The Blevins Hornets brought a intense performance on the hardwood for road hoops against Class 6A Arkansas High Razorbacks for non-conference competition last week in Texarkana.
The Blevins Hornets brought a intense performance on the hardwood for road hoops against Class 6A Arkansas High Razorbacks for non-conference competition last week in Texarkana. The Hornets kept it close early, but the Razorbacks prevailed for an nine point victory 78-69.
Blevins Hornet veteran head coach Scott Kelton thought this was a great experience for his team to face a pure, athletic and talent squad in the state for Class 6A. Coach Kelton believed the Hornets played well and competed against the Razorbacks and overall thought it was just a good night of competition.
"This was a excellent game for us to compete against a team on the Class 6A level. We competed against a very good and physical team. I think you're not going to get better if you don't play good people, " Kelton said.
In the opening quarter, the Hornets only had a one point deficit to the Razorbacks in a high scoring period, 22-21. In the second, the Hornets produce another 20 point scoring period, but the Razorbacks dropped 24 points on the scoreboard. At the break, the Hornets trailed the Razorbacks, 46-41. In the second half, the Hornets posted in double-digits for third and fourth quarters with 14 apiece in both periods for 28 total points. The Razorbacks combined for 32 points to edge off the Hornets by four points scored in the second half.
For the game, Hornets' big man Zane Kirkham sparked for a big 23 points to lead scoring and Deandre Burton dropped 21 points for the duo to post multiple 20 plus scoring games this season. Corta Young followed for 11 points to complete a trio of double-figures. Cameron Lane added nine points, Ernan Gomez finished with three points and Monterian Todd had two points on the night.
The loss put the Hornets at 4-2 overall.
This week, the Hornets returned to the hardwood face Cossatot River for home action on Tuesday night and scheduled to head on the road Thursday Nov. 9 to face Taylor with game played at Bradley Gymnasium.