Bethel girls advance to finals at Anthony School tourney

LITTLE ROCK — Mary Catherine Selig poured in 16 points and eight different players added to the scoring as the Bryant Blue Lady Hornets seventh grade team of Bethel Middle School eased to a 51-11 win over Arkansas Baptist’s Lady Eagles in the first round of a tournament hosted by The Anthony School on Tuesday night.

The Lady Hornets will take on the host team for the championship of the tourney on Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

“The girls played really hard and were able to get a lot of steals for easy baskets,” noted Lady Hornets coach Rhonda Hall. “That led to our large margin of victory.”

Bethel ran out to an 18-1 lead by the end of the first quarter and held a 26-9 advantage at the half. It was 48-11 going into the fourth quarter.

Rachel Studdard added 8 points, Lauren Burnett and Ashlyn Thompson had 6 each. Megan Lee, Ellen Barnes and Allysa Fason contributed 4 apiece with Kenya Rideout finished with 3.

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