BY EASTON LEONARD –
Mena took on the Genoa Central Dragons on Senior Night Friday, February 10th, at the Union Bank Center.
The Bearcats set the tone early in the game, as Mena outscored the Dragons 17-5 in the opening quarter of play. Genoa Central couldn’t stop the Bearcats in the second quarter either, as they allowed Mena to score twenty-seven points to their four points. This gave Mena a thirty-five point, 44-9, lead at halftime.
Allen, number twenty-two, led the Dragons with 4 points at the half, while Cross Hughes led Mena with 15 points.
Mena continued to play great on both sides of the ball in the third quarter as the Dragons were held to only six points, while the Bearcats scored fourteen. The Bearcats held a 43 point lead going into the final quarter of play, with the score 58-15. The Dragons outscored Mena 15-9 in the fourth quarter, but ultimately fell short by 37 points, as the Bearcats went home winners by a score of 67-30.
Woodle, number eleven, led Genoa Central with 11 total points in the game, as McCoy added on 5, Allen 4, Michaelis 3, Hughes and Cole 2, and Cobb and Brigham 1 point.
Cross Hughes led Mena with 15 points, Connor Harvey and Zeb Wilson scored 6 of their own, Blake Seals and Darius Simms 5, Carson Cannon, Ty Cole, Brock Strother, and Austin Wagner 4, Nick Myers and Marc Wilson 3, and Aaron Thornsberry, number thirty-four, Jonathan Gunn and Zane Stephens 2.
Genoa Central defeated the Mena Ladycats by a score of 57-31 on Senior Night as well.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF ANDY PHILPOT