Bryant varsity, freshman teams open holiday tourneys Wednesday

The Bryant High School varsity and freshman basketball teams return to action on Wednesday with[more] holiday tournaments in Garland County. The Hornets and Lady Hornets will once again compete in the annual Summit Bank Spa City Shootout while the Junior Hornets and Lady Hornets play in the annual Kameron Hale Memorial Invitational at Lake Hamilton.

The Hornets, who open the Shootout at 11:30 a.m., against the Malvern Leopards, last took the floor on Dec. 21 in the championship game of the Red Devil Classic at Jacksonville, a hotly-contested final that the Devils won 48-40. The Hornets, now 5-4, had won four in a row going into that game and hope to start up another streak at Hot Springs.

The Lady Hornets’ last outing was a 53-38 win in the Saline County Shootout against Benton. They are 7-4 but three of their losses came in the Tournament of Champions in Fort Smith, which featured some of the top teams in the region. The Bryant girls open the Spa City Shootout on Thursday at 7 p.m., against the Lakeside Lady Rams.

The freshman boys, 6-4, after absorbing a 40-34 loss to Little Rock Catholic back on Dec. 12, will open the Hale Tournament4 at 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday against the Arkadelphia Junior Badgers. The freshman girls, who last played on Dec. 12 as well in a heartbreaking 24-22 overtime loss to Mount St. Mary, takes on Central Arkansas Christian’s Junior Lady Mustangs Wednesday at 12:30 p.m., to start the Invitational.

Here are the brackets for the tournaments:

9TH ANNUAL SUMMIT BANK SPA CITY SHOOTOUT

At Summit Arena, Hot Springs

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Game 1 — Malvern vs. Mount St. Mary (girls), 10 a.m.

Game 2 — Malvern vs. Bryant (boys), 11:30 a.m.

Game 3 — Hot Springs vs. Texarkana, Texas (girls), 1 p.m.

Game 4 — Hot Springs vs. Texarkana, Texas (boys), 2:30 p.m.

Game 5 — Lake Hamilton vs. Central Arkansas Christian (girls), 4 p.m.

Game 6 — Lake Hamilton vs. Central Arkansas Christian (boys), 5:30 p.m.

Game 7 — Lakeside vs. Bryant (girls), 7 p.m.

Game 8 — Lakeside vs. Maumelle (boys), 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 29

Game 9 — Game 1 loser vs. game 3 loser, 10 a.m.

Game 10 — Game 2 loser vs. game 4 loser, 11:30 a.m.

Game 11 — Game 5 loser vs. game 7 loser, 1 p.m.

Game 12 — Game 6 loser vs. game 8 loser, 2:30 p.m.

Game 13 — Game 1 winner vs. game 3 winner, 4 p.m.

Game 14 — Game 2 winner vs. game 4 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Game 15 — Game 5 winner vs. game 7 winner, 7 p.m.

Game 16 — Game 6 winner vs. game 8 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 30

Game 17 — Game 9 loser vs. game 11 loser, 10 a.m. (girls seventh place game)

Game 18 — Game 10 loser vs. game 12 loser, 11:30 a.m. (boys seventh place game)

Game 19 — Game 9 winner vs. game 11 winner, 1 p.m. (girls fifth place game)

Game 20 — Game 10 winner vs. game 12 winner, 2:30 p.m. (boys fifth place game)

Game 21 — Game 13 loser vs. game 15 loser, 4 p.m. (girls third place game)

Game 22 — Game 14 loser vs. game 16 loser, 5:30 p.m. (boys third place game)

Game 23 — Game 13 winner vs. game 15 winner, 7 p.m. (girls championship)

Game 24 — Game 14 winner vs. game 16 winner, 8:30 p.m. (boys championship)

 

KAMERON HALE MEMORIAL INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT

At Lake Hamilton High School, Pearcy

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Game 1 — Benton vs. Malvern (girls), 10 a.m.

Game 2 — Bryant vs. Arkadelphia (boys), 11:15 a.m.

Game 3 — Bryant vs. Central Arkansas Christian (girls), 12:30 p.m.

Game 4 — Lakeside vs. Central Arkansas Christian (boys), 1:45 p.m.

Game 5 — Hot Springs vs. White Hall (girls), 3 p.m.

Game 6 — Hot Springs vs. White Hall (boys), 4:15 p.m.

Game 7 — Lake Hamilton vs. Arkadelphia (girls), 5:30 p.m.

Game 8 — Lake Hamilton vs. Malvern (boys), 6:45 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 29

Game 9 — Game 1 winner vs. game 3 winner

Game 10 — Game 2 winner vs. game 4 winner

Game 11 — Game 5 winner vs. game 7 winner

Game 12 — Game 6 winner vs. game 8 winner

Friday, Dec. 30

Game 13 — Game 9 winner vs. game 11 winner (girls championship)

 Game 14 — Game 10 winner vs. game 12 winner (boys championship)

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