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Frazee Boys B-Ball - Tangen scores career high in loss to ranked Vikings

Despite a good start, the Hornet boys' basketball team was not able to finish the deal in a 63-45 loss to Walker/Hackensack-Akeley Thursday.

The Hornets (1-5) jumped out to a nice lead in the first half and were playing well, but a lid was put on the basket for Frazee in the second half.

The Wolves went on a 22-5 run, which put the Hornets at a 10-point deficit at the half. Matt Tangen paced the Hornets in the first half with 11 points, but was limited to just two in the second half of play.

He added six rebounds, three assists, and two steals to his game total.

Seniors Alex Courneya and Tyler Olson did a nice job on the boards, each collecting six rebounds.

Courneya chipped in four points, while Olson scored six for the night.

Cory Wokasch led the scoring in the second half, where he collected all his seven points.

The Hornets came out of the half fired up, but the lid had moved to the other basket and they went the first eight minutes of the second half without scoring.

"We had great looks but they just would not fall," said Frazee head coach Jason Reierson. "This was the story of the game for the Hornets."

Hornets fall to state-ranked Pelican Rapids

Despite a career-high 27 points by Tangen, Frazee could not overcome the state-ranked Pelican Rapids Vikings last Tuesday.

The Hornets fell down early, but battled back to within five points before Pelican Rapids launched one more push to lead by 10 at the half.

Brady Bellefeuille came off the bench in the first half and really gave the Hornets a spark, scoring all eight of his points in that time span.

He also had four rebounds and recorded two blocks against the tough Vikings' center.

Courneya also came off the bench to help the Hornets battle through the game.

He had seven points, four rebounds, a steal, a block and also took a charge.

"He had a nice offensive rebound and completed a three point play, which pumped up the crowd," Reierson said.

Olson did a nice job on the boards, recording six rebounds while also chipping in four points.

Nordquist shared the basketball well, recording eight assists.

"Many of those assists went to Matt Tangen and Cory Wokasch," the Frazee coach said.

Wokasch had 13 points on the night and did a nice job anticipating by nabbing three steals.

The biggest difference in the game was at the free throw line, where the Vikings scored 21 points.