Henning improved to 10-5 overall, and 7-4 in the Park Region Conference, with a pair of wins against Pillager and Sebeka last week. In their only other action, the Hornets fell to Parkers Prairie by a score of 69-56.
This week the Hornets will wrap up their regular season with a pair of conference games at home against Wadena-Deer Creek on Monday and Verndale on Friday. They will also travel to Underwood on Saturday for a non-conference game.
The Section 6A tournament will kick off next week with the Hornets currently in third place in the north sub section with a QRF ranking of 37. Top ranked Mahnomen/Waubun is currently leading the way with New York Mills in second place with a QRF ranking of 4. Hillcrest is currently in fourth place with a QRF ranking of 58.
The section tournament will be a bit different from years past this year as the higher seeded team will host all of the games through the section championship. The section championship game will be held on March 26 at a yet-to-be-determined location.
Henning shot 49 percent from the field and six Hornets reached the scoring column as they defeated Pillager by a score of 30-21. The Hornets led by a 30-21 margin at halftime and finished with 15 assists on 26 made shots from the field.
“We had a great effort tonight from our entire team. It was great to see our guys play so hard for 36 minutes. Pillager made several runs, but we responded each time. We had great scoring balance, which was nice to see,” said head coach Randy Misegades.
The Hornets forced 12 steals and also had just 11 turnovers in the PRC win.
Tyson Misegades led the way offensively for the Hornets with 14 points to go along with 5 rebounds and 4 steals. Mason Hammer scored 14 points to go along with 4 assists and 5 rebounds, a pair of steals and 2 blocks. Tanner Arndt also reached double-figures with 12 points, as well as 8 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.
Also scoring for the Hornets was Joe Angell with 8 points and 5 rebounds, Ethan Houselog with 6 points and Calvin Stueve with 3 points.
Henning and Sebeka were in a neck-and-neck battle for much of the first half, before the Hornets began to pull away. The Hornets led 34-25 at halftime and continued to pour it on in the second half as they came away with a 76-53 win over the Trojans on Friday night.
The Hornets shot 58 percent from the field and hit seven 3-pointers in their seventh PRC win of the season.
“Our kids kept their composure and stayed the course. We’re happy with the road victory,” said head coach Randy Misegades.
Tyson Misegades led the charge offensively with 21 points off of just 9-13 shooting. He hit three 3-pointers in the win. Tanner Arndt finished with 17 points off of just 8-13 shooting. He also finished with 5 assists, 6 rebounds and 6 steals.
Mason Hammer also reached double-figures with 15 points to go along with 4 assists and 8 rebounds. Calvin Stueve scored 9 points, Kale Misegades hit a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 6 points, Joe Angell scored 5 points, Riley Bode scored 2 points and Ethan Houselog rounded out the scoring with 1 point.
The Henning Hornets hosted Parkers Prairie in what is typically one of the more competitive and toughest games for both teams each season. Saturday’s non-conference game was no exception as the Hornets fell to Parkers Prairie by a score of 69-56 in a game that was much closer than the final score may have indicated.
Henning trailed just 34-30 at halftime and stuck with the Panthers for much of the second half as the Hornets shot 38 percent from the field and went 10-15 from the free throw line.
“Our kids played really hard for 36 minutes, which is what we all we can ask them to do. Parkers Prairie is an athletic, big, physical and skilled team. We competed with them for a majority of the game, but just didn’t make enough plays to come away with a win. We’re proud of our effort against a quality opponent and hope we can build off this game as we enter the final week of the regular season.”head coach Randy Misegades
Mason Hammer led the way offensively with 21 points and 6 rebounds, while Tyson Misegades scored 14 points and pulled down 6 rebounds. Tanner Arndt finished with 7 points and 5 assists, while Ethan Houselog and Joe Angell each went 2-2 from the field to finish with 4 points apiece. Angell also finished with a team-high 9 rebounds. Kale Misegades and Calvin Stueve rounded out the scoring with 3 points apiece.