Archive - Dec 2012 - Sports Article
CARLISLE - With the first third of the season on the books, the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals were sitting in a nice spot heading into Christmas break. With a 6-4 overall record and a 2-1 showing in 5-3A conference play, the Lady Cardinals hit the court once again on Friday in the Carlisle Holiday Classic. Coming off of back-to-back conference wins over Fountain Lake and Episcopal, the Lady Cardinals had a little bit of a setback when they met England on Friday, falling in a close match 35-30.
MOUNTAIN HOME â Junior forward Josh Bowling helped give the Benton Panthers a turkey as far as winning their third consecutive tournament championship when they defeated the Little Rock Episcopal Wildcats 65-47 on Saturday in the finals of the Mountain Home Tournament. Bowling scored 25 points and grabbed 15 rebounds as the Panthersâ size netted the victory after being down by 10 points at the half.
FORT SMITH â After losing to Texas High 76-66 in the second round of the Coca Cola Classic in Fort Smith on Friday, the Bryant Hornets salvaged a 1-2 showing in the tourney with a 56-49 win over Subiaco Academy on Saturday afternoon.
âWe were aggressive and got to the foul line, so that was good,â Bryant Coach Mike Abrahamson said. âWe shot the ball a little bit better from the outside, which really helps. We defended a little bit better than we had been.â
The Hornets (11-3) lost to the No. 1 team in the state North Little Rock in the first round and to Texas High in Round 2.