Bryant Blue girls edged by Anthony in eighth grade opener

Photos by Kevin Nagle

LITTLE ROCK — The Bryant Blue Lady Hornets eighth grade basketball team of Bethel Middle School opened the[more] 2011-12 season Thursday night with a heartbreaking 22-21 loss to the Anthony School Lady Panthers.

Kara Moser (12) deflects a pass. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

Bryant Blue led 8-7 after a quarter and 11-9 at the half. But Anthony put together an 8-2 surge in the third quarter to build a 17-13 lead then held on for the win at the end.

Brittany Sahlmann led the Lady Hornets with 6 points and six rebounds. Kara Moser also scored 6 points. Kailey Nagle had 3 while Peyton Ramsey, Annie Patton and Anna Turpin pitched in with 2 points apiece. Ramsey hauled down five boards.

The Lady Hornets return to action on Monday in a tournament at the Anthony School. They take on Little Rock Episcopal Collegiate at 5:30 p.m.Peyton Ramsey (24) applies some defensive pressure. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

Kailey Nagle looks for room to shoot. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

Bryant Blue's Annie Patton (34) launches a shot. (Photo by Kevin Nagie)

Bryant Blue coach Rhonda Hall instructs her team during a break in Thursday's action. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)


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