Bethel girls dismiss Anthony School at Episcopal tourney

Anna Turpin (33), Kailey Nagle and Annie Patton (34) battle for a rebound. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)Photos by Kevin Nagle

LITTLE ROCK — Brittney Sahlmann pumped in 16 points, hauled down 15 rebounds and made six[more] steals to lead the Bryant Blue Lady Hornets eighth grade team of Bethel Middle School to a 39-26 win over the Anthony School Lady Panthers Tuesday night.

Brittney Sahlmann launches a jumper. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

The game was the opener for both teams in the Wildcat Shootout at Episcopal Collegiate of Little Rock. The Lady Hornets continue pool play on Thursday at 5 p.m., against E-Stem.

“(Sahlmann) played a great game for us on both ends of the floor,” acknowledged Lady Hornets head coach Rhonda Hall.

Bethel held a 9-8 edge after a quarter but surged to a 19-10 lead by halftime. A strong third quarter extended the margin to 32-15.

Jordan Knight added 6 points with a pair of steals for the Lady Hornets. Annie Patton had 4. Rachel Miller and Ashlan Taylor contributed 3 points each. Annah Lowery, Ann Turpin and Kailey Nagle pitched in with 2 each with Peyton Ramsey contributing a free throw.

Patton led with five rebounds. Turpin had three. Nagle led the team with four steals.

Jordan McKnight (20) shoots over a defender. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)
Rachael Miller (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

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