Bryant Blue seventh grade boys stay hot with win over Episcopal

Photos by Kevin Nagle

LITTLE ROCK — Fresh from capturing the championship of the Bauxite Tournament on Saturday, the[more] Bryant Blue Hornets seventh grade team of Bethel Middle School added a hard-fought 31-26 win over the Episcopal Collegiate Wildcats on Monday night.

The Hornets held an 11-9 lead after a quarter but the game was tied at 19 at the half. Bryant Blue forged a 25-21 lead by the end of the third period.

Calvin Allen scored 11 points and Jeffery Hastings 9 to lead the offense for the Hornets. Caylin Allen added 6 points, Derrick Blake 3 and Desmond Duckworth 2.

“Episcopal had won 11 games this year,” noted Hornets coach Derek McGrew. “It seemed to me that we were a step slow tonight. Those three Saturday games took a toll on our legs and energy level. We got in some early foul trouble and were lucky to be tied at the half.” 

Now 11-3 on the season, the Hornets are set to host Morrilton on Monday, Jan. 30.

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