Photos by Kevin Nagle
There was a close win and a close loss for the Bethel Middle School girls basketball teams on Saturday.
The Bryant Blue Lady Hornets seventh graders[more] eked out a 17-14 win over Little Rock Christian while the eighth grade squad suffered a 20-17 loss to the Lady Warriors.
The Bethel eighth grade team includes Annamarie Blair, Isabella Bluemmel, Julie Brazil, Nikki Clay, Haley Dellis, Brittany Kelley, Mercedes Dillard, Yessenia Gasper, Katelyn Giffin, Emily Henson, Allison Hughes, Jamie Jamison, Rylee Phillips, Sadie Powers, and Dominque West.
The seventh grade team is Emma Barnes, Bailey Boyles, Whitney Brown, Sarah Bullington, Amber Burt, Megan Curry, Monica Guyett, Anna Lowery, Jordan McKnight, Racheal Miller, Kara Moser, Annie Patton, Peyton Ramsey, Britney Sahlmann, Kendall Selig, Lilly Smith, Ashlyn Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, and Anna Turpin.
In the eighth grade game, the Lady Hornets fell behind 6-2 in the first quarter but held Little Rock Christian scoreless in the second quarter, enabling them to rally to tie it at the half. The Lady Warriors managed a 16-15 lead by the end of the third quarter and held on for the win.
Bryant Blue was led in scoring by Blummel’s 6 points. Hughes and Jamison added 4 points each with Jamison picking off nine rebounds. Clay added 2 points and Phillips 1 to go with six boards.
In the seventh grade game, Sahlmann led the scoring with 5 points. Lowery added 4, McKnight 3, Turpin and Taylor 2 each and Moser 1.
The Lady Hornets led 4-2 after a quarter and, just like the eighth grade game, the score was tied at 6 at the half. The Lady Warriors managed a 14-12 lead by the end of the third quarter before the Lady Hornets surged to victory down the stretch.
Both teams will return to action on Thursday at home against North Little Rock Lakewood. The seventh grade game will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by the eighth graders.