played more conference games, so they’re still the No. 2 seed, while Maumelle is at No. 3 in the conference standings.

The No. 3 team from the Central will play at 1 p.m. on March 11 against the No. 2 seed from the East in the 5A state tournament at Hot Springs.

That winner plays at 1 p.m. on March 13 against the winner of No. 1 seed from the West and the No. 4 seed from the South.

As the No. 1 seed, Sylvan Hills in the top half of the bracket, while Maumelle and Little Rock Parkview are looking at a potential semi finals matchup on March 15 at 7 p.m.

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