Lady Hornets go 2-1 in PR tournament

The Frazee Lady Hornet basketball team competed in the 8th Annual Wolf Pack Holiday Tournament, Dec. 28-30, in Walker and finished the week 2-1. The Lady Hornets dropped their opening game to Sebeka 53-41, but recovered with two solid wins over R...

The Frazee Lady Hornet basketball team competed in the 8th Annual Wolf Pack Holiday Tournament, Dec. 28-30, in Walker and finished the week 2-1.

The Lady Hornets dropped their opening game to Sebeka 53-41, but recovered with two solid wins over Red Lake Falls 55-53 and Nevis 56-38 to claim the consolation championship.

"This was a good three days for us," said head coach Dave Conzemius. "After a poor first half in our first game against Sebeka, we played solid basketball for the rest of the tournament."

Frazee (4-4 overall record) will start a five-game home stand when they host HOL conference foe Breckenridge Friday, Jan. 7.

In the opening round, Frazee couldn't overcome a sluggish first half Tuesday in their quarterfinal game as they lost to 9th ranked Sebeka 53-41.


"We took care of the ball well and we had balanced scoring," Conzemius said. "But we missed too many easy shots and we were not good at the free throw line."

The Lady Hornets ended just 15-for-45 from the field and 9-for-24 from the line.

The Trojans (4-1) meanwhile shot well from the field going 24-for-39.

After trailing 32-14 at the half, Frazee outscored Sebeka in the second half, 27-21.

Junior McKinzie Tangen was the only Lady Hornet player in double figures, as she finished with 13 points and also pulled down six rebounds. Nine different Hornet players scored against Sebeka.

Frazee snapped a three-game losing streak with a 55-53 win over Red Lake Falls in the consolation semifinals on Wednesday.

"It was close the whole way," Conzemius said. "It was back-and-forth all night. Both teams played well."

Frazee had a 26-25 halftime lead, but Red Lake Falls (5-3 overall) went on a 12-0 run to start the second half to open a 37-26 lead.


The Hornets responded with a 16-5 run to tie the game at 42-42.

The game was still tied, 47-47, when Frazee scored five-straight points to take control of the game. The Eagles had two shots to tie or win the game in the final 12 seconds, but the Hornet defense didn't allow them a good look at the basket.

"We executed very well in the second half," Conzemius said. "We had another very balanced scoring attack, including 14 points off the bench. Both of those things will be a big key for us down the road."

Sophomore Ashley Bachmann led Frazee with 12 points. Alexis Tappe added 11 points, and added five rebounds four assists and four steals.

Eight different players scored at least four points for the Hornets.

After shooting 9-for-24 from the line in their quarterfinal round Tuesday, Frazee improved to 11-for-16 from the free throw line against Red Lake Falls.

The Lady Hornets also shot much better from the field at 50 percent (20-for-40).

"This was a real good win for us," Conzemius added. "Red Lake Falls played Parkers Prairie (No. 2 in class 1A) very tough in their quarterfinal loss (62-50)."


The Lady Hornets came out slow in the consolation finals playing their third game in three days. Frazee trailed by as many as seven points in the first half before surging to the lead.

Tappe scored 15 points in the first half as Frazee had a late 9-0 run to take a 23-18 halftime lead.

The Lady Hornets played much better in the second half as they quickly pushed the lead to double figures against Nevis (6-2 overall).

The Tigers never got closer than 10 points after the run by Frazee.

Tappe led the way with a career-high 25 points to go with six rebounds, four assists and four steals.

Bachmann added 10 points and Tangen chipped in with team highs in rebounds (7) and assists (5) to go with four steals.

The Lady Hornets struggled from the field shooting 32.7 percent (19-for-58) but came up with 16 offensive rebounds to help with the shooting woes.

Tangen and Tappe were both named to the All-Tournament team for the second straight year.


"We really saw a good effort from all of our girls in this tournament," Conzemius said. "We will need that type of effort to continue to be successful as we go into January."

Frazee 23 33 - 56

Nevis 18 20 - 38. Frazee: Smith 8, A. Tappe 25, Barker 2, McCorquodale 2, Tangen 2, Stender 4, Morgan Hastings 3, Bachmann 10. 2's--11; 3's--8; FT's--10-for-14.

Nevis: Betsy Hjelseth 2, Jordan Walters 2, Mattie Hjelseth 2, Megan Norby 13, Olivia Toft 6, Riley Hanson 13. 2's--18; 3's--0; FT's--2-for-6.

Frazee 26 29 - 55

Red Lake Falls 25 28 - 53 Frazee: Bachmann 12, A. Tappe 11, Tangen 8, Streeper 6, Smith 5, Stender 5, McCorquodale 4, T. Tappe 4. 2's--16; 3's--4; FT's--11-for-16.

Red Lake Falls: Shari Klein 15, Kristen Weiss 14, Britta Glass 8, Megan Olson 6, Hailey Keller 6, Sara Weiss 2, Lindsey Seng 2. 2's--17; 3's--4; FT's--7-for-11.

Frazee 56, Nevis 38.


Sebeka 32 21 - 53

Frazee 14 27 - 41

Frazee: McKinzie Tangen 13, Alexis Tappe 7, Sadie Stender 5, Taylor Tappe 3, Heidi Seeger 3, Chloe Streeper 3, Ashley Bachmann 3, Kristi Smith 2, Katie McCorquodale 2.2's--13; 3's--2; FT's--9-for- 24.

Sebeka: Jessica Lillquist 16, Alicia Boe 14, Katie Huttenen 12, Jasmine Titcomb 4, Katianne Brockpahler 4, Brett Brockpahler 3.2's--23; 3's--1; FT's--4-for-16.

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