BY EASTON LEONARD –
The Cossatot Eagles traveled to Mena last Friday to take on the Bearcats at the Union Bank Center.
After a back-and-forth first eight minutes, the Bearcats held onto a 12-10 lead going into the second quarter. The Eagles of Cossatot outscored the Bearcats 19-11 in the second quarter, making the score 29-23, in favor of the Eagles going into halftime.
The Bearcats came out of halftime on an 8-0 run, causing Cossatot to call a timeout with 5:08 left in the third quarter and the score 31-29 Mena. Mena continued their strong third quarter, outscoring the Eagles 16-7, making the score 39-36 going into the final quarter of play. With 1:15 left in the fourth quarter, Cossatot called a timeout leading by one point, 52-51. After a few free throws, Mena was unable to catch up to the Eagles, making the final score 55-53 Cossatot.
Connor Harvey led the Bearcats in scoring with 11 points, while Cross Hughes and Carson Cannon both added 9 points a piece.