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BRYANT â€“ Sophomore K.J. Hill poured in 20 points, Greyson Giles added 10, but their efforts fell short as the Bryant Hornets fell to the visiting Little Rock Fair War Eagles 56-48 on Tuesday night.
Despite outscoring Fair 38-35 in the second half, Bryant Head Coach Mike Abrahamson said his team wasnâ€™t ready from the opening tip.
â€śWe didnâ€™t want this one for some reason,â€ť Abrahamson said. â€śWe werenâ€™t ready to play.â€ť
BAUXITE â€“ Sophomore Ben Madison scored 16 points, senior Tyler Hill added 12 points, and the Bauxite Miners won its third consecutive conference game with a 46-37 victory over the visiting Ashdown Panthers.
In the first half, both teams came out and struggled to put the ball through the basket. After the first quarter of play, Bauxite (12-5, 6-1 conference) led Ashdown 8-7. Three-pointers by Madison and junior Hunter Holder were the only field goals in the quarter for the Miners, leaving Head Coach Mark Smith frustrated with his teamâ€™s offensive efficiency.
FOUNTAIN LAKE - After finishing the first half of conference play at 5-2, the Harmony Grove Cardinals have done a total 180 since getting back to work. After having their return game against Perryville canceled due to inclement weather, the Cardinals went on the road to Mayflower and lost 70-57. On Tuesday, the Cardinals continued to spin downward, falling to Fountain Lake on the road 59-54.
BAUXITE â€“ Behind 16 points from senior Mary Crow and another 16 by junior Amy Etheridge, the Bauxite Lady Miners handled the Ashdown Panthers in convincing fashion with a 64-45 win Tuesday night.
Junior Allison Tackett also poured in 13 points and senior Makayla Blanchett chipped in eight points, as Bauxite (13-5, 6-1 conference) continues its strong conference play.
â€śI thought offensively we got in a pretty good rhythm,â€ť Head Coach Josh Harrison said. â€śWe did a pretty good job of moving the ball and shot pretty well tonight.â€ť
BRYANT- The Bryant Hornets made nine 3-pointers in a 65-52 victory over the Lake Hamilton Wolves on Tuesday night. The Bryant Hornets improve to 13-7 (2-4) on the year.
â€śWeâ€™re going to have to be a team that does shoot it well,â€ť Bryant Coach Mike Abrahamson said. â€śItâ€™s hard work. Thereâ€™s a comfort level out there that we havenâ€™t seen all year in terms of our shooters.â€ť
BENTON â€“ It didnâ€™t look promising for the Benton Lady Panthers on Tuesday night, but they remained undefeated in 7A/6A South conference play with a 33-29 victory over the El Dorado Lady Wildcats at Benton Arena. Besides a 3-2 lead at the 5:54 mark of the first quarter, the Lady Panthers wouldnâ€™t lead again until sophomore guard Braxton Chumley hit a 3-pointer with 4:41 left in the fourth to give Benton a 28-27 lead.
BENTON â€“ The Benton Panthers had very little problem to improving to 4-0 in the 7A/6A South conference when they trounced the Arkansas High (Texarkana) Razorbacks 51-23 in a make-up game on Thursday night. Originally scheduled for Tuesday night, the game was postponed to Thursday due to inclement weather.
BRYANT - If the 7A/6A conference season wasnâ€™t already a nightmare for the 0-3 Bryant Hornets, Wednesday was. After having to postpone its Tuesday game with Sheridan due to inclement weather, Bryant rescheduled and took the floor Wednesday in hopes of ending its already disappointing conference showing.
The Sheridan Yellowjackets brought their size, speed and athleticism to the Hornets Nest and flew away victorious. Despite losing a large first half lead, the Jackets regained momentum to begin the second half and put the game away for good, winning 61-56.
After no Major League Baseball player was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time since 1996, Iâ€™ve heard a lot of clamor that the vote should be taken away from sports writers. What? Then who is the vote supposed to go to. The fact no one got into the Hall this year is a testament to how hard it should be to get voted in, regardless who is voting.
SHERIDAN â€“ The Benton Lady Panthers are starting to get used to winning in the 7A/6A South conference. After going 13-1 last season for the conference championship, losing their last conference game to El Dorado by one point, Benton has now started 3-0 in conference this season after a 38-24 victory against the Lady Yellowjackets in Sheridan on Friday. Just as defense won the them the conference last season, defense is doing it again this year.