The Bryant Blue Hornets eighth grade team of Bryant Junior High outscored the White Hall Bulldogs 10-5 in the second quarter to forge a 21-17 lead at halftime then held on in the second half for a 39-34 victory on Tuesday at the Bethel Middle School gym.
Cairon Allen pumped in 19 points including 8 in the fourth quarter to help the Hornets hold off a Bulldogs’ rally.
Layton Baugh scored 6 points while Gideon Motes and Cason Trickey added 4 each. L.C. Pitts, Andrew Karp and Tyler McCormick each scored 2.
“I thought we played sloppy at times and we were having a bit of trouble with the new basketballs that we are using this year,” said Hornets coach Steve Wilson. “But the kids fought hard and we were able to pull out a win.”
White Hall led the game 12-11 at the end of the first quarter. After forging a lead by halftime, the Hornets maintained in the second half. It was 29-25 by the end of the third quarter.
Bryant Blue won’t return to competition until after the Thanksgiving break. On Dec. 2, they’ll host Cabot North.