Frazee takes win over Indians
The Frazee Lady Hornets turned up the defensive intensity in the second half, which allowed them to overtake the Mahnomen Indians for a 60-46 victory in girls' basketball action Thursday night in Mahnomen.
"We came out very flat to start to the game and allowed Mahnomen to gain some confidence," head coach Dave Conzemius said. "We had a much better effort in the second half, especially on the defensive end."
The first half was a back and forth affair, which saw Mahnomen claim a 33-32 halftime lead, thanks to some good shooting and hustle plays from the Indians.
The Lady Hornets (13-12 overall) methodically pulled away from Mahnomen in the second half as Frazee held the Indians to just 13 second half points.
Alexis Tappe had a great floor game for the Lady Hornets with 18 points, 12 rebounds, nine assists and four steals. McKinzie Tangen chipped in with 10 points and five rebounds and Ashley Bachmann added nine points.
Jen Kersting led Mahnomen with 17 points.
Frazee will open the post-season on Thursday March 1, with their first round match up either at Pelican Rapids or at Wadena-Deer Creek.
Nuggets control Lady
Hornets from the start
The Hawley Nuggets came out hot from the get-go Tuesday night in their Heart O'Lakes Conference game, which allowed to them to roll to a 72-28 victory over the Frazee Lady Hornets.
Hawley (19-3 overall, 9-2 HOL) took a 35-17 lead at halftime and Frazee (12-12 overall, 5-6 HOL) was never able to mount a comeback in the second half.
"I give credit to Hawley as they really came out ready to play tonight and dedicated what they wanted to do and we were never able to match it," head coach Dave Conzemius said. "They had lost a few games in the last couple of weeks and you could tell that they had that extra determination tonight."
The Lady Hornets were led by Tappe with nine points and five rebounds.
The Nuggets were paced by Drew Sannes with 18 points.
Frazee 33 27 - 60
Mahnomen 33 13 - 46
FRAZEE: Alexis Tappe 18, McKinzie Tangen 10, Ashley Bachmann 9, Taylor Tappe 8, Heidi Seeger 6, Katie McCorquodale 5, Jeni Bergstrom 2, Kennady Barlund 2. 2's - 15/35; 3' - 5/15; FT's - 15/24; Fouls - 10; Rebounds - 30 (12 off); Assists - 15; Steals - 14; Turnovers - 14.
MAHNOMEN: Jen Kersting 17, Tamara Porter 15, Ashley Schoenborn 6, Hannah Foss 4, Julie Wadena 2, Kristi Steinmetz 2. 2's - 16; 3's - 3; FT's - 5/8; Fouls - 17.
Hawley 35 37 - 72
Frazee 17 11 - 28
F: T. Tappe 2, A. Tappe 9, Tangen 6, Hanson 2, J. Tappe 2, Hanson 2, Barlund 5, Bachmann 2.
H: Je. Noreen 11, Lura 2, Jo. Noreen 3, L. Olson 12, O. Olson 2, Petermann 6, Neumann 6, Danielson 2, Sannes 18, Mattfeld 6, Ritter 4.