BY JIM PINSON –
Friday night, the Cossatot River Eagles and Lady Eagles claimed non-conference victories over the DeQueen Leopards and Lady Leopards.
The Lady Eagles claimed a 55-41 victory over the Lady Leopards and improved to 5-1 on the season.
All five starters scored for the Lady Eagles. They were led by junior Reagan Richardson with 21 points and sophomore Ashlen Gonzales with 15. Junior Jacie Wilkerson and sophomore Rhyen Martin contributed 7 each and junior Harley Dering scored 5 points, all in the second half.
Cossatot River jumped out to a 19-2 lead in the first period, but only had a 10-point lead at the half.
In the second half, DeQueen cut the lead to 3, but a technical foul on DeQueen Coach Jason Barker resulted in a 8 point swing and the Lady Eagles soared to a 14-point win.
The Lady Leopards were led in scoring by senior Hanna Murry with 18 points.
In the boys contest, Cossatot River defeated De Queen 58-25 and improved to 5-1 on the season.
Cossatot River led 16-4 after the first period and extended that lead to 37-11 at the half.
Senior Trevon Broach led all scorers with 19 points and Cody Baker contributed 15. Junior Brayden Smith came off the bench to add 5.
The Leopards leading scorer was sophomore Malik Beasley with 8 points.