Hornets improve to 4-0 with three more wins
Sports | Published on December 16, 2021 at 4:35pm EST | Author: Chad Koenen0
Henning to host Sebeka on Tuesday, Battle Lake on Saturday afternoon
The Henning Hornets improved to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the Park Region Conference with three wins last week. The Hornets opened the week with a 61-52 win over Browerville, before defeating Pillager 78-54 and Staples-Motley by a score of 55-48.
Henning will once again have another busy week of action as they host Sebeka on Tuesday night, travel to Wadena-Deer Creek on Thursday and host Battle Lake on Saturday afternoon as part of a boys-girls double-header.
Henning jumped out to an early lead and never looked back as the Hornets defeated Browerville by a score of 61-52 on Tuesday night. The Hornets played without Mason Hammer who was injured in Henning’s regular season opener, but used a balanced scoring attack that featured five players scoring at least 6 points. Henning led by a score of 33-22 at halftime.
“This was a good road test against a big and physical Browerville-Eagle Valley team. We really played hard on defense and were patient enough on offense to get decent looks. We showed good balance and were able to do enough to win, despite playing without an injured Mason Hammer,” said head coach Randy Misegades.
The Hornets were led offensively by Tyson Misegades who was on fire from the field as the junior went 8-11 from the field to finish with 21 points. Tanner Arndt scored 19 points to go along with 5 assists. Calvin Stueve scored 8 points, Kale Misegades 7 and Carter Dilly rounded out the scoring with 6 points.
The stands were full on Thursday night as the Hornets hosted Pillager for the Henning’s regular season opener. The game was the first time more than just a select number of fans were allowed to watch a basketball game in person in Henning due to the COVID-19 restrictions last season.
The Hornets jumped out to an early 43-29 halftime lead and continued to keep the pace moving in the second half as they came away with a 78-54 win on Thursday.
“This was a fun night playing in front of our home fans for the first time this season,” said Misegades. “Our guys played hard, but we need to do a better job of playing defense without fouling.”
The Hornets shot 57 percent from the field and were 8-17 from behind the 3-point line.
Individually, the Hornets were led by Tanner Arndt who scored 23 points by shooting 10-16 from the field. He also had 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 4 steals.
Tyson Misegades finished with 16 points off of 5-9 shooting, Mason Hammer scored 11 points and Carter Dilly hit a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 10 points.
Lane Dilly scored 6 points, Kale Misegades 5 and Carter Kenyon scored 1 point to round out the scoring.
Henning overcame a 30-26 halftime deficit to pick up a big non-conference win over Staples-Motley on Saturday afternoon by a score of 55-48.
Three Hornets reached double figures as the team overcame a bit of an off day shooting from behind the 3-point line. Henning shot 42 percent from the field, but went just 3-15 from behind the 3-point line.
“We battled through some adversity, foul trouble, and a lackluster first half to grind out a win on the road. Staples-Motley played hard and we didn’t match their intensity early on. Our defensive effort in the second half was much better and we made enough shots to pick up the win,” said head coach Randy Misegades. “We were fortunate to earn three wins this week and next week we’ll face that same challenge.”
Tyson Misegades went 8-14 from the field to finish with 22 points, while Mason Hammer scored 14 points and Calvin Stueve chipped in with 11 points. Hammer finished with a double-double as the junior pulled down 10 rebounds to go along with his 14 points.
Kale Misegades scored 6 points and Tanner Arndt rounded out the scoring with 2 points.