Lady Hornets beat Vikings second time around
The Frazee Lady Hornets avenged an earlier 47-44 loss at Pelican Rapids with an impressive 47-34 win Friday night at home.
"Our kids were looking forward to this game, and we came out early and took control of the game," said Frazee head coach Tim Swenson.
The Lady Hornets did come out early, as they scored the first four points before the Vikings got on the board with a free throw by Kendra Coleman.
After the point by Coleman, the Lady Hornets ran off an 11-0 run to lead 15-1 and take control of the game.
"We really came out defensively, and our kids executed our offensive game plan really well," Swenson said.
The Lady Hornets used a high pick and roll and looked to go high/low with their posts and junior Jaclyn Mickelson and sophomore Chloe Streeper, who scored eight and seven of their points, respectively, in the first half.
"I am very proud of our posts as Mick, Chloe, Sadie and McKinzie have really been working hard in the post," Swenson included.
The Lady Hornets also received a strong first half from their floor general, as senior Chelsea Nordquist had 10 of her team-high 15 points in the first half, leading the Lady Hornets to a 30-12 lead at the break.
The Vikings came out of the locker room and scored the first five points of the second half, getting back to within 13 points at 30-17.
But the Lady Hornets always had an answer, not allowing them to get any closer -- whether it was Streeper with a put back bucket or a big three by sophomore, Kristi Smith.
"Any time you can win by double digits with your leading scorer only scoring five, that says a lot about your teams balance," the Frazee coach stated.
The Vikings were led by Coleman with 17, while Haugen had 12 points in the loss.
The Lady Hornets were led by Nordquist with 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
Mickelson had 10 points with six rebounds, and Streeper had nine points with five rebounds.
Freshman McKinzie Tangen had eight rebounds off the bench.
The Lady Hornets have won seven of their last nine games, to improve to 11-9 overall and 9-6 in the HOL.
They are currently in fourth place in the HOL and will take on third-place Hawley next Friday night. It will be Senior Night, as the Lady Hornets honor their three seniors in the last regular season home game of their careers.