White prevails over Blue in seventh grade boys contest

Ten different players contributed to the scoring led by Cameron Hunter’s 14 points as the Bryant White Hornets seventh grade team of Bryant Middle School surged to a 42-24 win over the Bryant Blue Hornets seventh grade team of Bethel Middle School on Thursday at Bethel.

Connor Coleman added 6 points and Gavin Brunson 4 for Bryant White. Hayden Purdy led Blue with 8 points. Austin Schroeder had 6, Brayden Godwin 4.

Bryant White forged a 13-7 lead by the end of the first quarter. Purdy accounted for 6 of Bethel’s points in the period.

By halftime, the lead was 24-12. Clay Curtis hit the game’s only 3-pointer during the period and Coleman had his first 3 points on a free throw and a field goal.

The lead ballooned to 39-20 going into the fourth quarter with Hunter scoring 8 points in the period, while Godwin had both of his baskets.

Austin Ledbetter and Aiden Adams finished with 3 points each along with Curtis for White. Joshua Turner, Kannon Allison and Trey Miller added 2 each with Deaundre Benson pitching in with a free throw.

For Blue, Ryan Riggs and Landon Nelson scored 2 apiece. Garet Wilson and Hayden Schrader each hit a free throw.

Bryant White concluded its pre-holiday schedule. Its next outing will be Jan. 5, 2016, at Cabot Red. Bryant Blue heads to North Little Rock on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

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