Henning edge Pillager 65-32 in PRC

Photos by Chad Koenen
Faith Fisher scored 15 points in Monday’s non-conference game against Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal.

The Henning girls basketball team picked up a pair of wins last week to improve their record to 16-1 overall and 9-0 in the Park Region Conference. The Hornets have won 16 straight games since losing their opening game of the season to Class AA state ranked Perham by a score of 69-64.

This week the Hornets will have three games as they will host Staples-Motley on Monday night in a rescheduled game, before hosting Wadena-Deer Creek on Thursday night in a big contest between two of the top teams in the conference. On Saturday the Hornets will travel to Sebeka for their homecoming game in another conference clash.

Henning is currently ranked sixth in the state and ranked 11th in the QRF. 

Lilly Fraki scored 6 points during Thursday’s 65-32 win over Pillager. The Hornets are 16-1 overall and have won 16 consecutive games.

Jan. 23 at Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal 55-40 win

On Monday night the Hornets traveled up to Ulen to take on Norman County East/Ulen-Hitterdal, who are also in Henning’s section.  

Offensively the Hornets struggled a bit hitting the shots they have been hitting, but their defense allowed Henning to hold a nice 26-16 lead at halftime. Ally Hart had 12 of Henning’s first half points to keep us afloat.  

In the second half Henning scored a little better, but they did as well. The big difference in the game was Henning’s free throw shooting 14-16 for the game and some timely buckets and stops on the defensive end that allowed the Hornets to come away with a 55-40 win.  

Individually the Hornets were led by three girls in double figure scoring with Hart finishing with a team-high 18 points, followed by Lyvia Misegades and Faith Fisher with 15 and 11 points respectively.  Becca Frederick finished with 6 points, while Lily  Fraki 3 points and Alivia Gunderson 2 points rounded out the scoring.  

Misegades led the team with 7 rebounds, Fisher led with 4 assists and Hart led with 6 steals.  

Individual stats

Faith Fisher 11 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

Becca Frederick 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Lily Fraki 3 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Ally Hart 18 points, 3 rebounds, 6 steals

Gretchen Eckhoff 1 rebound, 1 steal

Natalie Eckhoff 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Lyvia Misegades 15 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals

Ava Eckhoff 1 rebound

Alivia Gunderson 2 points, 2 steals

Jan. 26 vs. Pillager 

65-32 win

On Thursday night the Hornets hosted Pillager in a Park Region Conference game.  

Pillager has all their girls back healthy and Henning knew they were a team that could give them fits. The girls responded by coming out and playing great defense early and getting great looks on the offensive end. As a result, the Hornets jumped out to a nice 38-20 lead at halftime.  The second half Henning tightened up the defense even more and came away with a 65-32 win. 

Individually, Henning was led by Lyvia Misegades with another double double of 24 points and 12 rebounds. 

Ally Hart had another solid game with 17 points. Faith Fisher could have easily joined them in double figures, but passed up a couple easy looks so that teammates could finish them as she had 8 points and 7 assists.  

Lily Fraki hit a couple timely 3-pointers in the first half and finished with 6 points, while Natalie Eckhoff 5 points, Ava Eckhoff 3 points and Gretchen Eckhoff 2 points rounded out the scoring. 

Misegades led with those 12 rebounds, Fisher led with 7 assists and Becca Frederick led the team with 3 steals.

Individual stats

Faith Fisher 8 points, 2 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals

Becca Frederick 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals

Lily Fraki 6 points, 2 rebounds

Ella Missling 1 rebound

Ally Hart 17 points 7 rebounds, 1 assist

Gretchen Eckhoff 2 points, 3 rebounds

Natalie Eckhoff 5 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals

Lyvia Misegades 24 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist

Ava Eckhoff 3 points, 3 rebounds