Harris girls taste first defeat

Friday, December 19, 2008
Bre Horner takes it to the basket for Harris. (T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)

Harris Middle's Eaglettes saw their undefeated season come to a halt and, quite frankly, couldn't do much about it.

Bridgeforth Middle from Pulaski handed the Eaglettes a 44-13 setback in a game where Harris only scored two points in the second half.

To make matters even worse, the Eaglettes (9-1) committed 31 turnovers

Bridgeforth's Aryanna Gilbert was unstoppable scoring 23 points, including a dozen in the first quarter.

Teammate Angelica Perry followed with nine.

Kailey Hornberger led Harris with 10, including a pair of 3-pointer.

Harris fell behind 12-2 early and trailed 16-6 at the end of the first quarter and 23-11 at halftime.

Bre Horner's basket in the third quarter were to only points Harris scored in the second half.

"I just can't say enough about Bridgeforth, they may be one of the best teams I've ever coached against at the middle school level. They are extremely talented and are very well coached," Eaglette coach Mark Potts said. "We got off to a slow start and you just can't do that against a team as good as they are."

Harris guard Holt Parsons makes a move between a pair of defenders. (T-G Photo by Gary Johnson)

Bridgeforth 41, Harris 22 (B): The visiting boys assured a sweep with an impressive victory over the improving Eagles (1-9).

Harris trailed 11-4 at the end of the first quarter, 23-13 at the break and 28-18 after three periods.

Al Cobb paced the winners with 24 points while Austin Howard added 10.

Jackson McAnally and Tyran Wilkerson each scored seven points for Harris.