LITTLE ROCK — The Bryant White Hornets eighth grade team from Bryant Middle School held the Anthony School scoreless in the first quarter to gain the upper hand then rolled to a 39-17 win on Monday night.
In addition, the seventh grade team[more] prevailed 35-19 with Jake Scoggins pouring in 20 points.
The Bryant White eighth grade team includes Logan Moore, Max Sullivan, Austin Montgomery, Robert Meeks, Steven Murdock, Madison Schrader, Connor Tatum, Blake Patterson, Brent Michael Barker, K.J. Hill, Kyron Smith, Bryce Bowen, Mar’kevius Nelson, Brett Fisher, Austin Masters, Hunter Oglesby, J.C. Newborn, Austin Fisher, Daniel Bradford, Blaine Hampton and Hunter Sherman.
The seventh grade team includes Zach Byars, Jacob Pratt, Jake Price, Chace Henson, Quentin Royal, Jayson Yeargan, Kannon Porter, Alex Shurtleff, Dylan Hurt, Trey Harris, Dagiin Carden, Kameron Guillory, Dylan Singleton, Zach Jackson, Dalton Mount, Jake Scoggins and Chandler Causey.
In the eighth grade game, Hill scored 12 points and Newborn 10. Nelson added 7 and Oglesby 6.
The Hornets built a 7-0 lead by the end of the first quarter and held a 15-7 edge at the half. A solid third quarter increased the margin to 25-12.
“I was pleased with our man defense, and we did a good job of executing offensively,” commented Hornets coach Heath Long. “Any time that you have the scoring balance that we had, you are playing unselfishly. I thought that we made very good decisions with the basketball in transition as well.”
The win improved Bryant White to 2-1 going into its next game at Lake Hamilton on Saturday, Dec. 4. There will be a seventh grade game as well.
In the seventh grade game, the Hornets built a 10-4 lead by the end of the first quarter. It was 14-10 at the half but then they exploded with a 16-point third period expanding the lead to 30-14 going into the final period.
Along with Scoggins’ 20, Jackson and Mount each added 4.
“Jake had a really big night for us, and I was happy with the defensive and rebounding efforts,” Long said. “There was a little rust, but overall I was pleased with our performance considering we had a long layoff.”