Conway White rallies to get past Bryant in overtime

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Chris Gannaway (4) shoots after a drive to the basket. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

CONWAY — The Bryant Hornets freshman team battled the Conway White Wampus Cats into overtime on Thursday night before absorbing a tough 53-51 loss.

The Hornets head into the Christmas breack with a 3-5 mark. They’ll return action on Jan. 2, 2020 against Hot Springs Lakeside in the first round of Lake Hamilton’s annual Kameron Hale Invitational tournament.

Conway White held a 17-15 lead at the end of the first quarter, but the Hornets surged to a 24-22 edge at the half. And Bryant led 38-34 going into the fourth period. The Wampus Cats rallied, and the game was tied at 45 going into the extra period.

Darren Wallace led the Hornets with 14 points. Cory Nichols, in his first game with the team out of football, added 13 points and had four steals. James Billingsley scored 8 points.

Nasir Vinson (32) follows through on a shot inside. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)
Antonio Cage (15) fires a shot over a Conway White defender. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)
James Billingsley (11). (photo by Kevin Nagle)
Darren Wallace (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

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