Fourth ranked Hornets fall to second ranked Eagles
Sports | Published on February 15, 2022 at 2:07pm EST | Author: Chad Koenen0
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In a game that could have just as easily been played at Target Center, rather than a Park Region Conference regular season game in New York Mills, the Henning Hornets traveled to NY Mills on Tuesday night in a battle against a pair of top ranked teams.
The Eagles, who are currently ranked second in the state, defeated the fourth ranked Hornets by a score of 58-56 in overtime earlier in the season. This time around the Eagles didn’t need overtime to upend the Hornets as they defeated Henning by a score of 77-66 in front of a packed crowd in NY Mills.
NY Mills led by a score of 38-33 after a late charge and 3-pointer at the buzzer cut the lead to just single digits. The Eagles continued to be able to get layups and transition points in the second half to come away with an important sub section and conference win over the Hornets.
“Our guys played hard, but we gave up too many layups to New York Mills. On the offensive end, their pressure made us play faster than we wanted. New York Mills was simply better than us tonight,” said head coach Randy Misegades.
Henning was led offensively by four players who all reached double figures with Tanner Arndt leading the way with 17 points and 7 rebounds. Calvin Stueve scored 14 points and had 6 rebounds, while Mason Hammer and Tyson Misegades each chipped in with 10 points apiece. Carter Dilly hit three 3-pointers to finish with 9 points, Kale Misegades finished with 4 points and a team high 6 assists, while Lane Dilly rounded out the scoring with 2 points.
The loss drops the Hornets to 16-2 on the season and 9-2 in the Park Region Conference.
This week the Hornets will look to rebound in non-conference action when they host West Central Area on Tuesday night and travel to Brandon-Evansville on Thursday.
On Friday they will get back into conference action as they will host Bertha-Hewitt.