Hackett Defeats Paris 70-62 to Advance to Today’s Bill Frye Tournament Championship Game

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Resident Press Photo / Jim Best

The Hackett Hornets played inspirational basketball on Wednesday night at the Bill Frye Holiday Classic, defeating Paris in a comeback effort by the score of 70-62. The Hornets held a one-point lead at half and then fell behind by as many as 13 points late in the third quarter. But a furious comeback by the Hornets that included great, full-court pressure on defense and key big shots on the offensive end gave Hackett the victory. It was the third time the two teams have met already this season, and was the first victory for Hackett over Paris.

Hackett advanced to the championship game that will be played tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Hornets will play Pocola, Oklahoma for the tournament title. Paris will play for third place at 4 p.m. versus the Waldron Bulldogs.

Watch for a tournament recap this weekend on Resident Press on all of the action from this year’s Bill Frye Classic! A speaking of Bill Frye, you will not want to miss part two of the Bill Frye story in Resident Press on New Year’s Eve! Watch for that story tomorrow night!

Stay with Resident Press as we help you end the calendar year and begin another with exciting high school basketball action!

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