Eighth grade White Hornets advance to Classic finals

CABOT — The Bryant White Hornets eighth grade basketball team of Bryant Middle School advanced to the finals of the Cabot Classic[more] with a 31-17 win over Central Arkansas Christian on Tuesday. They will face Sheridan in the championship game on Saturday at 1:45 p.m.

The Bryant White team includes Logan Moore, Max Sullivan, Austin Montgomery, Robert Meeks, Steven Murdock, Madison Schrader, Connor Tatum, Blake Patterson, Brent Michael Barker, K.J. Hill, Kyron Smith, Bryce Bowen, Mar’kevius Nelson, Brett Fisher, Austin Masters, Hunter Oglesby, J.C. Newborn, Austin Fisher, Daniel Bradford, Blaine Hampton and Hunter Sherman.

Nelson and Hill led the Hornets with 10 points each.

“I thought the defense was very good,” stated Hornets coach Heath Long, “especially for the first game out. We controlled the boards the entire game, which is something we emphasize all the time in practice.

“Offensively, we did a good job of being patient and allowing the offense to create our opportunities. We had a few mental breakdowns though, which we will work on correcting.”

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