Cabot Panthers coach Jerry Bridges was pleased with his team’s effort in a benefit scrimmage with Little Rock Christian last week.
Cabot beat the Warriors 69-47 at Panther Arena.
“I was really proud of my young kids,” Bridges said. “The second group really picked us up and gave us the lead in the first quarter. I thought in the second half, my main guys settled down and got into a groove.”
Jalen Brown led Cabot with 15 points. Christian Weir had 13. Jackson Muse had 8. Scoring 7 each were Jacob Hudson and Weston Vaught. Mario May had 6. Noah Allgood had 5. Ethan Rosenbaum had 4. Scoring 2 each were Caron Walker and Landon Vaught.
Allgood and Hudson had 6 rebounds each to lead the Panthers. Brown led Cabot with 3 assists.
Cabot shot 60 percent from the field, including 21 of 32 on 2-pointers and 6 of 13 on 3-pointers.
“We have the ability to shoot the ball well,” Bridges said. “We shot over 40 percent from 3 and that is common. We’ve just got to keep getting better rebounding.
“I was pleased. I thought there were good things. We had good balance.”
Bridges said his team isn’t young with nine seniors on the roster now. They include Carson Walker, Jared Vance, Weir, Landon Vaught, Brown, Ayden Shurley, Allgood, Richard Black and May.
“We’re not young … mostly seniors,” Bridges said. “My first subs are 10th graders if I was betting. Jackson Muse is really getting better at guard, along with Jacob Hudson and Weston Vaught. We’ve only got two juniors, Patrick Dickinson and T.J. Rogers.”
Bridges said he has several players who are still in football, including Shurley, Dekairo Rudolph and Rogers.
Rudolph is a sophomore transfer from Jacksonville Lighthouse.
“He is someone, in time, who could factor in,” Bridges said. “Our tenth-grade group isn’t bad. You give me a true big guy, you had better watch out.”
Cabot opens the regular season at Morrilton on Thursday.