The Bryant Blue Hornets seventh grade team from Bethel Middle School opened the 2010-11 basketball season Monday night,[more] absorbing a 28-18 loss to Morrilton.
In a B game, Morrilton eked out a 14-13 win.
In the A game, the Hornets fell behind 6-2 in the first quarter. Morrilton held a 16-10 edge at the half and was up 23-14 going into the fourth quarter.
Logan Allen, Gunnar Burks, Blake Carnahan, Drew Carnahan, Drew Castleberry, Daniel Darbonne, Tanner Ezell, Alex Falco, Nic Feeko, Lawson Fincher, Jordan Gentry, Nic Hardin, Devin Howard, Aaron Orender, Jacob Pipken, Grayson Ruple and Ethan Southard.
Jordan Gentry led Bryant Blue with 7 points. Logan Allen and Tanner Ezell finished with 4. Devin Howard added 2 and Gunnar Burks 1.
“I was pleased with our performance,” stated Hornets coach Derek McGrew. “I felt we played hard and tried to do what I asked. We had several breakdowns defensively and that was to be expected early in the year. We’ll go back to practice to get ready for Bryant (White) next week.”
In the B game, Aaron Orender led the way with 9 points. Blake Carnahan and Drew Carnahan each pitched in with 2.
Bryant Blue hosts Bryant White on Monday, Nov. 22.