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Aiden Adams, Myles Aldridge and Camren Hunter combined for 44 points in an up-and-down war as the Bryant White Hornets eighth grade team of Bryant Middle School outgunned the Bryant Blue Hornets of Bethel Middle School on Thursday night.
Adams pumped in 17 points to lead all scorers including 8 in the first quarter to help his team establish the upper hand, building a 17-8 lead. Hunter had 5 of his 13 points in the quarter.
Aldridge finished with 14 points with Austin Ledbetter, Trey Miller, Gavin Brunson and Aaron Spangler scoring 6 each.
For Bryant Blue, Brayden Godwin pumped in 15 and Ryan Riggs 13 to lead the way. Austin Schroeder finished with 6, Jackson Lindsey 4, Landon Nelson and Ethan Mathews 2 each.
Godwin sparked a strong second quarter for Bryant Blue, scoring 9 of his points. Schroeder hit his second 3 of the game but Bryant White still held the advantage. It was 34-23. Brunson scored all 6 of his points in the second stanza and Aldridge added 6.
Bryant White took control of the game in the third quarter. Miller canned a pair of 3’s and Hunter hit one to spur an 18-8 quarter as Blue got backets from Riggs, Robinson, Godwin and Lindsey.
That made it 52-31 going into the final quarter.
“I thought we did a lot of good things on offense and scored a lot of points,” said Bryant White head coach John Harrison. “Sixty-six points is a lot of scoring in an eighth-grade game.
“Only problem is we gave up 46,” he added. “We didn’t defend the ball well and kept reaching in on the perimeter, which led to them getting inside the lane.
“Myles Aldridge played his best game,” the coach noted. “Aiden Adams also scored the ball. Camren Hunter scored and did a great job handling pressure.”
Bryant Blue, now 4-3 this season, returns to action on Thursday, Dec. 15, against Cabot South then will be off for the Christmas break.
Bryant White ran its record to 8-1 on the season going into a trip to Sylvan Hills on Monday, which they’ll follow up on Tuesday at home against Cabot North.