BY EASTON LEONARD –
On Tuesday, January 16th, the Mena Ladycats hosted the Cossatot River Lady Eagles at the Union Bank Center.
The Lady Eagles started the game off on a 9-0 run, before Mena scored it’s first bucket. Cossatot went on to outscore the Ladycats 19-2, to take a seventeen point lead into the second. The Ladycats scored eight points in the second quarter of play, but allowed Cossatot to extend it’s lead to twenty-seven, by scoring eighteen points of their own. Cossatot took a 37-10 lead into halftime.
At halftime, Ashlen Gonzalez led the Lady Eagles with 13 points, while Paige Evans led Mena with 8 points.
Cossatot did not let up in the third quarter, outscoring the Ladycats 13-10, to extend their lead to thirty, 50-20. In the fourth and final quarter of play, Mena outscored the Lady Eagles 11-2, but still fell short by twenty-one points, 52-31.
Paige Evans led the Mena Ladycats with 16 points in the game, as Tateli Thacker added on 6 points, Keira Kesterson 5 points, and Caddie Cannon 4 points.
Ashlen Gonzalez led the Cossatot Lady Eagles with 17 points, while Rhyen Martin scored 12 points of her own, Raegan Richardson and Jacie Wilkerson 8 points each, Jade Richardson 3 points, and Lauren Driver and Shanna Johnson 2 points each.