The Sylvan Hills Bears love playing basketball so much they have played extra periods in each of the last two contests, though both have resulted in two-point losses.

The Bears dropped a 60-58 game to Little Rock Christian in double overtime and a 79-77 loss to Pulaski Academy in one overtime.

"Just good high school basketball games," head coach Kevin Davis.

Davis said good things happened, especially on Tuesday when the Bears shot 11 from three-point range including six from Ronnie Hinton who finished with 22 points and five from Kordy Winston who had 21 points. Aumonie Armond had 14 against Pulaski Academy on Tuesday.

Davis said he isn’t so concerned about his team’s 1-4 start in the 5A-Central, it’s the sudden crush of depth that in the forefront of his mind.

"We are having guys do things they aren’t used to doing right now," Davis said.

Grades have sacrificed a couple players plus Tra Doss has given up basketball to concentrate on football. Doss is a two-year starter at quarterback and was projected to work his way into the starting rotation in Davis’ backcourt.

"That hurt us a little bit at the guard position," Davis said, "and it has messed with our chemistry a bit."

Even though his team is 1-4, Davis agreed that a hand full of plays could easily have given his team four wins in five league games instead of four losses.

"Give those teams credit," Davis said. "They made plays. They are good teams."

Lawson Korita scored 22 against Bears for Pulaski Academy while Greg Wallace led the Bruins with 27.

The Bears have two more opponents in North Pulaski and Jacksonville before playing return games.