Archive - 2012 - Sports Article
SEARCY â€“ After an ugly 37-28 opening-round win over Batesville in the Searcy Bank Classic, the Benton Lady Panthers cleaned their play up to destroy the Wynne Lady Jackets 54-26 in the second round on Friday night. Benton committed 22 turnovers against Batesville, but came out with more energy on Friday night.
"We played with a lot more enthusiasm and a lot more urgency," Benton Coach Jerry Chumley said. "We jumped on them. By far our best quarter of scoring. We were ready to play."
The Benton Freshman Panthers, behind 13 points from Jackson Oulch and 12 points from Clay Anderson, defeated Cabot North 39-21 Monday night. The win improves Bentonâ€™s season record to 7-1.
â€śItâ€™s always nice to win the home opener,â€ť Panther Head Coach David Torres said. â€śWe got off to a bit of a slow start, but weâ€™re able to speed up the game halfway through the first quarter. Cabot North is a big, long team and we were able to get them into an up-tempo game.â€ť
BAUXITE â€“ A hot start on offense in the first half and stingy play on defense in the second half helped push the Bauxite Lady Miners (4-2) past the Pottsville Apaches by a score of 50-38 on Tuesday night.
Despite the win, head coach Joshua Harrison still felt his team didnâ€™t play their best ball.
â€śIt was an ugly game to say the least,â€ť Harrison said. â€śPottsville is a good team who is constantly in the 4A state tournament. We looked sluggish tonight. We didnâ€™t execute like we normally would, but I thought defensively we played pretty hard.â€ť
BRYANT- The Bryant Hornets led early and often in cruising to a 56-38 victory over the Fort Smith Southside Rebels on Tuesday night. The Hornets improve to 2-0 on the year.
â€śIâ€™m pleased,â€ť Bryant Coach Mike Abrahamson said. â€śI thought we played really hard. I thought they played hard and they did what they were coached to do. Thatâ€™s encouraging to me.â€ť