ASHDOWN — The Leopards and the Panthers each got a win when De Queen traveled to Ashdown Nov. 27 for the first senior high basketball games after the Thanksgiving break.
The lay-off did not seem to have much effect on the Lady Leopards. They took a 16 point lead in the first quarter and posted a 57-35 win with most of their points coming from three point range.
A half dozen treys in the first period put the Lady Leopards ahead to stay. Maddie Martin scored 11 points in the quarter including a trio of three-pointers. Tatyana Tramble, Ashley Dykes and Ashlyn Chambers all connected from the beyond the arch. The tally at the close of the first was 24-8.
Scoring slacked off in the second period. Dykes and Chambers each hit another trey, but De Queen added only 10 points while the home team put in nine, five from Aleya Hill.
Martin and Dykes each hit another three and scored five points in the third which ended with De Queen leading 48-28.
Martin bagged her fifth trey, and the team’s 11th, in the fourth quarter when De Queen had a 9-7 scoring edge.
Martin led all scorers with 21 points in the contest. Dykes had 12 and Chambers 11. Tramble finished with seven. Citlally Perez scored four and Ericka Grant two.
De Queen was eight of 12 from the foul line and committed 15 fouls.
Adaysia Thompson with 16 points and Kenya Wilson with 10 led the home team. Ashdown had 13 fouls and made five of 10 at the line.
Ashdown took the senior boys game 62-40.
The Panther defense controlled the game, denying De Queen high percentage shots and scoring off turnovers. Ashdown led 24-10 at the close of the first period, 41-16 at the half and 60-28 at the end of the third.
Davin Burgess led the Leopard offense with 15 points. All came from treys, including four of them in the fourth quarter.
Weston Harp struggled with the hands-on Ashdown defensive technique and managed 10 points. Will Athey scored eight, Isaiah Williamson four and Mack Carver three.
The Leopards had a dozen fouls and hit four of five free throws.
Lamar Wilkerson scored 23 points and Kaiden Hunter 22 for the Panthers. Ashdown had 10 fouls and made four of 10 at the line.