The De Queen teams won a pair of senior contests Tuesday night at the Union Bank Center. The De Queen girls knocked off the LadyCats 44-39, while the Leopards defeated the Bearcats 58-38 in boys action.
The LadyCats led by as many as 14 points in the first half and took a 26-20 lead into the locker room at the half. De Queen rallied to take a 33-32 lead after three quarters and it was a see saw battle the rest of the way, as the Lady Leopards stayed undefeated in Conference play with the 44-39 win. Grayson Fairless led a balanced Mena scoring attack with 11 points. Emily Wagner, Kiara Kesterson, and Gracie Lyle added seven points each. The LadyCats are 5-4 in league play and 10-12 overall.
In the boys matchup, Mena and De Queen were tied at 13 after the opening quarter. But the Leopards steadily pulled away to post the 58-38 victory. David Grenier led Mena with 14. Marc Wilson added nine. The Bearcats are 5-15 on the season.
Mena Sr. Night:
It was senior night at the Union Bank Center Friday night and the Mena teams split with Bauxite. The LadyCats pulled out a thrilling 41-37 victory, while the Mena boys fell 40-27 in action heard live on KQOR 105.3.
Kiara Kesterson hit a three pointer at the end of the third quarter to give Mena a 31-30 lead. The LadyCats rode that momentum by outscoring Bauxite 10-7 in the fourth quarter to post the 41-37 victory to improve to 11-12 on the season. Emily Wagner led the LadyCats in scoring with 11 points. The LadyCats are 6-4 in 4A Region 7 play, just a half game now behind Bauxite at 7-4, and one game behind Nashville for second place in the conference standings. Mena closes out the regular season this week with contests on the road against Nashville and Arkadelphia.
In the boys contest, the Bearcats led a low scoring contest until the fourth quarter. Mena led 6-5 after the opening quarter, and 12-11 at the half. Mena led 24-21 after three quarters. The Mena boys led by as many as six points in that third quarter. But the Miners outscored the Bearcats 19-3 in the final quarter to pull out the win at 40-27. David Grenier led the Bearcats with 12 points on the night. The length of the Miners inside with a 6’7″ player and a 6’5″ player gave the Bearcats trouble with scoring. The Mena boys fell to 5-15 on the year.
Cossatot River traveled to Danville Friday night for non-conference action. Danville defeated the Lady Eagles 43-30, while the Little Johns turned back the Eagles 48-41 in boys action. The Lady Eagles are now 20-10 on the season, and in second place in the 2A Region 7 Conference at 11-3. The Acorn Lady Tigers lead the league with a perfect 14-0 record.
And Mount Ida struggled on the road at Caddo Hills on Friday night. The Lady Indians defeated the Lady Lions 48-32, while Caddo Hills won the boys contest too by a final score of 59-29. Both Mount Ida senior teams are 6-16 on the year.