Update, March 7 – Drew Central fell to Ashdown 69-40

Original Story, March 5  – The Drew Central Pirates basketball team advances to the 3A State Championship game to face Ashdown in Hot Springs at the Bank of OZK Arena on Thursday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, Drew Central defeated Mayflower, 70-59,  in the state semifinals to advance to the title game. The Pirates  defeated Booneville, 45-44, in the quarterfinals and Rivercrest in the first round.

Thursday’s game will be Drew Central’s second consecutive trip to the championship game. Last year, they fell to McGehee in the title game.

The game will be broadcast live on the radio at KXSA-FM 103.1 for Southeast Arkansas listeners. That broadcast will also be streamed online for free at www.mixlr.com/kxsa1031. The internet broadcast can be accessed through a computer or mobile device, according to Pines Broadcasting’s Brian Ramsey.