The Mena Ladycats are on a three-game winning streak as of late, as the Acorn vs. Cossatot matchup on February 4th gets closer and closer.
Last Thursday, Cossatot River hosted the Mount Ida Lions. In the senior girls contest, the Lady Eagles dominated 61-23, before the Cossatot senior boys took a close 51-46 loss.
On a big Friday night of basketball action, Acorn hosted Dierks as Mena traveled to Hope. At Acorn, the Lady Tigers took down the Lady Outlaws 75-46, before the exact opposite happened in the boys game. The Dierks senior boys crushed the Tigers 76-45.
Down the road at Hope, the Mena Ladycats continued their winning ways with a 41-26 victory. The Mena senior boys picked up conference win number one with a 35-29 defeat of the Bobcats.
The Mena Jr. High teams were in action on Monday afternoon at Malvern. As usual, the Jr. Ladycats took care of business with a 50-28 win, before the Jr. Bearcats won in overtime 49-48.
On an action packed Tuesday night, all three local schools were in action on the hardwood. At Foreman, the Acorn Lady Tigers (22-4, 11-0) won by fifty-seven points, 77-20. However, in the senior boys contest the Tigers (17-8, 9-2) lost at the buzzer 68-66.
At the Union Bank Center on Tuesday, Mena hosted the Malvern Leopards. Coach Scott Wright and his Ladycats (10-10, 5-2) came away with a 52-36 victory. Grayson Fairless led the Ladycats with 14 points. In the senior boys game, the Bearcats (4-13, 1-6) led the entire ballgame, but fell behind in the last minute, leading to a 52-49 loss.
Also on Tuesday night, the Cossatot Eagles traveled to Horatio. Coach Timms’ Lady Eagles (17-8, 8-2) defeated the Lady Lions 59-30. In the finale of the night, the Cossatot senior boys (3-21, 2-8) lost by three points, 45-42.
Both Mena and Cossatot will be back in action on Thursday evening, as the Eagles travel to Mount Ida and the Bearcats travel to De Queen.
On Friday, Acorn is set to host Murfreesboro, while Cossatot River hosts Gurdon.
Next Tuesday, Mena is scheduled to take on De Queen at the Union Bank Center, as Cossatot and Acorn compete down south for round number three of the in-county contest.