Arvest Bank was pleased to once again host the recent Arvest Invitational, one of the area’s most highly anticipated early-season basketball tournaments, in Flippin, Ark.

The event was held Nov. 16-23 and featured both boys and girls divisions. Teams from across the region competed.

Bergman eventually won both the boys and girls divisions. The Panthers defeated Flippin to win the boys division, while the Lady Panthers beat Norfork to claim their championship.

“It was exciting to watch all of the teams in action, and it was a highly competitive tournament,” said Mike Willard, president for Arvest in North Central Arkansas. “This is always a tournament that helps teams prepare for their conference seasons, and this year was no different. Arvest was happy to partner with Flippin School District, and we wish all the teams great success over the rest of their seasons.”