Lady Hornets eighth, ninth teams close out regular seasons with wins (Tournament brackets included)

The Bryant Lady Hornets freshman volleyball team closed out the regular season with a two-game sweep of the Cabot South Junior Lady Panthers on Monday night. The 25-13, 25-13 victory finalized the championship of the South Division of the Central Arkansas Junior High Conference.

The Lady Hornets improved to 12-2 in league play and will be the division’s top seed at the league’s post-season tournament which is set to commence on Wednesday, Oct. 14, at Bryant.

The Bryant White eighth grade team also finished the season on a winning note, 25-12, 25-11, against Cabot South.[more]

For the freshman team, McKenzie Adams led with seven kills. Courtney Davidson, Sarah McPherson and Hannah Rice had three each and McKenzie Rice two. Alyssa Anderson added a kill and Kaitlyn Gaiser contributed a block. Meredith Francis pitched in with five assists.

In service, Davidson got the Lady Hornets off to a fast start through an early run from points 2 through 8 in the opening game of the match.

“That set the tone for the first game,” noted Lady Hornets coach Monica Parish.

Kaylon Wilson helped the Lady Hornets get some separation by serving points 15 through 17. Hannah Rice helped close it out with service through points 19 to 23.

In the second contest, Taylor Cromwell gave the Lady Hornets a lift by serving for points 14 through 19. Adams served for points 21 through 24 to get the team in position to close out the victory.

In the eighth grade game, Katy Stillman served the first 10 consecutive points in the opening game of the match. Jamie Burrows and Paige Staggs both served five points in the second game.

“The girls have really been working hard,” said coach DeAnna Ward. “They’ve made some great improvements this season.”


At Bryant

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Gym 2 (Bryant Middle School)

Game 1 — Russellville East (3N) vs. Lake Hamilton (6S), 4 p.m.

Game 2 — Sheridan (4S) vs. Morrilton (5N), 5 p.m.

Game 3 — Mount St. Mary’s (2S) vs. Russellville West (7N), 6 p.m.

Game 4 — Conway White (1N) vs. Cabot South (8S), 7 p.m.

Gym 1 (Bryant High School)

Game 5 — Benton (3S) vs. Cabot North (6N), 4 p.m.

Game 6 — Vilonia (4N) vs. North Little Rock (5S), 5 p.m.

Game 7 — Greenbrier (2N) vs. Conway Blue (7S), 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 17

Gym 1

Game 8 — Game 4 winner vs. game 2 winner, 10 a.m.

Game 9 — Game 3 winner vs. game 1 winner, 11 a.m.

Game 10 — Game 8 winner vs. game 9 winner, 12 p.m.

Gym 2

Game 11 — Bryant (1S) vs. game 6 winner, 10 a.m.

Game 12 — Game 5 winner vs. game 7 winner, 11 a.m.

Game 13 — Game 11 winner vs. game 12 winner, 12 p.m.

Game 14 — Game 10 winner vs. game 13 winner, 1 p.m. (Championship game)

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