Freshman Lady Hornets make quick work of first conference opponent

CONWAY — The Bryant Lady Hornets freshman team raced to an 18-1 lead in the first quarter and eased to a 46-25 victory over the Conway Blue Lady Wampus Kittens on Monday night.The game was the opener for both teams in the South Division of the Central Arkansas Junior High Conference. Bryant improved to 7-0 overall.

“This was a great way to start conference play,” stated Lady Hornets coach Eric Andrews. “The girls understand that the wins to this point mean nothing in conference play. They came out and played with a lot of fire and energy.”[more]

Bryant was led by McKenzie Adams’ 24 points. McKenzie Rice added 8, Kiara Moore 6, Lauren Buck 4, Courtney Davidson 2 and Logan Davis 1.

Moore and Davis each had four assists while Adams and Davidson led with three rebounds each. Moore contributed six steals, Adams five and Davis two as the Lady Hornets forced 19 Conway turnovers.

“Once again, we had several players contribute,” Andrews acknowledged. “It makes us a lot better team when we have multiple players fill the stat sheet and, as of right now, that is happening.

“We have several players playing very well off the bench,” he added. “McKenzie Rice has been playing very well in practice and was able to carry that over to the game.”

Bryant led 30-10 at the half, 40-14 going into the fourth quarter.

The Lady Hornets will return to league action on Thursday when they host Sheridan.

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