Perseverance pays as Hornets hustle past Rockets


NORTH LITTLE ROCK — After a frustrating first half, the Bryant Hornets found themselves trailing the Catholic Rockets of Little Rock 39-31 after Lance Harville-Thomas converted a three-point play to start the third quarter.

“It seemed like everything was going against us,” observed Hornets coach Mike Abrahamson. “No calls were going our way. No bounces were going our way.”

But the team just came at the bigger, brawnier Rockets even harder. They wound up putting together a 26-8 blitz that turned the tables. Though they saw the resulting 57-47 lead whittled to 2 down the stretch, they held on for a 70-67 win to open the OrthoArkansas/Baptist Health Invitational Tournament at Central Arkansas Christian Academy. Threatening weather forced the cancellation of the rest of the tournament, but the Hornets had their first win of the season.

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