NASHVILLE — Meeting as conference rivals for the first time in seven years, each team claimed a win when the Leopards and Scrappers clashed Dec. 18 at Nashville.
De Queen took the senior girls game 62-44.
Nashville scored first and was leading 4-3 when Maddie Martin hit a three-pointer to put the Lady Leopards in front to stay. Martin hit another trey and scored eight points in the opening period as De Queen began to open up a gap.
It was 14-9 when Josie Burke scored her first points of the season after being out with an injury. Martin followed with a bucket that gave the Lady Leopards an 18-9 lead at the quarter’s conclusion.
Nashville’s most productive period was 16 points in the second with Macy Morris accounting for six of them. Ashlyn Chambers hit a pair of treys and Kennedy Winship added five points for De Queen for a 33-25 advantage at the half.
Nashville got the first two baskets of the half to get within 33-29 at the 5:29 mark. The remainder of the quarter was all De Queen. Ashley Dykes hit four treys to help build a 50-38 advantage by the start of the fourth.
Tatyana Tramble bagged a three and tallied five points as the Lady Leopards outscored their hosts 12-8 in the final period.
Dykes led all scorers with 17 points. Burke finished with 13. Martin had 11. Winship and Chambers each scored eight and Tramble five.
The Lady Leopards committed 10 fouls and converted 12 of 16 attempts at the foul line.
Morris and Lashonna Cooper each finished with a dozen points for Nashville while Potter had 11.
The Scrapperettes had 12 fouls and hit seven of 11 free throws.
In the senior boys Nashville prevailed 66-46 in a contest that was fairly close for three quarters.
The first period ended with the score at 11-11. Levester Gilliam scored 13 points in the second to help the Scrappers to a 27-20 halftime lead.
They were up 40-30 with 2:20 to go in the third when Davin Burgess hit a trey for the Leopards. Twenty seconds later Isaiah Williamson made two at the line to cut the lead to 40-35. However, Gilliam scored again followed by a bucket from Tristen Jamison for a 44-35 lead to close the quarter.
The Leopards lost contact when Nashville scored 10 unanswered points in the first two and a half minutes of the fourth period. De Queen trailed 52-35 before Will Athey scored with 5:22 left in the game.
Burgess led the Leopard scoring with 19 points including three treys. Isaiah Williamson and Logan Williams each added seven points. Athey had six, all in the fourth quarter. Weston Harp scored four before fouling out. Hayden Harp added three.
De Queen went 10 for 16 at the foul line and committed 19 infractions.
Gilliam scored 25 points and Jamison 19 for Nashville. The Scrappers had 13 fouls and made 17 of 27 free throws.