BY EASTON LEONARD –
The Prescott Curly Wolves traveled to the Union Bank Center Friday night, February 3rd, to take on the Mena Bearcats.
Mena started off strong in the first quarter on an 11-2 run before the Curly Wolves called a timeout with 4:55 left in the quarter. The Bearcats were up by as many as 13 points in the first before the quarter came to an end with the score 21-10 in favor of Mena. Both teams went back and forth in the second quarter, as Prescott narrowed the Bearcats lead to eight at halftime with the score 33-25.
Cross Hughes led Mena with 15 points at halftime, while number twenty-three led the Curly Wolves with 9 points.
Prescott’s head coach was ejected early in the third quarter after two straight technical fouls, but Mena outscored the Curly Wolves 12-10, to make the score 45-35 going into the final quarter of play. The Curly Wolves started off the fourth on a 6-2 run, forcing Mena to call a timeout with 6:29 left in the game. With just 2:20 left in the fourth, Prescott had narrowed the Bearcats lead down to three points with the score 49-46. Blake Seals was fouled on the next play and made two consecutive free throws, to make the score 51-46 with 2:06 left in the game. Prescott was fouled on their next possession. Number one made his first free throw, however, he missed his second, but the Curly Wolves rebounded the miss and scored an easy layup, to make the score 51-49 with 1:30 left in the game. Prescott was unable to get any closer in the remaining minute, as the Bearcats held on to their lead to win the game 58-51.
Number four led Prescott with 14 points, as number twenty-three added on 11 of his own, number eleven 10, number five 7, number twenty-four 6, and number one 3.
Cross Hughes led the Bearcats with 25 points, while Connor Harvey scored 14, Blake Seals and Darius Simms 6, Carson Cannon 3, and Zeb Wilson and Austin Wagner 2.
The Bearcats also defeated the Nashville Scrappers this past week by a score of 61-60, and were defeated by Robinson 53-78.