The Bryant Hornets will keep the Saline County Shootout trophy this season after a 64-46 victory over rival Benton Panthers at Benton Arena on Tuesday. Last year, the Hornets edged the Panthers 54-53 in the shootout and beat Benton 58-55 the first game of the year last year.
Since their hiccup in Round 1 of the 3A Playoffs against Fouke, the No. 2 Glen Rose Beavers have rolled through opponents, setting them up for a semifinals showdown rematch with No. 1 Charleston on the road tonight.
In a whirlwind of a game against the Jonesboro Hurricane last week, the West No. 4 Benton Panthers upset the East No. 1 seed team 56-52 in a shootout to reach the 6A state semifinals for the third straight season.
The Benton Panthers pulled off a shocker in an instant classic this past Friday night in a 56-52 marathon victory over the Jonesboro Hurricane on the road. The reason it was a shocker was the fact that Benton was the West No. 4 seed and the Hurricane was the East’s No. 1 team.
After struggling mightily with No. 4 Fouke in the first round of the 3A State Playoffs, No. 2 Glen Rose made easy work of its next opponent, defeating No. 2 Elkins 45-13 on Friday to advance to Round 3.