BY EASTON LEONARD –
The Mena Ladycats hosted the Ashdown Lady Panthers Friday night, January 27th, at the Union Bank Center.
Mena started the game off a bit slow, as the Lady Panthers scored the first eleven points unanswered. Reagan Sikes put the Ladycats on the board, with two free throws, to make the score 11-2 with 2:14 left in the first quarter. Following the free throws, Ashdown went on a 6-4 run, to make the score 17-6 at the end of one.
In the second quarter, the Lady Panthers played great defense, holding Mena to only two points. At halftime, Ashdown led the Ladycats by twenty-one, by a score of 29-8.
Number twenty-three led Ashdown in scoring at halftime with 14 points, as Reagan Sikes led the Ladycats with 4 points.
Ashdown continued to play good basketball in the third quarter, as the Lady Panthers outscored Mena 13-9, to take a twenty-five point lead into the final quarter of play, with the score 42-17. The Lady Panthers didn’t let up in the fourth either, putting up eighteen points to Mena’s thirteen points, to make the final score 60-30 in favor of Ashdown.
Reagan Sikes led Mena in scoring with 12 points, as Grace Wagner added on 10 points of her own, Olivia Cannon – 5, Thacker – 2, and Costillo – 1.