The Bryant Lady Hornets junior varsity fell behind early and, though they trimmed the[more] deficit to 4 in late, absorbed a 58-48 loss to the Watson Chapel Lady Wildcats JV on Tuesday.
Taneasha Rhode finished with 19 points for the Lady Hornets. Courtney Davidson and Dezerea Duckworth each had 11.
“We trailed the entire game,” said Lady Hornets coach Brad Matthews. “Watson Chapel has some dominating post play. We got off to a very slow start, gave up some easy baskets.
“We did a much better job with our defense in the second half,” the coach noted. “We fought back.”
The Lady Hornets’ JV, now 1-1, plays its next game on Jan. 6, 2012, against Mount St. Mary of Little Rock.