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.