Buoyed by a big fourth-period performance, the Hillcrest Lady Screamin' Eagles slipped by Izard County 67-66 Dec. 11 at the Cougars' Den in Brockwell.
The Lady Cougs led 40-23 at the half and 57-41 after three periods of play, but Hillcrest outscored Izard County 26-9 in the final frame to ease to a one-point win.
Kaydie Campbell paced the Lady Cougars with 17 points, while Harmony Herron had 14.
Amber Hall and Trisha Arnold netted 13 points apiece for the Lady Cougars.
In boys' action, the Screamin' Eagles dropped Izard County 52-31 later in the evening.
Ryan Walker led the Cougars with nine points.
Campbell tossed in 18 and Hall added 13 in the Lady Cougars' 60-21 rout of Timbo in non-conference action Dec. 10.