Cooper Young

Cooper Young of De Queen takes a shot against Bauxite.

It was a week full of basketball for De Queen. The Leopards played their last three regular season games and started the 7AAAA tournament.

De Queen at Bauxite

On Feb. 11 for the second consecutive day, the De Queen and Bauxite senior basketball teams faced each other, this time on the Miners’ court. The winners were the same.

Senior Girls

After winning by 10 on Wednesday, the Lady Leopards won by 20 on Thursday. The final was 56-36.

Bauxite used a triangle and two defense, playing man to man on De Queen’s leading scorers Belle Lindsey and Allison Dockins.

Sydney Casteel and Lorel Morphew sank four 3-pointers. Each hit two treys in the first period. Jera Cotten added a pair of short baskets, and the Lady Leopards were off to a 16-8 lead.

Casteel connected on two more threes in the second period which ended with De Queen leading 33-17. Morphew hit a third trey in the third as the gap grew to 48-25 and a fourth trey in the fourth.

Casteel and Morphew each scored 14 points. Cotten finished with 10. Lindsey had seven and Emily Garcia three. Dockins and Elise Dean each added two.

De Queen had eight fouls and made four of six free throws. Bauxite had 10 fouls and sank seven of 13 at the line.

Abby Bean and Robinson led BHS with eight points each.

Senior Boys

The Miners made a break in the second period and won the senior boys contest 65-50.

BHS led 15-13 at the end of the first quarter in which Jesse Parker scored six points. A 15-5 run in the second gave the Miners a 30-18 halftime lead.

In the third Manny Hernandez and Nathan Patterson each scored five points as the Leopards got within 41-36 by the period’s end. The home team went on a 24-14 run to end the game.

Cooper Young hit a trio of treys and scored 15 points for De Queen. Hernandez had 13. Parker scored nine and Patterson seven. Max Pinkerton hit a 3-pointer. Monroe Barnett had two points and Payne Thornton one.

The Leopards committed 13 fouls and sank 11 of 18 free throws. The Miners had 15 fouls and went nine of 17 at the line.

Bauxite at De Queen

De Queen spilt wins with visiting Bauxite Feb. 10.

Senior Girls

In what was the Lady Leopards’ best defensive effort to date, De Queen took the girls game 43-33.

Allison Dockins hit a quick 3-pointer to start the scoring. DHS led 12-11 at the end of the first. Dockins hit another trey and scored five points in the second as De Queen began to pull away and led 19-14 at the break.

The Lady Leopards limited the visitors to nine points in the third while scoring 16 themselves for a 35-23 lead to start the fourth.

The last period began with Bauxite’s Abby Bean hitting back to back baskets. Bethany Harrell hit a 3-pointer to cut the gap to 37-30 with 4:10 on the clock. BHS did not score again until Bean hit a pair of free throws with 1:16 left.

After Bauxite’s trey, Belle Lindsey made a free throw then Sydney Casteel made a layup that moved the lead to 40-30.

With time running out, the visitors fouled seven times in the period. De Queen made six of 11 free throws to keep the lead.

Dockins had four treys and 20 points for the Lady Leopards. Lindsey finished the game with 15 points. Jera Cotten added four. Madison Runnels and Casteel each had two.

De Queen had a dozen fouls and made 11 of 24 at the foul line.

Bean scored 15 for BHS which had 16 fouls and converted eight of 11 foul shots.

Senior Boys

The Leopard led early and stayed close for three periods before falling 62-46.

Four Leopards scored in the initial quarter as De Queen took a 15-12 lead. The Miners went ahead by 30-26 at the half and 42-38 at the end of the third.

Jesse Parker and Nathan Patterson each scored 14 points for De Queen. Cooper Young had eight points. Monroe Barnett and Manny Hernandez each added four.

De Queen had 12 fouls and made 11 of 15 at the foul line. The Miners had 15 fouls and sank six of 10 free throws.

Mena at De Queen

Kicking off the week, De Queen hosted Mena for senior games Feb. 8.

Senior Boys

Mena took the senior boys contest 62-55 with a second half surge. The Leopards started fast with 25 points in the first period for a 10 point lead. With Jesse Parker putting in 10 points in the second quarter, De Queen’s lead grew to 39-25 at the half. The Bearcats outscored De Queen 14-4 in the third period and trailed 43-39 to start the final quarter.

Parker led the Leopards with 19 points. Manny Hernandez scored 14 and Nathan Patterson 12. Monroe Barnett and Cooper Young each hit a pair of treys for six points.

De Queen had 20 fouls and converted 10 of 15 free throws.

The visitors had 14 fouls and sank 14 of 22 at the line. Mena’s Powell scored 18 points.

Senior Girls

Mena’s girls took an early lead and cruised to a 63-43 decision. Quarter scores were 15-8, 34-18 and 47-33.

Belle Lindsey scored 17 points for De Queen. Allison Dockins scored 10. Jera Cotten and Sydney Casteel each had seven and Madison Runnels two.

The Lady Leopards hit five of eight foul shots and committed 14 infractions.

Mena had 11 fouls and made 12 of 19 free throws. Madi Lyle scored 15 for MHS.

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