Lady Hornet hoopsters claim 'W' over Mahnomen
Frazee traveled to Mahnomen Monday night and found enough offense to leave with a hard fought 60-57 win. The game was close throughout, with the biggest leads coming from Mahnomen, by five at 32-27 and the Lady Hornets opening up a 55-50 lead lat...
Frazee traveled to Mahnomen Monday night and found enough offense to leave with a hard fought 60-57 win.
The game was close throughout, with the biggest leads coming from Mahnomen, by five at 32-27 and the Lady Hornets opening up a 55-50 lead late in the game.
"Both teams played really hard and fought to the end and this game was not over until their last three attempt missed at the horn," said Frazee head coach Tim Swenson.
A big part of the game was free throws, as Frazee went 22-38 from the line and Mahnomen went 10-21.
"In close games, what teams do at the free throw line usually will make the difference," Swenson added. "Tara (Sailer) did the job for us, going 16-21 by herself on the night from the line."
Mahnomen stayed in the game because of its rebounding -- and Alison Lavoy, who hit three three-pointers on the night and had 17 points overall for Mahnomen.
"They have some size and we are a very small team right now," the Frazee coach added. "We need to do a better job of rebounding, even though we are small."
The Lady Hornets were led by Sailer, who had a career-high 23 points and seven assists on the night.
Courtney Kallis chipped in 13 points and had a team-high 10 rebounds.
"I thought Tara really pulled us through as she took over and knocked down her free throws," Swenson said. "Also I thought freshman Kayla Smith gave us great minutes off the bench in only her second varsity game, scoring four points."
Mahnomen was led by Lavoy with 17, while Hanson and Bisek netted 12 and 10, respectively.
"I was really pleased with our overall team effort on Monday night and it was nice for our kids to get a 'W'," Swenson said. "We are seeing progress, and that is very encouraging."
Frazee is now 3-18 overall and 1-14 in the HOL. The Lady Hornets hosted Wadena-Deer Creek Tuesday night and Ulen-Hitterdal Thursday.
Frazee 27 60
Mahnomen 28 57
Frazee: Kallis 13, Sailer 23; Peterson 2; King 8; Smith 4; Berven 8; Swenson 2.
Mahnomen: Lavoy 17; Vipond 5; Hanson 12; McCollum 4; Bisek 10 Sorenson 1; Holmvik 8.