WESTSIDE -- The Gravette Lions had a busy basketball schedule this week as the team headed south to participate in the Clarksville Classic Tournament on Nov. 15, 16 and 18. The Lions started the tournament with a pair of losses but picked it back up on the last day with a win.
Gravette's first game of the tournament pitted the Lions against host Clarksville Panthers at Clarksville High School on Nov. 15.
The Panthers quickly established their dominance in the first quarter, outscoring the Lions, 18-6, and taking a 12-point lead into the second quarter. The Panthers continued to hold the Lions to single digits in the second, building a 22 point lead going into the halftime break. Gravette finally got its scoring in the double figures in the third quarter but Clarksville hit back in the final eight minutes, taking a big win, 61-33.
The Greenwood Bulldogs were the next opponent in the tournament on Nov. 16. The Bulldogs took the win in that contest, 48-33, over the Lions.
Things turned around for Gravette as the team faced the Van Buren Pointers Thursday night for the final day of the tournament. The Gravette Lions managed to pull off the win, 47-40, over the Van Buren Pointers.