Benton Jr. Lady Panthers rout LRC in opener
BRYANT – The Benton Jr. Lady Panthers opened the season with a 44-27 win over Little Rock Christian at the Bryant Classic Monday in Bryant.
“We got off to a great start with great energy and defensive effort,” Benton Head Coach Kelly Scott said.
The Jr. Lady Panthers (ninth grade) led 10-8 after one quarter of play and upped it to 21-14 at the half.
Freshman Alyssa Houston started the second half with back-to-back baskets to put Benton up 11 early on, which
would be the advantage heading into the fourth at 28-17. The Lady Panthers would dominate the final set to claim the 17-point victory.
“In the fourth quarter, we were able to get some easy
shots,” Scott said.
Madison Mcintire led the way for Benton with 14 points, followed by Presley Chism’s 13. Houston added 10 points, with Wesleigh Ferguson contributing seven.
Benton will continue play in the Classic on Thursday against Vilonia at 4:30 p.m.
The Benton boys ninth grade fell in a close one, 37-34, to Vilonia, in the Classic and will take on Lakeside on Thursday.
Benton’s Kyle Payne led the way with nine points, with Jamarius Morgan and Caiden Phillips adding six apiece.