Experience of unbeaten Bulldogs fuels late run past Hornets


FORT SMITH — Take away the beginning of the first quarter and the last three minutes of the fourth period Thursday, and the Bryant Hornets played with the undefeated Springdale Bulldogs in the first round of the 2013 Coke Classic at the UAFS Stubblefield Center.

After falling behind 17-7 in the first stanza, the Hornets (3-5) fought back to tie the contest at 28 at halftime, 42-all going into the fourth quarter and led on two separate occasions in the fourth period before losing 64-55. With 2:28 left in the contest, the Hornets trailed 55-53 before the Bulldogs (6-0) ended the contest on a 9-2 scoring run.

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