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Panthers cruise again

December 3, 2012

Benton Panther junior forward Josh Bowling scored 34 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Panthers' 74-54 victory over the Wynne Yellowjackets on Friday night in the Searcy Bank Classic. Benton defeated Greenbrier 66-41 in the first round on Thursday.
The Panthers (4-0) also shot 29 of 33 from the free-throw line and led 31-18 at the half.
"The kids did a good job of getting the ball in to him," Benton Coach Chris Nail said of the Panthers finding Bowling. "[Wynne] played a 1-2-2 zone and the middle was open. He hurt them in the middle of the zone."

Hornets hold on

December 3, 2012

The Bryant Hornets improved to 4-0 with a 57-53 victory over the Maumelle Hornets in the second round of the OrthoArkansas Tournament at Central Arkansas Christian High School on Friday.
The Hornets led 32-22 at the half, but Maumelle got within 36-30 after Kendall Donnerson got an offensive rebound and put back. Senior Hornet guard CJ Rainey responded with a layup while fouled and hit the free throw to push the lead back to nine.

Lady Panthers rout in 2nd round

December 3, 2012

SEARCY – 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."

Slow start turns into blowout

November 28, 2012

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 Benton’s season record to 7-1.
“It’s always nice to win the home opener,” Panther Head Coach David Torres said. “We got off to a bit of a slow start, but we’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.”

Bauxite wins it ugly

November 24, 2012

BAUXITE – 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 didn’t play their best ball.
“It was an ugly game to say the least,” Harrison said. “Pottsville is a good team who is constantly in the 4A state tournament. We looked sluggish tonight. We didn’t execute like we normally would, but I thought defensively we played pretty hard.”

Bryant turns early lead into comfortable victory


November 24, 2012

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.
“I’m pleased,” Bryant Coach Mike Abrahamson said. “I thought we played really hard. I thought they played hard and they did what they were coached to do. That’s encouraging to me.”

Lady Hornets battle back for victory

November 24, 2012

BRYANT- After trailing nearly the whole game, the Bryant Lady Hornets battled back to a hard-fought 35-34 victory over Mount Saint Mary Academy on Tuesday night at the Bryant Gym. The Lady Hornets improve to 2-1 on the year.
“I thought our kids played well,” Bryant Coach Brad Matthews said. “We found a way down the stretch to fight back.”
Bryant was led by junior guard Dezarea Duckworth, who finished the night with 20 points and grabbed six rebounds. Senior post player Whitney Meyer played a huge part in the rebounding game with eight boards to go along with two points.

Panthers off to fast start

November 21, 2012

The Benton Panthers got off to their second consecutive 8-0 scoring start in defeating the Searcy Lions 59-39 at Benton Arena on Tuesday night. The Panthers also got off to an 8-0 start in their 68-43 win against Beebe in the first game of the year last week.

Sister Act 3: Lauren, Kristen Dempsey combine for 35 in win

November 21, 2012

The 2012 high school basketball season could not have gotten off to a much better start for the Harmony Grove Lady Cardinals. Sitting at 3-1 heading into the Thanksgiving break, the Lady Cardinals have put together stellar shooting nights while play excellent defense on the other end.
Senior guard Lauren Dempsey has been a huge spark in the starting role for the team, averaging 15 points per game including a 19 and 21point showing so far this young season.

Panther tourney team dominates

November 19, 2012

A Benton Panther tournament team made up of all sixth graders had an impressive run in a tournament at Lake Hamilton High school on Saturday, Nov. 10. From the Future Panthers program, the team of 20 total kids ran through the tournament, playing three games in one day, without surrendering a point.
The Benton sixth graders took down Hot Springs in the morning game 52-0, blew out Sheridan 40-0 in the afternoon game, and shut out Star City in the championship game 20-0 to take the first-place trophy.

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