Turner, team depth spur Hornets freshmen past Lakeside


PEARCY — Just about every coach will turn to the old “next man up” talk when one of his starters is out of action for one reason or another. Sometimes it’s in hopes of challenging the players that will be responsible for bigger roles. Other times, it’s a way of avoid excuses later, if things don’t work out.

But when you have the depth of talent that the Bryant Hornets freshman team has, it’s just a matter of fact. The “next man up” has the ability to step in and perform.

On Monday in the third-place game at the annual Kameron Hale Invitational Tournament at Lake Hamilton High School, illness had starting forward Marvin Moody at home with illness and oft-times starting forward John Winston present but sitting the bench until foul trouble pressed him into action late in the game.

But the Hornets, coming off a rugged double-overtime loss to Hot Springs in the semifinals, didn’t miss a beat as they forged a 55-46 victory over the Lakeside Rams.

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