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Mena splits with Nashville, Feb. 5th

The Mena Bearcats claimed a share the 4A-Region 7 title Tuesday night at the Union Bank Center with a 62-50 victory over Nashville in action heard live on KQOR 105.3.
With the win, the Bearcats will be the top seed in the conference tournament next week and automatically qualify for the regional tournament the following week. Mena will be hosting both the conference and regional tournaments at the Union Bank Center.
Nashville led 27-25 at the half. But the Bearcats outscored the Scrappers 17-7 in the third quarter and 20-16 in the final quarter to win by 12 at 62-50.
Connor Harvey led Mena with 18. Nick Myers and Zane Stephens scored 12 each. Daniel Davis added nine.
Afterward, “The Voice of the Bearcats” Phillip Wilson visited on the air with Nick Myers as the Player of the Game. Besides scoring 12 points, Myers played great defense and rebounded well. “It feels awesome to be conference champs. And it’s great that we’re going to regionals too”, Myers said.
The Bearcats improved to 18-6 on the year, and 9-2 in the league.
In the senior girls contest, Nashville defeated the LadyCats 38-33. It was a defensive struggle in the first half as the Scrapperettes led by only 11-9 at the half. Nashville outscored Mena 19-12 in the third quarter to seize command. The LadyCats pulled to within three points in the final minute, but couldn’t get over the hump.

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