Archive - Feb 2014 - Sports Article
BRYANT â€“ After the Bryant Lady Hornets came up with the upset victory over their Benton counterparts, the Hornets couldnâ€™t duplicate the feat as the Benton Panthers swept Bryant this season and took the Saline County Shootout trophy with a 73-60 win over Bryant on Wednesday night at the Hornetsâ€™ Nest in Bryant.
â€śThe good thing about it is, number one it was a sweep of Bryant,â€ť Benton Coach Dwaine Fishburn said, â€śnumber two, now weâ€™re in sole possession of first place, and number three, weâ€™re defending conference champions.â€ť
BRYANT â€“ After Lady Panther junior Braxton Chumley hit two free throws with 6.3 seconds left to give Benton a 50-49 lead, junior Lady Hornet guard Jakeria Otey dribbled down the left side of the court, drove to the bucket and was the recipient of a foul call as time expired. Otey calmly hit both free throws to give Bryant the 51-50 upset victory over rival Benton in the Saline County Shootout Wednesday night to make up for Tuesdayâ€™s postponement due to inclement weather.
BENTON â€“ Benton senior wide receiver J.V. Davis will be joining some fellow Panthers on the football field soon. Davis signed a letter of intent to play for the Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys on Wednesday afternoon at the Benton Sports Complex field house to join former Panthers Wallace Foote and Chase Pigue.
BENTON â€“ Just as in their blowout loss at El Dorado (49-25) on Tuesday, the Benton Lady Panthers held a three-point lead at halftime against the Pine Bluff Fillies at Benton Arena on Tuesday, but couldnâ€™t hold on and fell 38-36 in 7A/6A South Conference play.
â€śWe just had a couple things not go our way,â€ť Benton Coach Jerry Chumley said. â€śIt was a battle right there to the end. We were down, fought hard and gave ourselves a chance to tie and win it, we just didnâ€™t make it happen there at the end.â€ť