Hornets improve to 11-7 overall with a pair of wins

Photo by Chad Koenen
Lily Fraki scored 8 points and pulled down 7 rebounds in last week’s non-conference win over Battle Lake.

The varsity girls basketball team had a tough three games this past week and were able to come out of them with a 2-1 record. The pair of wins brings Henning’s record to 11-7 overall and 6-4 in the Park Region Conference.  

Tuesday vs. 

Battle Lake 47-25 win

Henning hosted Battle Lake in a big game on Tuesday night as the two teams are currently in second and third place in the sub-section. Battle Lake has a solid team and came in with a 10-3 record.

Head coach Mike Hepola said the emphasis in practice was solid team defense with the appropriate help rotations. He said the girls did a great job of communicating and playing as a team, which allowed the Hornets to get out to a 22-12 halftime lead.  He said the Hornets did a great job by the entire team by keeping their focus and executing.  

In the second half the Hornets were able to continue to play solid defense and ultimately able to come away with the 47-25 victory.  

Offensively the Hornets would like to have a few more points, but their solid defense allowed the 47 to be enough.  

Henning was led offensively by Faith Fisher and Lyvia Misegades each with 14 points. Lily Fraki had a solid game just missing double figures with 8 points to go along with great help defense. Ally Hart 6 points, Natalie Eckhoff 3 points and Ava Eckhoff 2 points rounded out the scoring.  

Senior Emma Severson didn’t score in the game, but did a great job playing defense against their tough post player. Misegades and Fraki led the team in rebounding with 8 and 7 rebounds respectively. Fisher and Misegades led the team with 2 assists each, while Misegades also led the team with 4 steals.  

Individual Stats

Faith Fisher 14 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Lily Fraki 8 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals

Ally Hart 6 points, 3 rebounds

Emma Severson 3 rebounds

Aaliyah Olson 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Natalie Eckhoff 3 points, 2 rebounds

Lyvia Misegades 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals

Ava Eckhoff 2 points

Thursday at 

Pillager 54-40 loss

On Thursday night the Hornets traveled to Pillager for a tough conference game.  

The Hornets had beaten Pillager 54-50 earlier in the year in a tough battle so the team knew they would be in for a fight against a team coming in with a 11-4 record overall. The Hornets got off to a rough start as Pillager jumped out to a 10 point lead early on, but Henning battled back to tie it at one point.  

As good a job as Henning did as a team defensively against Battle Lake, they didn’t do a great job of their rotations in this one, which allowed Pillager to get a bunch of open 3-point looks. Coming into the game, Henning knew the Huskies were more than capable of dropping them in and they shot an incredible 10-21 from 3-point range. By comparison, Henning shot 1-15 from behind the 3-point line. 

Individually, the Hornets were led by Lyvia Misegades who finished with 23 points. Ally Hart did a great job of attacking the basket and finished in double figures as well with 10 points. Faith Fisher and Lily Fraki rounded out the scoring with 6 and 1 points respectively. Fraki led the team with 8 rebounds followed by Misegades with 7. Fisher led the team with 2 steals.  

Individual Stats

Faith Fisher 6 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals

Lily Fraki 1 point, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Ally Hart 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Emma Severson 3 rebounds

Aaliyah Olson 1 rebound

Natalie Eckhoff 3 rebounds

Lyvia Misegades 23 points, 7 rebounds

Saturday at 

Sebeka 57-41 win

On Saturday, the Hornets traveled to Sebeka for another conference game.  

Despite their record, the Hornets knew this wouldn’t be an easy game as Sebeka always plays hard and is very scrappy.  The girls did a great job of coming out focused as they were able to build a nice lead early.  Sebeka battled back, but Henning was still able to hold a 25-17 halftime lead.  

The second half continued to be a battle as Henning committed a few too many fouls, which sent the Trojans to the line 31 times in the game, but luckily they didn’t shoot it well from the free throw line. By compairson, the Hornets went 13-18 from the free throw line to hold off the Trojans down the stretch.

Individually the Hornets were led offensively by Lyvia Misegades with 23 points and Faith Fisher with 17 points. Ally Hart just missed double figures with a solid 9 points, while Lily Fraki, Aaliyah Olson, Natalie Eckhoff and Alivia Gunderson all finished with 2 points each.  

Misegades finished with a solid double-double grabbing a team high 15 rebounds. Despite Sebeka really focusing their defensive effort on her led the team with 4 assists.  

Individual Stats

Faith Fisher 17 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal

Lily Fraki 2 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist

Ally Hart 9 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

Emma Severson 1 steal

Aaliyah Olson 2 points, 1 assist

Gretchen Eckhoff 1 assist

Natalie Eckhoff 2 points, 2 rebounds

Lyvia Misegades 23 points, 15 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals

Alyvia Gunderson 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist