The Mena senior teams traveled to De Queen Thursday night for conference action heard live on KQOR 105.3. The Bearcats pulled out a thrilling 43-41 victory, while the LadyCats fell to the Lady Leopards in the opening contest 42-28.
David Grenier, The Comfort Center Player of the Game, poured in 30 points to lead the Bearcats. Grenier was 12 of 14 from the charity stripe, including eight straight free throws down the stretch to seal the win. Marc Wilson added eight for Mena as the Bearcats improved to 2-6 in league play and 5-13 overall.
The LadyCats led by as many as seven points in the first half and took a 17-13 lead into the locker room at half. But the Lady Leopards, who are undefeated in conference play, roared back in the second half to pull away for the 42-28 win. Gracie Lyle, The Comfort Center Player of the Game, paced Mena with 10 points. The LadyCats are 5-3 in conference play and 10-11 overall.