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NORTH LITTLE ROCK GIRLS Down but not out as state tournament nears

They have put a bad loss behind them.

The North Little Rock Lady Charging Wildcats don’t even speak of last week’s loss to West Memphis where they didn’t score as many as 40 points and lost despite the Lady Blue Devils missing 27 free throws.

They have moved on and recorded a pair of big wins over Jonesboro and Searcy, and now have three games in front of them and a chance for a very favorable seeding at the 7A state tournament.

“Right now we are at the four,” North Little Rock head coach Daryl Fimple said. “If we win out, we no doubt will jump up into the three seed.”

That’s where the Lady Charging Wildcats want to be—opposite of Fort Smith Northside.

“We aren’t afraid of them,” Fimple said. “We would love to see them in the state finals.”

Games against Marion, Mountain Home and Little Rock Central will place North Little Rock either in that coveted three seed or keep them entrenched in fourth.

Keys to winning are better shooting and getting into transition, which they have done better, in the past two games.

“We stopped doing it midway through conference for some reason,” Fimple said. “But it’s coming back and I think if we can keep that going it will be better for us.”

The only thing standing in the way of North Little Rock and the three hole is the aforementioned West Memphis. The Lady Blue Devils have a game at Cabot and Mountain Home giving hope to Fimple that they will stumble.

But meanwhile, North Little Rock needs to do what they can do. Even though they haven’t been their dominant selves, they are making their presence felt in the conference. They hope they can be equally as noisy in the state tournament.

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