Lady Jackets edge Bryant
BRYANT — Dezaree Duckworth missed a hail-mary shot as time expired and the Sheridan Lady Yellowjackets edged the Bryant Lady Hornets 42-41 in Wednesday’s make-up game.
Sophomore Kadesha Cooper led Sheridan (9-5, 2-2 7A/6A South Conference) with 13 points and sophomore Ashton Hill scored nine. Junior Hannah Schultz contributed with eight points and 10 rebounds.
For Bryant (7-11, 1-3), junior Courtney Davidson led all scorers with 18 points.
Sheridan will host Little Rock Fair on Friday beginning at 6 p.m.
Sheridan rallies in second half
BRYANT — The Sheridan Yellowjackets rally from a six-point halftime deficit to defeat the Bryant Hornets 61-54 Wednesday in a make-up game.
Junior Dylan Morris led Sheridan (11-5, 2-2 7A/6A South Conference) with 15 points. Junior Chris Whitman contributed with 13 points and junior Austin Theiss scored 10.
Bryant (10-7, 0-4 7A/6A South) led Sheridan 31-25 at the half.
Sheridan will host Little Rock Fair on Friday.
Morgan wins 2013 Landers Award
LITTLE ROCK — Greenwood senior Drew Morgan was given the 2013 Landers Award Wednesday night.
Morgan edged out local nominees Walter Ashley, of Pine Bluff, and Stuttgart quarterback Dontrell Brown.
Morgan is awarded a signature ring and a $3,000 scholarship towards his school.
The Landers Award recognizes superior athletic achievement on the Arkansas high school football field. Other winners include: Tyler Wilson, Michael Dyer, Darren McFadden and Peyton Hillis.
KATV will re-air the event on Sunday at 4:30 p.m.
Story of Manti Te’o girlfriend a hoax
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame says a story about Manti Te’o’s girlfriend dying, which he said inspired him to play better as helped the Fighting Irish to get to the BCS National Championship, turned out to be a hoax apparently perpetrated against the linebacker.
According to a report on ESPN.com, Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a news conference Wednesday that coaches were informed by Te’o and his parents on Dec. 26 that Te’o had been the victim of what appeared to be a hoax.
Someone using a fictitious name “apparently ingratiated herself” with Te’o, the school said, then conspired with others to lead him to believe she had died of leukemia.
The university issued a news release Wednesday after Deadspin.com reported it could find no record of Lennay Kekua existing.