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Lady Hornets basketball close, but falls in close games

The Frazee Lady Hornets continue to play the some of the better teams in the conference and section tough, but are still looking to earn some victories in those games.

Last week the Lady Hornets lost two close games to Breckenridge (73-61) on Thursday and to Barnesville by a score of 62-55 on Saturday.

“We are doing a lot of things right in these games, we just have a couple of things not going are way,” head coach Dave Conzemius said.  “The kids are battling hard and I know they will keep working and hopefully we can a few these games down the stretch.

On Thursday against Breckenridge, the Lady Hornets battled toe-to-toe with the second place team in Section 8AA. Unfortunately for Frazee, the Lady Hornets floor leader Taylor Tappe fouled out with just under eight minutes to go in a tight game.

From there, the Cowgirls gradually pulled away for the win.

“When we lost Taylor to fouls, we lost the heart and soul of our team and we struggled to stay with them down the stretch,” Conzemius said.

Kennady Barlund played a great game for Frazee leading the team in scoring with 22 points to go with seven rebounds and five steals. Josi Tappe added 17 points.

On Saturday against a 14-3 Barnseville team, the Lady Honrets played a nice first half as they took a 32-28 halftime lead as six different girls scored in the first half.

Frazee struggled offensively in the second half as the Trojans took control for the 62-55 victory. The game was the last home game for senior Taylor Tappe.

“Taylor Tappe has meant so much to this team and school,” Conzemius said. “She is a first-class individual and I know that our coaching staff an and players feel honored and lucky to have had a chance to work with her.”

Josi Tappe was the only Lady Hornet player in double figures with 20 points.

“I give a lot of credit to Barnesville as they really played well in the second half and showed why they have such a good record,” Conzemius said. “We will continue to work hard and improve at the end of the season.”

Frazee now has a record of 10-11 and will play at Perham on Thursday and at Menahga on Friday.