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Jr. Bearcats Take Down Ashdown


On Monday, January 22nd, the Mena Jr. High Bearcats took on the Ashdown Jr. Panthers at Jim Rackley Gymnasium. Before the junior high varsity game, the Junior High JV Bearcats won a close one by six, 19-13.

Mena took an early lead in a close ballgame in the first quarter, and managed to outscore the Panthers 11-9. Little by little, extending their lead, the Jr. Bearcats outscored Ashdown 6-3, to take a five point, 17-12, lead into halftime.

At the half, Mason Brotherton led Mena with 8 points, while Harris led the Panthers with 5 points.

Continuing to control the pace of the game, Mena extended their lead a bit more in the third quarter, outscoring the Panthers 12-9, to take an eight point, 29-21, lead into the fourth quarter. The Jr. Bearcats didn’t let up one bit in the final quarter of play, extending their lead to twelve, and making the final score 43-31, by outscoring their opponents 14-10.

Harris led the Ashdown Jr. Panthers with 10 points, as Williams scored 9 points of his own, Turner 7 points, Day 3 points, and Benton 2 points.

On Thursday of last week, the Jr. Bearcats traveled to Arkadelphia and defeated the Jr. Badgers in overtime, 58-52. This Monday, January 29th, Mena hosted Hot Springs at Jim Rackley Gymnasium.

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