Frazee girls' hoops has strong ending to regular season
The Frazee Lady Hornets traveled to Park Rapids on Thursday night and came away with a 47-34 non-conference win over the Panthers.
"We played well overall and our kids are continuing to improve," said Frazee head coach Tim Swenson.
The game started with the two teams exchanging buckets with the Lady Hornets leading 6-4.
Frazee went on a 9-0 run which included a couple of steals off the press that resulted in easy buckets to take a 15-4 lead.
A three pointer by Klingenberg stopped the run, but the Lady Hornets answered with a three of their own by senior Abby Berven and a two by junior Jaclyn Mickelson to take a 20-7 lead.
Berven scored seven of the last nine points heading into the break to give the Lady Hornets a 29-18 lead at half time.
"I thought we executed our high/low set and we also hit some key outside shots," Swenson said.
The second half started with Frazee going on an 11-2 run to open up their biggest lead of the night at 40-20.
"We came out and really got some good looks out of our offense and we continued playing good defense," Swenson added.
The Lady Hornets were led by Berven with 17 points and five rebounds, while Mickelson added 12 points.
Sophomore Chloe Streeper had a nice night on the glass pulling down six rebounds.
Senior point guard, Chelsea Nordquist had eight points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, along with four steals.
The Panthers were led by Hannah Wolff who had 18 points on a bad ankle.
Lady Hornets End Regular Season With Victory
Frazee traveled to Breckenridge on Friday night and wrapped up their regular season schedule with a 39-20 win over the host Cowgirls.
"We played a great first half defensively and offensively," the Frazee coach said.
The Lady Hornets would come out and run their high/low set with Mickelson scoring six of the first eight points for the Lady Hornets.
"Chloe made some nice passes and Mick finished," Swenson said. "A good way to start."
When Mickelson was not scoring inside, Berven was scoring from the perimeter as she had all eight of her points in the first eight minutes of the game.
The Cowgirls went go to the box and one on Berven and that is when senior Kayla Smith took over by hitting two three-pointers and eighth grader Alexis Tappe would connect on one three pointer as the Lady Hornets took a 29-6 lead into the locker room.
The Cowgirls scored the first 10 points of the second half to get within 29-16, but the Lady Hornets answered with the next six as freshman McKinzie Tangen, senior Chelsea Nordquist and Mickelson would score to regain control for the Lady Hornets at 35-16.
"We had good shots against their zone, but we just didn't make any to start the second half," Swenson said.
The Lady Hornets were led by Mickelson with 13 points and five rebounds, while Nordquist added eight rebounds and six assists.
Berven only had eight points on the night, but had four assists with six steals.
Frazee wrapped up their regular season at 14-11 overall and 11-7 in the HOL.
They will finish in fourth place in the conference behind Perham, WCA and Hawley.
The Lady Hornets will open the section tournament play Thursday, March 5, at either Hawley or Wadena-Deer Creek.
Frazee finished winning 10 of our last 14 and are going into the tournament playing well, Swenson included.