Williams, defense silence Southside as Lady Hornets surge to win at State


CONWAY — As a freshman in 2012, Jordan Williams stepped into the heat of the 7A State Tournament when Bryant Lady Hornets’ ace Peyton Jenkins suffered a knee injury and proceeded to complete a 7-0 shutout against the Springdale Har-Ber Lady War Eagles that vaulted the Lady Hornets into the championship game.

In the title contest, Williams started, threw one pitch then gave way to the game Jenkins who worked the first. Bryant grabbed a lead and Williams returned to the circle and finished the Lady Hornets third consecutive State championship.

But, for Williams and most of the Bryant team, 2013 turned out to be a star-crossed campaign — a road with plenty of valleys to go wit the peaks. The team was left out of the State tourney.

Most of them kept working, however, vowing to do better in 2014 and sure enough they did. Back in the State tourney on Friday, the Lady Hornets took on the Fort Smith Southside Lady Rebels and pounded out 13 hits for a 5-2 victory.

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