Lady Hornets outlast Lake Park-Audubon in girls' basketball
The Frazee Lady Hornets improved to 8-6 in the HOL with a 55-40 win over the visiting Raiders of Lake Park-Audubon Tuesday night..
"It was a nice win for our ballclub as we did some good things especially passing the ball as seven different players had an assist," said Frazee head coach Tim Swenson.
The Lady Hornets came out quickly against the multiple zone looks that the Raiders gave them by getting buckets from senior Abby Berven, who started the game off by hitting a deep three followed by junior Jaclyn Mickelson and sophomore Chloe Streeper connecting from inside.
Frazee bolted to a 7-0, but for the rest of the half the teams exchanged baskets as the Raiders went to dribble penetration and got inside buckets or put backs and also went six of eight from the line.
"We gave them too much penetration in the first half and that put us in bad rebounding position," Swenson said. "We just were a step slow."
Junior Christine McIntire had seven of her team-high 10 points in the first half to keep the Raiders close.
The Lady Hornets held a slim 26-22 lead at the break, courtesy of Berven and Streeper, who each had 10 points in the first half.
"I thought Chloe did a great job last night, she shot the ball with confidence and really gave us a big boost with those ten in the first half," Swenson said.
The second half saw the Lady Hornets stretch the lead to double figures, but back came the Raiders, who got as close as seven before Frazee finally pulled away making free throws.
The Lady Hornets went 8-8 in the second half from the line including senior Kayla Smith (4-4) and Berven (2-2) in the last minute and a half to ice the game.
"We answered their run in the second half and we made our free throws down the stretch," Swenson stated.
The Raiders were led by McIntire with 10 points while freshman Tate Hall and junior Kim Cigelske each had eight points.
The Lady Hornets were led by Berven with 16 points and rebounds.
Streeper had 10 points and pulled down five boards, while Mickelson and Kayla Smith each chipped in nine points.
Senior point guard, Chelsea Nordquist had another solid floor game with five points, five rebounds, five steals and five assists.
Freshman McKinzie Tangen had six rebounds off the bench.
The Lady Hornets improve to 10-9 overall and 8-6 in the HOL which has them in fourth place currently.
They will host Pelican Rapids Friday night.
The Pelican Rapids game will be Parents Night for the Lady Hornets as they honor their folks and say thank you.
Indians can't pick up first win vs. Frazee
The Mahnomen Indians went into Frazee looking for their first win of the season and nearly lost 34-29.
"If your enjoy watching a lot of offense and the ball going through the net this was not the night to be in Frazee," said head coach Tim Swenson. "Our kids held on and won a game where we couldn't throw it in the ocean."
The Lady Hornets shooting was sour, to the tune of 19-percent from the floor.
The first half saw the Lady Hornets get up 32 field goal attempts to Mahnomen's nine and the Lady Hornets turned it over only five times compared to the Indian's 16.
However, the Hornets could only muster a 17-7 halftime lead.
The second half would see some of the same but Frazee did manage to open up the lead a little more.
"It was one of those nights where you have to keep playing defense," Swenson added.
The Hornets went cold again not only from the floor but also the charity stripe, while the Indians were heating up and closing the gap.
"Give Mahnomen credit for a team still searching for their first win," commented Swenson of the Indians.
Frazee was led by senior Abby Berven in scoring with 17 points. Senior Chelsea Nordquist had another nice floor game with eight assists and three steals.
Lady Knights Flex Their Muscle in Win.
The West Central Area Knights improved to 12-1 in HOL play by defeating Frazee 60-39.
"They are a very good team," Swenson stated. "They capitalized on our miscues for some easy buckets in transition."
WCA went 18 for 20 from the foul line -- while the Lady Hornets only went 12 of 23.
The Hornets were led in scoring by Berven with 12 points in the loss.