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Three members of the Bryant girls basketball team were honored last week by the Arkansas Activities Association.
Sophomore McKenzie Adams was named to the 2011 7A All-Tournament Team.
Head coach Blake Condley said that, although the Lady Hornets lost in the first round to Rogers, Adams scored half of the teamâ€™s points in their only game of the tournament.
â€śShe played very aggressively,â€ť he said. â€śWe were in a position where other girls didnâ€™t score well, and she did.â€ť
Adams scored 22 points during the Mountiesâ€™ 65-45 victory. During the season, she led the team in scoring, averaging 17 points per game.
Also, Adams was named to the 7A Central All-Conference Team, along with senior Abbi Stearns and junior London Abernathy.
Stearns, this yearâ€™s lone senior, lead the Lady Hornets in rebounds, averaging eight per game.
â€śShe just has a knack for finding the ball off the glass,â€ť Condley said. â€śI think sheâ€™s leaving as one of the most successful classes weâ€™ve had in the past 8 to 10 years.â€ť
Condley described Abernathy as â€śone of those kids youâ€™re happy to have on your team.â€ť
â€śLondon was a constant for us,â€ť he said, adding that she â€śalways gave us everything she had every minute of every game.â€ť
Condley said, â€śEven in practice, she always gave the same. Sheâ€™s always got a smile on her face and is happy to come in to the gym.â€ť
The Lady Hornets ended with a season record of 18-9 (5-9 7A Central.) While Condley and his squad didnâ€™t go as far in the state tournament as they wanted, he knows the seeds are sewn for next yearâ€™s squad as four of the five starters will be returning.
â€śWeâ€™ve got a core group of players that will be back,â€ť he said.
Along with Abernathy and Adams, starters junior Breanna Blundell and sophomore Kiara Moore will return.
â€śAlso, our girls on the bench will be getting better,â€ť Condley said. â€śTheyâ€™re hard workers and good kids.
â€śWeâ€™ve got a bright future out of these kids.â€ť