Jr. Lady Panthers still perfect
BENTON – The Benton Jr. Lady Panthers ninthgrade team moved their season record to 5-0 after defeating North Little Rock 46-34 in Central Arkansas Junior High Conference action Monday at Benton Arena.
Benton led 13-10 after one quarter, upping that lead to 23-13 at the half. NLR fought back to make it a 7-point game, 32-25, after three, but the Jr. Lady Panthers turned it on in the fourth to make it a 12-point victory.
“We were able to lead most of the game and answered every run they made at us,” Benton Coach Kelly Scott said.
It was a balanced scoring attack for the Jr. Lady Panthers as Madison Mcintire led the way with 12 points, Alyssa Houston had 11 and Wesleigh Ferguson had 10. Pressley Chism added five points in the win.
The Benton eighth-graders also picked up a close win, downing NLR Gold 22-20.
“After digging into a hole,
down 10-6 at the half, we rallied in the second half to win a hard-fought game,” Scott said.
Kelsey Greer scored 11, with Lariah Hawkins and Brynn Barbaree each adding four.
Benton will travel to Lake Hamilton today to continues CAJHC play with the eighthgraders beginning at 5 p.m.
Benton freshman Madison Mcintire, 14, goes up for a shot in a 46534 win over North Little Rock Monday at Benton Arena.