Rainey pours in 43 as Hornets outscore Eagles
t didn’t take the Vilonia Eagles long to realize that the Bryant Hornets were going to attack the basket. But try as they might to set up and take charges, they just weren’t quick enough to get into position as one after another, the Hornets sliced through their defense to either score or get to the free-throw line.
Senior guard C.J. Rainey didn’t take many outside shots for the Hornets. He hit 1 of 3 from 3-point range. But after missing his first three shot attempts, he proceeded to connect on 12 of his next 17 from the field to go with an 18-of-21 performance from the free-throw line, scoring a whopping 43 points to lead Bryant to an 87-73 win in the preseason game to benefit the Arkansas Activities Association catastrophic injury insurance.