BY EASTON LEONARD –
On Monday, January 15th, the Acorn and Mena junior high basketball teams matched up at Jim Rackley Gynasium, on campus of Mena Middle School.
In the first two games, the Acorn 7th grade girls team defeated Mena 22-18, as the Mena 7th grade Bearcats defeated Acorn 24-15.
In the junior high varsity girls game, the Acorn Jr. Lady Tigers outscored the Jr. Ladycats 33-12 in the first half, and extended their lead in the second half, defeating Mena by twenty-seven, 52-25. Ashlynn Bissell led the Acorn Jr. Lady Tigers with 15 points on the night, as Hannah Stockton led the Mena Jr. Ladycats with 6 points.
The Mena Jr. Bearcats outscored Acorn 26-11 in the first half of the boys game, and also extended their lead in the second half, to win the game by twenty-one, 44-23. Damien Bohlman led the Acorn Jr. Tigers with 7 points in the game, while Mason Brotherton led the Mena Jr. Bearcats with 20 points.