North Little Rock’s second-half defense frustrates freshman Hornets

Photos by Kevin Nagle

NORTH LITTLE ROCK — For a half, the Bryant Hornets freshman team hung with the North[more] Little Rock Junior Charging Wildcats but the home team’s defensive intensity was ratcheted up in the second half.

Kris Croom goes high to get a shot away. (photo by Kevin Nagle)

The Hornets were held to just 6 points after intermission and North Little Rock pulled away for a 31-19 win at the East High School gym Thursday night.

The game was tied 7-7 after a quarter. At the half, North Little Rock held a 15-13 edge. By the end of the third quarter, however, the Hornets found themselves trailing 25-17.

Kris Croom and Cameron Murray each had 6 points for the Hornets. Simeon Watson added 4 and Dagan Carden 2. Demaja Price and Clay Ingold contributed a free throw apiece.

The Hornets’ next assignment is a trip to Little Rock Catholic on Monday, Dec. 10. They’ll host Conway Blue on Thursday, Dec. 13 to wrap up the pre-Christmas break schedule.

Cameron Murray tries to get a shot over a crowd. (Photo by Kevin Nagle)

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