Henning improves to 3-2 overall, 2-2 in conference
Henning split a pair of Park Region Conference games, and in the process, improved to 3-2 on the season and 2-2 in the conference last week.
On Tuesday the Hornets defeated Menahga by a score of 81-39 behind a strong defensive performance that held the Braves to just 12 points in the second half.
On Friday the Hornets fell to Pillager by a score of 69-54 in another PRC game.
Following a non-conference game against Battle Lake on Monday, the Hornets will host Sebeka on Thursday in another PRC game.
Henning shot over 50 percent from the field and picked up its third straight win of the season on Tuesday night. The Hornets shot 55 percent from the field, including 24-36 from inside the 3-point line. They also hit nine 3-pointers and finished with 21 assists in the win.
Tanner Arndt had a huge game from the field as the junior went 12-16 shooting to finish with a team-high 28 points. Mason Hammer also had a big game as the sophomore came just 2 assists shy of registering a triple-double. Hammer scored 21 points and 15 rebounds to go along with 8 assists and 7 steals.
“We played our best overall game tonight as a group. We were connected as a unit, especially on the defensive end,” said Head Coach Randy Misegades. “The energy from our defense carried over to the offensive end. Mason Hammer played very well and stuffed the stat sheet.”
Also reaching double digits was Tyson Misegades, who finished with 16 points on 6-12 shooting, while Joe Angell scored 6 points, Kale Misegades scored 5 points and Riley Bode rounded out the scoring with 5 points.
Angell also had a good game on the boards as the senior finished with 9 rebounds. As a team the Hornets pulled down 37 rebounds, including 8 on the offensive end.
Henning had its three game win streak end at the hands of the Pillager Huskies on Friday night. As a team the Hornets shot just 37 percent from the field, while making 6-19 shots from behind the 3-point line.
“Pillager was the much more aggressive team tonight. They are athletic, big, and physical,” said Head Coach Randy Misegades. “We allowed them to get to the basketball and they out-rebounded us by a wide margin. This was a disappointing effort from our team. We need to be more consistent with our effort every day.”
Tyson Misegades led the charge offensively for the Hornets as he scored 22 points, while Mason Hammer finished with 15 points. Tanner Arndt also reached double figures with 11 points of his own.
Joe Angell scored 4 points, while Kale Misegades rounded out the scoring with 2 points.