After a short Thanksgiving break, area basketball teams are back on the hardwood. On Tuesday evening, all three local schools were in competition. Mena hosted Waldron, as Acorn traveled to Horatio and Cossatot to Foreman.
At Mena, the Jr. Bearcats opened play with a tough 51-39 loss. Moving on to senior high action, the Ladycats (3-2) started slow, but went on to win by thirteen, 52-39. Hannah Stockton led the Ladycats with 12 points.
Emily Wagner and Paige Evans both chipped in 7 points a piece for Mena, while Gracie Lyle knocked in 6.
In Boys action at Mena, the Waldron Bulldogs ran away with the game and defeated the Bearcats (1-1) by a score of 61-24.
At Horatio, the Lady Tigers (9-3) won their contest by twenty-three, 75-52, over the Lady Lions. Acorn also took home a win from the boys game, as the Tigers (7-5) defeated Horatio 69-54.
Another local team took care of business as well, as the Cossatot River Lady Eagles (6-4) were victorious with a 59-28 win over the Foreman Lady Gators. A score was not reported for the boys contest between Cossatot and Foreman.
Acorn is set to travel to Magazine on Thursday, before hosting Gurdon on Friday, December 6.
Also on Friday, the Cossatot Eagles will host Murfreesboro. Next week, the Eagles will be competing in the Nashville Sr High Basketball Tournament.
Both the Mena boys and girls will be back in action on Friday and Saturday in the first annual Bucks Classic.