Lady Hornets get back on track at Shootout


HOT SPRINGS — It’s never easy to play a morning game in a basketball tournament. Sometimes it just comes down to which team or which player fully awakens first.

On Saturday, the Bryant Lady Hornets and the Mount St. Mary Belles met in a 10 a.m. game in the Spa City Shootout and Summit Arena. Though it took a while longer than either coach would’ve liked, Bryant’s Brad Matthews got good news first as junior Jakeria Otey came to life in the second quarter, scoring 14 of her game-high 19 points.

Mount went the entire first half without a field goal and Bryant built an 18-3 lead by the intermission on the way to a 37-23 win.

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