Leopard Nathan Hudson finds his path blocked by Haworth’s Stepfon Brown and John Ingram.


HAWORTH, Okla. — De Queen’s basketball season began Nov. 10 with a pair of wins at Haworth, Okla. Both were close; one went to overtime 

Senior girls

The Lady Leopards prevailed 52-47 in OT. 


Madison Runnels makes a save for De Queen in front of T. Randolph of Haworth. 

The lead see-sawed throughout the game with first quarter ending at 8-8. The Lady Lions led 21-18 at the half and 30-28 at the end of the third.

They were up by a point with time running out in the fourth. De Queen’s Madison Runnels hit a free throw with :45 left in regulation to tie the score at 40-40.

Haworth’s India Morris hit a pair at the line with 30 seconds to go. At :15 Sydney Casteel passed to Jera Cotten for a basket plus a free throw that gave De Queen a 43-42 lead, but C. Randolph hit a foul shot at :10 to force overtime.


Sydney Casteel gets past Haworth’s C. Randolph.

The turning point in the extra period came after each team had added a bucket. Belle Lindsay scored for a De Queen lead at 2:42. A Haworth miss turned into a fast break with Lindsey scoring again to make it 49-45.

Haworth’s next possession proved fruitless, and the Lady Leopards ran the clock down to :46 when Casteel was fouled and sank both attempts for a 51-45 lead.

D. McGough got the home team’s final points with :38 left. At :14 Cotten made a free throw for De Queen’s last score.

Cotten led the Lady Leopard scoring with 14 points. Lindsey had nine points and Runnels eight.

Elise Dean and Casteel each contributed six points. Emily Garcia had two.

De Queen had 18 fouls and hit 17 of 29 free throws.

Morris had 15 points for Haworth. McGough had 14 and J. Randolph 13 before fouling out.

HHS had 25 fouls and sank 17 of 27 at the line.

Senior Boys

The Leopards withstood a late challenge to win the boys contest 71-68.


Will Dykes of De Queen hits a trey at Haworth.

After De Queen led 18-16 at the close of the opening period, the Lions moved in front 34-33 by the half. The Leopards moved back in front by 54-52 to start the fourth quarter.

Haworth scored six of the first seven points of the fourth to regain the lead at 57-55. The Leopards’ lone point was a free throw by Nathan Patterson.

With 4:15 to play, Will Dykes was fouled while scoring, then hit a free throw to put De Queen up 58-57.

Dykes scored the game’s next six points. His basket at 2:02 put the Leopard up by 10 at 67-57.

Haworth hit two threes in the final two minutes. The second by Brett Clark made it 71-68 with a second left. After a Lion timeout, Cooper Young made the Leopards’ last point with a free throw.

De Queen hit 12 of 25 foul shots and committed 20 fouls.

Dykes led all scorers with 30 points, including a pair of treys.

Young scored 17 points with two threes. Patterson had 11 points with two treys as well. Nathan Hudson scored six points, Manny Hernandez five and Monroe Barnett two.

Haworth had 25 fouls and sank 17 of 27 at the line.

Connor Garcia had 20 points, Clark 18, Stepfon Brown 17 and John Ingram 14.

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