Romen Martin poured in 27 points to lead the Bryant White Hornets eighth grade team to a 51-35[more] win over the Lighthouse Charter School Wolves of Jacksonville at the Bryant High School gym Thursday night.
The Hornets improved to 11-1 overall going into their final game of the season on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Conway Blue.
Brandon Harris added 11 points and Jonathan Allen 7 in the victory, which was keyed by a 20-point eruption in the second quarter.
Lighthouse led a 12-10 edge at the end of the opening period but, by halftime, the Hornets held a 30-21 advantage. It was 37-30 going into the fourth quarter.
“We executed really well offensively and our press was effective,” noted Hornets coach Heath Long. “We were also making shots, which always helps.
“They got loose and made some shots in the first quarter but once we adjusted and closed out on their shooters we did a better job defensively,” he added. “We competed very hard on the boards as well and did a good job of closing out the game at the end.”