Riley Hill and Kendall Rogers combined for 14 points to lead the Bryant Blue Lady Hornets of Bethel[more] Middle School to a 20-14 win over the Bryant White Lady Hornets of Bryant Middle School in a seventh grade game on Monday night.
The hosting Bethel team took a 6-2 lead in the first quarter and held a 9-2 edge at the half before the Bryant White team rallied in the third quarter, cutting the margin to 12-8 going into the fourth quarter.
Reagan Blend scored 6 points and Destiny Martin 4 to pace Bryant White. Lauren Lessenberry and Hadley Dickinson added 2 points each. Dickinson hauled down 11 rebounds and Kipperlie Davis had seven. Martin led the defensive effort with four steals.
Along with the 7 points that Hill and Rogers each scored, Bethany Hutchinson, Reagan McCormick and Sydney Shipe contributed 2 apiece.
“The girls played hard,” commented Bryant White coach DeAnna Ward. “We put in a press defense and were able to score several times on it. But we have to improve our shooting and rebounding.”
The next game for Bryant White, now 1-2, will be Dec. 15 against Greenbrier. Bryant Blue, 4-2, returns to competition at home against the Anthony School on Jan. 5, 2012.