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December 18th

Lady Panthers fall in close contest

December 18, 2012

HOT SPRINGS – After starting out in an 11-0 hole to begin the game, the Benton Lady Panthers fought back, but fell 49-47 to the Hot Springs Lady Trojans on Monday night in Hot Springs.
Tied at 47-47, Lady Trojan Berniezha Tidwell hit a 7-foot runner with four seconds remaining. After a timeout, the Lady Panthers set up a play, but couldn’t get a shot off to fall to 6-3 on the season.

December 15th

Panthers fall for 1st time this season

December 15, 2012

SPRINGDALE –The Benton Panthers lost for the first time this year dropping to the Springdale Bulldogs 61-56 in Springdale on Friday night.
“The game was pretty simple,” Benton Coach Chris Nail said. “We got off to a really slow start. They’re a really good team. We just kind of dug ourselves a hole there.”
The Panthers (8-1) were down 17-7 after the first quarter and 32-22 at the half, but made a run in the third quarter to cut it to within three points going into the fourth quarter. Benton was within one before falling by five points.

December 12th

Hornets win ugly game

December 12, 2012

BRYANT – The Bryant Hornets hosted the Russellville Cyclones on Tuesday night and sent them back home with a 53-43 defeat as the Hornets capitalized on the Cyclones’ aggressiveness. Bryant made 25 of 32 (78 percent) free throws opposed to Russellville’s 5 of 8.
“It was probably the ugliest game I’ve ever been associated with in terms of offense,” Bryant Coach Mike Abrahamson said. “We both played really good defense, we both had each other scouted well. Both sets of kids did a great job of taking away our offensive looks.

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