Friday, Mountainburg came to Lavaca in hopes of upsetting the Arrows Homecoming. Mountainburg was coming off a big win against Danville earlier in the week. Lavaca had also come off a big win against Danville for the top spot in conference. This was to be a great matchup. The Dragons were fast and moved the ball well inside and out. Their three point shooting was spot on and kept the game close. However, the Golden Arrows showed why the are undefeated in conference and ranked high in the state.
The Arrows were very well balanced on the offensive glass. They had five players hit double digit scoring. Defensively, The Arrows made adjustments to slow down the Mountainburg attack. Coach Reed was pleased with the performance of his team saying this, “I am proud of our ability to finish in the 4th. We executed late game situations well. Mark did a good job tonight being a vocal leader and slowing down their hot shooter in the 2nd half. We have to be balanced and tonight our stats show that.” Point leaders last night were as follows: Jordan and Matt had 13 and 12, while Mark, Andrew, and Cayden each had 10. The Arrows hold court for Homecoming, winning 59-51.
Then it was the girls turn. The Lady Arrows were coming off of their first conference loss of the year to Danville. It was vital that the Lady Arrows win and keep pace with Danville leading up to their rematch. The Lady Arrows were, in fact able to rebound. Hope Headley, the Homecoming Queen turned “Ice Queen” hitting five threes to lead her team to a 57-53 victory.
The Lady Arrows also had a well balance attack with four in double digits. Hope Headley had 19, Avery Green had 14, BethAnn May added another 11, and Sierra Lamb put up 10. Coach Wyles was happy with the Ladies production but sees room for improvement as well. He had this to say, I thought we played well offensively tonight, but I wasn’t happy with our defense or our rebounding. These are areas we have to get fixed going forward. Free throws also hurt us tonight. I felt like we were fortunate to come away with a win. We’ll get these things fixed and be ready for Magazine next Tuesday.”