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Lady Hornets start at 1-1

The Frazee Lady Hornet basketball team opened their season this past weekend with a pair of home games, going 1-1.

After losing to defending Section 8-2A champion Pelican Rapids 71-55 on Friday night, the Lady Hornets responded on Saturday afternoon with a 67-47 victory over Wheaton-Herman-Norcross.

On Friday night against the Vikings, Frazee had no answer for Pelican Rapids super sophomore Mackenzie Korf.

Korf was unstoppable, as she knocked down six three-pointers to go with several slashing drives on her way to 41 points.

“It was the most impressive performance that I have ever seen,” Frazee head coach Dave Conzemius said.

“The scary thing is, she is only a sophomore and it looked easy for her.”

Frazee trailed 39-28 at the half and the Vikings put the game out of reach in the second half with a quick run that the Lady Hornets never recovered from.

Josi Tappe led Frazee with 21 points to go with eight rebounds and five assists. Kennady Barlund added eight points and 14 rebounds, and Taylor Tappe chipped in with nine points and seven rebounds.

The Lady Hornets were 21 of 67 from the floor.

“I was proud of the effort that we played with,” Conzemius said.

“We just didn’t shoot the ball well and we had no answer for Korf.”

Frazee again struggled from the floor on Saturday, but hit some shots down the stretch to pull away for the convincing victory over Wheaton-Herman-Norcross.

Josi Tappe again led the Lady Hornets with 21 points. Barlund played a solid game with 15 points, 11 rebounds and five steals.

Taylor Tappe had nine points, 10 rebounds and five assists and Katie Smith also had nine points.

Frazee was cold from the floor again, as they shot 34.3 percent (24-for-70).

“It was a great team effort on Saturday,” Conzemius said. “Taylor Tappe and Barlund were tremendous on defense in the second half holding their post to eight points after she had 18 points in the first half. I love the tempo that we are playing at early in the season.

“We only had eight turnovers despite the fact that we pushed the ball up floor. I am not worried about our shooting as all our players are capable of hitting shots.

“It is just a matter of time before they get going.”

Frazee is back in action on Thursday at Breckenridge.

Pelican Rapids 71, Frazee 55

Vikings      39 32 – 71

Hornets       28 27 - 55                                                            

Pelican Rapids: Mackenzie Korf 41, Lincoln Haiby 7, Hally Evenson 7, Grace Forsgren 6, Ashln French 6, Emily Bakken 2, Katy Thorson 1, Ashlee Olson 1. 2 FG— 19/55; 3 FG— 8/22; FT— 9/18; Rebounds— 54; Turnovers— 25; Fouls— 18

Frazee: Josi Tappe 21, Taylor Tappe 9, Kennady Barlund 8, Hailee Oswald 6, Michela Sanders 4, Katie Smith 4, Mandy Donahue 3. 2 FG— 16/42; 3 FG— 5/25; FT— 8/18; Rebounds— 43; Turnovers— 26; Fouls— 18

Frazee 67, W-H-N 47                                          

W-H-N: Jordan Stafford 8, Kait Rinke 3, Zoe Gronwold 2, Abby Lee 4, Arianna Karsky 26, Hannah Gail 4. 2 FG— 20/41; 3 FG— 0/12; FT— 7/9; Rebounds— 33; Turnovers— 22; Fouls— 12

Frazee: Taylor Tappe 9, Hailee Oswald 3, Katie Smith 9, Kennady Barlund 15, Mandy Donahue 5, Josi Tappe 21, Whitney Janu 5. 2 FG— 17/38; 3 FG— 7/32; FT— 12/14; Rebounds— 37; Turnovers— 8; Fouls— 12

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