Photos by Kevin Nagle
Nine different players contributed to the scoring as the Bryant White Lady Hornets seventh grade basketball team of Bryant Middle School opened up the 2014-15 season with a 40-11 victory over their counterparts from Sheridan on Tuesday evening.
Tierra Trotter led the way with 7 points. Sierra Trotter added 6 as did Alivia Allen and Celena Martin. Ivory Russ finished with 5, Madalynn Thompson 4, Madyson Scifres, Tyianna Robinson and Gianni Hulett 2 apiece.
“I thought it was a good start,” said Lady Hornets coach Kenny Hays. “I was very pleased with our defensive effort, bench support and balanced scoring.
“We still have to work on eliminating turnovers and improving on our free-throw shooting,” he added. “I think that this team has a bright future if they continue to work hard and play unselfishly, like they are doing now.”
The Bryant White eighth grade girls were originally scheduled to play Tuesday night as well but Sheridan’s eighth grade team couldn’t make the trip, forcing a cancellation of that match up.
The Lady Hornets seventh grade team is set to play again this Thursday at home against one of the North Little Rock schools. The eighth grade team will debut Thursday at Watson Chapel.