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.