Bethel boys teams return from break with victories

Photos by Kevin Nagle

The Bryant Blue Hornets teams of Bethel Middle School made successful returns to competition on[more] Thursday against their respective counterparts from The Anthony School. In an eighth grade game, Bryant Blue rolled to a 36-14 victory while the seventh grade game went to the Hornets 37-16.

The eighth grade Hornets are now 6-4 going into a trip to Cabot North on Monday, Jan. 9. The seventh grade team improved to 7-2 going into its next game on Tuesday, Jan. 17, against Conway Carl Stuart. 

In Thursday’s eighth grade game, Bethel build a 5-1 lead in the first quarter but only led 12-6 at the half. The Hornets then outscored the visitors 14-0 in the third quarter to take control of the game.

Evan Lee paced the scoring for Bryant Blue with 9 points. Logan Allen had 8, Jordan Gentry 6 and Gunnar Burks 5. Drew Castleberry and Greyson Ruple finished with 3 apiece.

In the seventh grade game, Bethel’s Desmond Duckworth finished with 10 points. Caylin Allen had 9 with Derrick Blake, Caleb Dorsey and Josh Bonner contributing 4 apiece. Chase Kincaid had 3, Jeffery Hastings 2 and Blake Pennington 1.

The Hornets broke out to an 8-3 lead then pushed it out to 22-9 by halftime. It was 28-12 going into the fourth quarter.

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