Hornets have 37 game home winning streak snapped

Photo by Chad Koenen
Lyvia Misegades led the Hornets in scoring last week as she scored 18 points in Tuesday’s win over Bertha-Hewitt.

The Henning girls basketball team had a pair of Park Region Conference games this past week and went 1-1 in those contests.  

One accomplishment of these girls along with the girls from the previous few seasons head coach Mike Hepola wanted to point out is Friday’s loss to Menahga ended a nice 37 game home winning streak that started on Dec. 18, 2018.  

“A great job by the girls this season and the last few seasons and a tip of the cap to our home fans as well, cheering these girls onto victory,” he said. 

The results bring the girls overall record to 9-6 on the season and 5-3 in the conference. This coming week the Hornets will host Battle Lake in a make-up game on Tuesday night in Henning, before traveling to Pillager on Thursday night and then up to Sebeka on Saturday for a boys/girls double-header.  

Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Bertha-Hewitt 63-26 win

On Tuesday night the Hornets traveled to Bertha to take on the Bears. Despite us missing a couple of players Henning was able to jump out to a nice 41-17 halftime lead.  The second half Henning didn’t score as much, but kept playing solid defense and came out with the 63-26 victory.

Offensively the Hornets had a solid game with three different players in double-figures as Lyvia Misegades led the way with 18 points and Ally Hart and Faith Fisher each tallied 15 points.  

Lily Fraki had a solid night just missing double-figures with 7 points.  Emma Severson 4 points, and Aaliyah Olson, Ava Eckhoff each with 2 points rounded out the scoring.  

Senior Emma Severson had a great game leading the team with 10 rebounds, while Fisher just missed a double-double with 9 rebounds.  Misegades led the team with 4 assists followed by both Fisher and Hart with 3 assists each.  

Fisher and Fraki both had great games defensively finishing with a team high 5 steals each, while Misegades finished with 4 steals.

Individual Stats

Faith Fisher 15 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals

Lily Fraki 7 points, 1 rebounds, 5 steals

Ally Hart 15 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

Emma Severson 4 points, 10 rebounds

Aaliyah Olson 2 points, 1 steal

Gretchen Eckhoff 2 rebounds

Lyvia Misegades 18 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals

Ava Eckhoff 2 points, 3 rebounds

Friday, Jan. 21 vs. Menahga 50-33 loss

On Friday the Hornets hosted the Menahga Braves, a team that they lost to 59-25 earlier in the season and a team that came in with a 13-1 record overall and 7-0 in the conference.  

Head coach Mike Hepola said the team knew they would have to play well, and unfortunately, they weren’t able to get anything rolling in the first half. The Hornets found themselves trailing 30-9 at halftime.  

In the second half Hepola said he was proud of the girls’ fight as they were able to pull within 8 points at one point, but ended up having to foul towards the end and couldn’t make a shot before losing by the final score of 50-33.  

Individually Henning was once again led by the same three, Lyvia Misegades, Faith Fisher and Ally Hart with 9, 8 and 8 points respectively.  

Natalie Eckhoff finished with 5 points and Lily Fraki 3 points to round out the scoring.  

Fisher once again did a great job of rebounding from the guard position with a team high 7 rebounds.  Misegades and Hart led the team with 2 assists each.  

Individual Stats

Faith Fisher 8 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Lily Fraki 3 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Ally Hart 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists

Emma Severson 3 rebounds, 1 assist

Natalie Eckhoff 5 points, 3 rebounds

Lyvia Misegades  9 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal