The Mena Jr. Girls basketball team was back on the hardwood on Tuesday night against Arkadelphia. With three regular season games left on the schedule, the Jr. Ladycats currently sit with a 15-3 record.
Early on in the season, the young ladies from Mena had to adjust to a new style of play, with a new head coach taking over the team. Coach Goss emphasized defense early on, and her team has certainly adapted well.
Mena’s junior girls started the season 2-2 after their first four games, but have since been on a 13-1 run. Since the middle of November, the Jr. Ladycats have lost only to 6A Bryant in the Kameron Hale Invitational Tournament.
Last Monday night, the Jr. Ladycats showcased their phenomenal defense against Bauxite, holding the Jr. Lady Miners to only 5 points in the first half. While Mena did travel 5-3 at intermission, the Jr. Ladycats prevailed to win the ballgame 19-16.
Moving on to Thursday of last week at Nashville, the Jr. Ladycats completed the season sweep of the Jr. Scrapperettes with a 30-20 victory. Emily Leonard led Mena with 10 points and 8 rebounds. Earlier in the season, Mena hosted the Nashville Jr. Girls and won the contest 42-33, behind 14 points from both Madi Lyle and Keira Hall.
Most recently against the Arkadelphia Jr. Lady Bagders, the Jr. Ladycats had no problem coming away with a 41-24 win. Keira Hall led the Jr. Ladycats with 18 points off of 5 three-pointer’s.
The Jr. Ladycats will be back in action next Monday, January 27, at Malvern.
If you haven’t had a chance to watch the Jr. Ladycats so far this season, you are definitely missing out. Coach Goss loves the effort her team gives game in and game out.