Bryant White rallies to edge Junior Lady Wildcats

Photos by Kevin Nagle

PINE BLUFF — The Bryant White Lady Hornets eighth grade team of Bryant Middle School overcame[more] a 21-14 deficit going into the fourth quarter to extract an exciting 22-21 win over the Watson Chapel Lady Wildcats Thursday night.

The season-opening win marked the debut of new Bryant White coach Caleb Harper. 

“We started off getting a lead,” he noted. “Then we got into four trouble early in the game but we were able to pull off a late rally to come back and win.”

The Lady Hornets were up 5-0 after the first quarter but Watson Chapel pulled even 10-10 by halftime then surged to the 7 point advantage by the end of the third quarter.

Destiny Martin and Deja Rayford led Bryant White with 6 points. Kennedy Harris added 5. Lania Ratliff and Lauren Lessenberry contributed 2 points apiece and Reagan Blend hit a free throw.

On Monday, the Lady Hornets open play in a tournament hosted by the Anthony School in Little Rock.

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