The Mena Bearcats and LadyCats enjoyed an open date on Friday, January 25th. On Tuesday, January 22nd, the Mena senior teams claimed a couple of victories on the road at Malvern.
The Ladycats fell behind 24-16 in the first half before ripping off 11 unanswered points to take a 27-24 lead, and never looked back to post the 44-38 victory. The LadyCats are 6-2 in 4A Region 7 play and 11-8 overall.
The Bearcats exploded for a 33-6 run themselves to pull away from Malvern for an impressive 86-60 win over the Leopards. Coach Thomas Powell’s Bearcats are now 7-1 in conference play, and 16-5 overall.
The Bearcats and LadyCats are peaking at the right time with post-season action coming up in February. The Mena teams will host the 4A-Region 7 Tournament February 11th through the 16th at the Union Bank Center. The top four teams in the girls and boys brackets advance to the regional tournament the following week. The regional tournament will also be hosted by Mena at the Union Bank Center.