Basketball: Maumelle rolls past Little Rock Christian

Maumelle took care of business last Friday night when they defeated Little Rock Christian, 72-69.

Key to the game, as he has been for much of the season, was the play of Junior guard Carl Daugherty Jr., who led all scorers with 29 points and made six three-pointers.

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Daugherty, a Division I basketball prospect, has offers from, among others, the University of Central Arkansas.

The snow has put this week's schedule into a blender.

Maumelle was originally supposed to play on Tuesday and Friday to wrap up the regular season.

School is off on Tuesday, so no game that night and the forecast for the rest of the week isn't promising, so Friday night might be played as well.

Regardless, any games not played are cancelled and next week will be a district tournament to sort out the seeds for the state tournament the following week in Hot Springs.

As it stands now, Maumelle is in second place, and has to win one game, against Jacksonville, to make the state tournament.

The winner of that game would advance to face the winner of Little Rock Parkview and Little Rock Christian in the district semifinals, with the loser being the district’s No. 4 seed, and winner advancing to the district championship game.

Seeding really matters.

The state tournament bracket can be viewed by clicking here but Maumelle’s conference is paired against the East with the respective league champ playing the No. 4 seed and that follows down the line.

The East’s best, right now, is Jonesboro, followed by Marion, West Memphis and then Greene County Tech.

Jonesboro is 16-3 overall and the three losses are to Little Rock Central, North Little Rock and Little Rock Christian, the last being a 54-52 defeat.

It is fair to say the best boys teams in 5A are in the Central and East.