March 26 in Bryant athletic history: 2016

Trio of Lady Hornets earn post-season honors

EDITOR’S NOTE: Because the look back at each day in Bryant athletic history has been so favorably received during the time when there was no sports during the COVID-19 shutdown, will continue posting past stories of Bryant athletics either posted on (from 2009 to the present) or published in the Bryant Times (from 1998 to 2008).

Photos by Kevin Nagle and Rick Nation

Sophomore guard Raija Todd who was among the top scorers in the 7A/6A-Central Conference, has been named all-State and all-State Tournament for the 2015-16 Bryant Lady Hornets basketball team. Todd and seniors Rachael Miller and Emily Ridgell were also named all-conference.

Todd averaged 17.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. She shot 68 percent from the free-throw line.

Miller, who has commited to continue her edcuation and basketball career at Southern Arkansas University in Magnolia, averaged 7.8 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. She shot 71 percent from the line.

Ridgell averaged 9.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for the Lady Hornets while shooting 72 percent from the free-throw line.

The Lady Hornets finished the season 11-16 overall but with seven losses by less than 6 points including two by 2 points, one by 3 and two by 4. For the second year in a row, they earned a win at the Class 7A State Tournament, beating Bentonville 53-48 before losing in the second round to eventual State champion North Little Rock.

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