Ladycats start season with ‘W’

High School basketball action officially tipped off at Mena on Monday evening as the Ladycats hosted the Mountain Pine Lady Red Devils. 

The Ladycats began the game by outscoring Mountain Pine 12-2 in the first quarter. Grayson Fairless chipped in 4 first quarter points, as Mena nailed 2 three-pointer’s.

Moving on to the second quarter, the Ladycats continued to run away with the ballgame by holding the Lady Red Devils to zero points. At halftime, Mena led by twenty-one, 23-2.

Ally Wright and Andrea Maechler led the Ladycats with 5 points a piece at halftime, as Ramsey Monroe scored all 2 points for Mountain Pine.

In the third quarter, the Mena defense continued to hold strong as the Ladycats extended their lead to 39-5 heading into the fourth. The Lady Red Devils had their highest scoring quarter in the fourth and final, scoring 5 points, to Mena’s 9. The hometown Ladycats went on to win their season opener by thirty-eight points, 48-10.

Paige Evans led Mena in scoring on the night with 11 points total, while Grayson Fairless added on 8 points of own, Andrea Maechler 7 points, Gracie Lyle 6 points, Ally Wright 5 points, Emily Wagner and Hannah Stockton 4 points each, and Madison Blair 3 points. 

“I was extremely pleased with our effort,” said Head Ladycat Coach Scott Wright following his teams win. “We had some goals set, on defense especially, and I would give us and ‘A’ overall on our effort.”

Wright added, “We should have scored more, but that will come.”

Next up, the Ladycats will take on Caddo Hills in the first round of the Pulaski Robinson Invitational on Monday, November 18, at 5:00pm.

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