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FARMINGTON -- Over the past week the Enterprise-Leader reached out to various sports writers, who covered games during the Class 4A State basketball tournament held at Farmington's Cardinal Arena March 4-7. For reasons unknown there wasn't much interest in selecting an All-State Tournament team.

National, state and local efforts to combat the coronavirus have been implemented and there are no on-going athletic competitions. The Arkansas Activities Association has postponed the state finals -- leaving the state tournament two games short of completion with the Class 4A girls finals featuring Farmington (32-3) against Star City (32-0) and the Class 4A boys finals pitting 2019 champion Magnolia against Mills University Studies, a rematch from a year ago.


First Team

Derrian Ford, Magnolia, 6-3, sophomore, guard — MVP

Jakari Livingston, Mills, 6-4, junior, center

J.K. Sanders, eStem, 6-1, sophomore, guard

Jackson Ballard, Brookland, forward

Tedrick Washington, Blytheville, 6-3, senior, guard

Second Team

Devonte Walker, Magnolia, 6-1, sophomore, forward

Javion Guy-King, Mills, 6-5, sophomore, guard

Caleb Allen, Mills, 6-1, junior, guard

Jacob Sanders, eStem, 6-2, senior, guard

Devonte Witherspoon, Nashville, 5-10, senior, guard

Third Team

Keean Strode, Brookland, junior, guard

Cole Doke, Brookland, junior, forward-guard

Johnny Anderson, Blytheville, 6-3, junior, forward

Darrius Allison, Morrilton, 5-11, junior, guard

Kendric Burks, Monticello, 5-10, junior, guard


First Team

Isabella Higginbottom, Batesville, 5-8, junior, guard — MVP

Makenna Vanzant, Farmington, 5-7, senior, guard

Arriana “Tink” Johnson, Star City, junior, guard

Jazmene McMillan, Pulaski Academy, 5-9, senior, forward

Taylor Hernandez, Pulaski Academy, 5-5, sophomore, guard

Second Team

Breanna Grayson, Star City, junior, center

Tori Kersey, Farmington, 5-9, junior, forward

Trinity Johnson, Farmington, 5-9, junior, guard

Joelle Tidwell, Farmington, 5-9, senior, center

Blakelee Winn, Pea Ridge, 5-9, junior, guard

Third Team

Janiya Johnson, Star City, 5-3, junior, guard

Isis Woods, Pulaski Academy, 5-7, senior, forward

Reese Gardner, Southside Batesville, 5-5, senior, guard

Taylor Rush, Batesville, sophomore, guard

Kate Sorg, Pocahontas, 5-7, senior, guard

Taylor Honesty, Nashville, 5-6, sophomore, forward

Each team yet alive has played at least two games in the state tournament. Therefore, the Enterprise-Leader makes the following selections as its 2020 All-State Tournament Teams for the Class 4A boys and girls.

Derrian Ford, Magnolia's junior 6-3 guard, is selected as boys tournament MVP. Ford scored 36 points in a double overtime, 63-56, win over Brookland in the semifinal, and 21 points versus Blytheville in a quarterfinal. Isabella Higginbottom, Batesville's 5-8 junior guard, is the girls MVP. She scored 37 points against Farmington and 30 versus Pea Ridge.

Sports on 03/25/2020

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