Henning now 6-1 in conference action
The sixth ranked Henning Hornets improved to 12-1 overall and 6-1 in the Park Region Conference with a 49-37 win over Menahga on Thursday night. It was the only game of the week for the Hornets after a game against Lake Park-Audubon was postponed earlier in the week.
The Hornets took a 25-10 lead at halftime on Thursday night, but the Braves were able to outscore Henning in the second half by a 27-24 margin. Nonetheless, Henning did enough to hang on as Mason Hammer scored 23 points and Tyson Misegades scored 13 to lead the charge offensively.
“We found a way to grind out a win, even though we struggled on both ends of the floor in stretches,” said head coach Randy Misegades. “We had spurts where we did some nice things, but need a much more consistent effort form everyone as we move forward.”
The Hornets had a bit of an off night from the floor as they shot just 33 percent, but were able to share the ball fairly well as they had 15 assists on 19 made shots from the field.
Tanner Arndt had a team high 6 assists to go along with 6 points and a team high 6 rebounds. He also tied Hammer for the lead in steals with 3.
Calvin Stueve scored 5 points and Kale Misegades rounded out the scoring with 2 points in the win.
The Hornets are currently in second place in the conference, and trail just New York Mills in the standings, as the Eagles are 6-0 in conference play. Pillager is in third place with a record of 4-2, while Menahga is 4-3, Verndale is 3-4, Wadena-Deer Creek with 3-4, Bertha-Hewitt is 1-6 and Sebeka is 0-7 in conference action.
The Hornets are also in second place in the sub section and trail just NY Mills. Henning is averaging 65.8 points per game on offense, while giving up 48.2 points per game on defense.
This week Henning will travel to Pillager on Tuesday, before traveling to Sebeka on Saturday night.