De Queen’s home basketball season got started with two wins over Eagletown, Okla. One was close; one wasn’t.
For the second time in two games, the Leopards won a close one, downing the Eagles 69-62.
De Queen started slowly and trailed 23-11 at the end of the first. They cut the gap to 32-28 by the half and then led 49-48 to start the fourth.
The count was knotted at 57 all when Nathan Patterson scored to put the Leopards in front with 3:20 in the game.
A trey by Gunner Farley gave the Eagles a 60-59 edge 17 seconds later.
With 2:14 remaining, Will Dykes hit two at the foul line for the Leopards.
Brock Patterson scored on a break at 1:43. A Dykes basket upped the lead to 65-60 with 1:20 left. Cooper Young scored on a long pass for a seven point advantage before Keeton Lasker put in the Eagles’ last points with :24 to go. Dykes hit two free throws for the final points with :16 left.
Dykes finished the game with 35 points with one trey and 12 of 15 free throws.
Young tallied 11 points. Nathan Patterson had eight, Nathan Hudson six, Manny Hernandez five, Brock Patterson two and Monroe Barnett two.
The Leopards made 13 of 19 foul shots and committed 14 fouls.
Trent Short hit three 3-pointers and finished with 23 points for the Eagles.
Caleb Lenard had six treys and 19 points for the visitors. Lasker added eight, Farley seven, Jesse Hill two, Ronny Steele two and Bo Madison one.
The Eagles had 16 infractions and made four of 11 at the line.
The Lady Leopards overwhelmed the visitors 58-23 after a 24-4 first quarter. The halftime score was 40-13 and the third period tally 50-21.
Belle Lindsey scored 13 points in the opening period and 15 for the game.
Madison Runnels and Lorel Morphew each had eight points.
Ezra Denson scored seven and Allison Dockens six. Emily Garcia tallied four. Lanie Hibbs and Elise Dean had three each. Angela Brown and Jera Cotten each had two. De Queen had 18 fouls and made 16 of 31 foul shots.
For Eagletown Kristen Robb scored six points, Candace Lesperance five, Jaden Lane four, Raelee Churchwell three and Stormie Lane three.
The visitors made eight of 16 free throws and committed 20 fouls.