Another last-second shot fells Bryant Blue eighth-grade boys

CABOT — For the second game in a row, the Bryant Blue Hornets eighth grade team of Bethel Middle School suffered a gut-wrenching loss on a last-second shot. After a long 3-pointer by Little Rock Christian provided the difference on Saturday, a buzzer-beater[more] by Cabot South’s eighth-grade team resulted in a 30-28 loss for the Hornets on Monday.

The team includes Jake Acord, Austin Green, Ryan Hall, Jason Hastings, Brushawn Hunter, Andrew Kincaid, Blaine Knight, Brian Tackett, Paul Tierney, Brandon Warner, John Winn, Mark Winn, Dylan Wolfe and Brendan Young.

“We had chances down the stretch to win and could not convert,” said Hornets coach Derek McGrew.

The Hornets trailed the Panthers 11-10 after a quarter but pulled ahead 16-13 before the end of the half. Bryant Blue led 25-22 going into the fourth quarter.

John Winn paced the Hornets with 12 points. Warner added 8, Hastings 5 and Mark Winn 3.

Now 6-5, the Blue Hornets host Cabot North tonight.

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