The Acorn Tigers and Cossatot River Eagles competed in the Bearcat Invitational at Booneville last week. In the first round last Monday, both Acorn teams took on Waldron as Cossatot matched up with Ozark.

Lexi Powell led the Lady Tigers (8-3) with 19 points to a 48-40 win over Waldron (1-2) in the opening round. Sophie Jackson chipped in an additional 15 points. The Acorn boys (6-5) also played the Bulldogs (5-0) and were defeated 82-67. Matthew Chaney led the Tigers in scoring with 17 points Jacob Moore added 16 and Damian Bohlman 14.

For Cossatot, the Lady Eagles dropped their first round game to the Lady Hillbillies (5-0) 54-34. The Cossatot boys were also defeated by Ozark (2-2) 68-33.

On Wednesday, Acorn took the trip back to Booneville. The Lady Tigers squared up with Ozark in the second round, but fell by seventeen, 57-40. In a consolation game, the Acorn senior boys played Western Yell County (1-5) and came up with an 82-50 victory. Damian Bohlman scored a total of 37 points, as Matthew Chaney knocked in 22.

Both Cossatot teams competed again on Thursday in consolation games. The Lady Eagles defeated Prairie Grove (1-4) 58-24. Kayla Richardson led Cossatot with 16 points, while Sosha Richardson added 14 and Kortlyn McKee 13. Meanwhile, the Cossatot senior boys took on the Paris Eagles (0-5) and recorded their first win of the season by a score of 51-46.

Following Thanksgiving Break, Acorn and Cossatot will be back on the hardwood on December 3 as the Eagles travel to Foreman and the Tigers take the trip to Horatio.

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