De Queen’s girls and Nashville’s boys claimed wins in the latest installment of the ancient rivalry.
There was no big scoring spree in the senior girls game. The Lady Leopards slowly and methodically built a massive lead and won 56-31.
De Queen scored inside -- six points from Josie Burke -- and outside -- two three pointers from Ashley Dykes -- in the first quarter. The home team had a 16-6 lead to begin the second.
Dykes hit two more treys in the second period when the Lady Leopards added 13 points to their total. With Ericka Bretado scoring a half dozen, Nashville put in 11 points in the quarter and trailed at the half by 29-17.
The margin had grown to 44-23 by the end of the third when Ashlyn Chambers hit two treys and Maddie Martin one.
Dykes and Burke each totaled 17 points in the game. Chambers had a dozen. Martin added six, Tatyana Tramble two and Kennedy Winship two.
Raley Potter had nine and Bretado six for Nashville.
De Queen sank four of seven free throws and committed 17 fouls. Nashville had 14 fouls and made nine of 16 free throws.
After falling behind early, the De Queen boys closed the gap several times, but could not take the lead. A final surge gave Nashville a 71-57 win the boys game.
The opening period was a three point contest. Davin Burgess hit two treys for the Leopards, but Tristan Jamison had two and C. Scoggins one for the visitors who took a 20-13 lead.
Burgess added another five points in the second as did Weston Harp, but Nashville upped its advantage to 34-25 by the half.
Each team added 16 in the third. Burgess bagged two more treys. Weston Harp added five points. Hayden Harp hit a three pointer.
The fourth quarter began with Nashville up 50-41. A bucket by Hayden Harp cut the lead to seven. After two free throws by Jamison, Burgess hit a three pointer to get the Leopards to within 52-46 with 6:25 to go. However Jamison scored again to start a final Scrapper surge.
Burgess sank seven three pointers and amassed 28 points in the game. Weston Harp had 18. Hayden Harp scored seven. Kade Martin and Logan Williamson each added two.
Jamison had 23 for Nashville, 17 in the fourth quarter. D. Witherspoon put in 18. Dalton Brown had 11 and Scoggins 10.
The Leopards made 11 of 17 at the foul line and committed 14 fouls. Nashville had 17 fouls and made 15 of 24 free throws.