Frazee girl hoopsters stumble twice
The Frazee Lady Hornets hosted Ulen-Hitterdal Thursday and put up a great fight losing 44-34. "We were very thin with two of our posts out due to injury and sickness and the rest of the girls really picked each other up and played well against a ...
The Frazee Lady Hornets hosted Ulen-Hitterdal Thursday and put up a great fight losing 44-34.
"We were very thin with two of our posts out due to injury and sickness and the rest of the girls really picked each other up and played well against a very good Ulen team," said Frazee head coach Tim Swenson.
The Spartans opened up a 15-7 lead, but then the Lady Hornets answered with a two and a three-pointer to get back to 15-12. U-H made another little run to head to the locker room with a 23-14 lead.
Alison Green had seven of her nine in the first half to pace the Spartan attack.
"I thought our kids gave a great effort as we were trying to mix up our defenses on the fly and the kids really responded well," Swenson included.
The second half was played about even with the Spartans outscoring the host Lady Hornets 21-20 in the half.
"We had a couple of shots that looked good out of the hands that could have gotten us within seven but they just didn't fall," the Frazee head coach stated.
The closest the Lady Hornets could get was 42-34 as the Spartans kept their first half lead and never let the Lady Hornets put the pressure on them.
Frazee was led by Courtney Kallis with 13 points and nine rebounds. Freshman, Tara Sailer had five points, seven rebounds and six assists. Freshman, Chelsea Nordquist chipped in seven points and senior Jessica King had five points, four rebounds, and three assists.
U-H was led by junior Lindsey Schultz with 11 points.
"Great effort by our kids as they really took a step forward and we are hoping to build on that in the final week of the regular season and into the tournament," Swenson said.
W-DC takes down Frazee 46-40
Wadena-Deer Creek came out physical early and hit some shots in the second half to pull away from the host Frazee squad and win a big section game 46-20 last Tuesday night.
The Lady Hornets became very thin when their starting point guard picked up her third foul midway through the first half and their starting post left the game with an injured wrist. It showed, as W-DC capitalized by taking a 20-10 lead into the locker room.
"We are not a deep team anyway and then to have Tara (Sailer) on the bench with three fouls and Abby with an injury we just couldn't put anything together," Swenson said of the loss.
The Wolverines made the shots in the second half, while the lid seemed to be covered on the Lady Hornet end as they struggled from the floor.
"We had plenty of open looks, but just couldn't put them down," Swenson included. "Our kids have to realize they need to work extra hard on their shooting in the off season as we have had a few games like this one."
Frazee was led by Kallis with eight points and four rebounds, while Nordquist contributed four points and a team-high nine rebounds.
King added five boards in the losing cause.
W-DC was led by Brittany Ohrmundt with 16 points, while Kasey Theisen chipped in 11.
Frazee drops to 3-19 overall and 1-14 in the HOL Conference. The Lady Hornets host Pelican Rapids Tuesday.
Frazee 14 34
Ulen-Hitterdal 23 44
Frazee: Kallis 13; Sailer 5; King 5; Nordquist 7; Smith 4
U-H: Anderson 7; M. Green 7; L. Schultz 11; M. Schultz 6; Johnson 4; A. Green 9.
Frazee 10 20
Wadena-DC 20 46
Frazee: Kallis 8; Sailer 2; King 2; Nordquist 4; Berven 2; Swenson 2.
W-DC: Berg 5; Grothman 2; Theisen 11; Youngbauer 5; Ohrmundt 16; Kneisl 4; Moenkedick 2; Hoffman 1.