BY JAY BUNYARD –
What a difference a day makes! After the Ashdown girls upset Cossatot River 65-60 in Overtime on Thursday night, February 2, at Cossatot River High School, the Lady Eagles rebounded for a convincing 45-27 win at Parker Gymnasium in Ashdown on Friday night, February 3. The boys’ action turned around as well. After the Eagles claimed a 48-42 win on their home floor Thursday, the Panthers gained revenge with a 51-30 decision on Friday night.
In the girls contest, the state-ranked Lady Eagles played shut-down defense. Ashdown’s Adaysia Thompson was held to six first half points Friday after torching the nets for 39 on Thursday. Cossatot River jumped to a 15-6 lead early in the second quarter and never looked back. The Lady Eagles outscored Ashdown 8-0 in the third quarter to blow the game open. Raegan Richardson and Ashlen Gonzalez led the way with 11 each, as the Lady Eagles improved to 21-3 on the season. Cambre McCollough led Ashdown with eight.
In the boys contest, Ashdown raced to a 13-0 lead before the Eagles were able to put some points on the board. To Cossatot River’s credit, the Eagles outscored the Panthers 13-6 in the second quarter to pull to within 19-13 at the intermission. However, the Panthers dominated the second half to pull away for the victory. Ashdown, now 10-7 on the season, was led in scoring by Jevon O’Guinn with 11. Chris Scroggins added nine. The Eagles, now 16-8 on the year, were paced by Trevon Broach’s eight. Cody Baker chipped in with six.