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Senators Put An End To Bearcats Season


On Monday night, February 12th, the Mena Bearcat senior boys basketball team traveled to Joe T. Robinson, to take on the hosting Senators, in the first round of the 7-4A Conference Basketball Tournament.

The Bearcats kept Robinson fairly close in the opening quarter, as the Senators outscored Mena by only five, 13-8. Both teams played tight in the second, as Robinson just narrowly outscoring the Bearcats 15-14, to take a six point, 28-22, lead into halftime.

Harris led Robinson with 7 points at the half, while Blake Seals led the Bearcats with 12 points.

Mena outscored the Senators 12-11 in the third quarter, to shorten Robinson’s lead to five, 39-34, going into the fourth. In the fourth and final quarter of play, the Senators absolutely ran away with the game, outscoring Mena 23-12, to win by sixteen, and make the final score 62-46.

The Robinson Senators were led in scoring by Harris with 13 points, as Porter scored 11 points, McGraw 10 points, C. Bush 9 points, Kelley 8 points, Johnson 7 points, and Tombs and J. Bush 2 points each.

Connor Harvey led the Mena Bearcats with 21 points on the night, while Blake Seals added on 19 points of his own, Brock Strother 4 points, and Daniel Davis 2 points.

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