The Crossett Eagles and the Lady Eagles both lost in close matches to Warren last week.

The Crossett Eagles are 2-3 in conference play and sitting in fourth place. The Lady Eagles are 3-2 and currently in third place.

Crossett Coach Dominic Lincoln said it was a tough loss on the road 56-49, saying the team let the game slip away.

“Warren is really good, but we couldn’t get out of our own way all night,” Lincoln said. “We had 20 turnovers and that’s going to beat you every time.”

Derrick Luckey led the offense with 24 total points. James Hampton came in behind him with 12 points and six rebounds.

Lincoln said Jackson Moore scored three points and had five assists as well.

The Lady Eagles lost 48-42. Coach Shanae Govan said the matchup was an intense game.

The Lady Eagles led for most of the night, but Govan said they struggled in the last three minutes.

“Where we struggled was in the last three minutes when we got in foul trouble and them to the line,” she said.

“Warren is a great basketball team, and we are too so I knew it would come down to the end.”

Jada Cooks led the offense with 19 points. Jaylynn Hampton scored 10 and Anaya Jones snagged seven rebounds.

“We missed a few key shots that we usually make, but we played through adversity,” Govan said.

“I like where we are right now and look forward to it only getting better. It was a tough loss, but we will bounce back.”

Both teams had Friday night off and played at home on Tuesday night.

They hosted the Star City Bulldogs, but results were not available at press time.

The basketball teams will host the Monticello Billies on Friday night.

The Monticello Billies are 15-5 overall and 5-1 in conference play. They are currently ranked No. 2 in the 4A Region 8 conference behind the Magnolia Panthers.

The Eagles played Monticello on the road earlier this month and lost 68-41.

The Lady Eagles played the Lady Billies on the road earlier this month and beat them 58-20.

Star City is currently ranked first in the 4A-Region girls basketball conference with Warren in second place and the Crossett Lady Eagles currently in the third.

On Friday, the junior high girls will tip off at 4:30 p.m. followed by the junior high boys, senior girls and senior boys.

The junior high girls are currently 3-1 and in second place in the conference.

Govan and Dominic said they were both excited to announce that the Eagles would be hosting the 2020-4-A South Basketball Regional tournament next month.

The tournament will be held in the new Crossett Arena the weekend of Feb. 15.

There are only five games left to play before the regional tournament.

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