Hornets improve to 11-0 in Park Region Conference

Photo by Chad Koenen
Becca Frederick races up the court during a recent game in Henning. The Henning senior has helped the Hornets win 19 straight games and a 19-1 record overall.

The varsity girls basketball team had three games this past week and were able to come away with three wins to improve their overall record to 19-1 on the season and 11-0 in the Park Region Conference.  

Head coach Mike Hepola said he is proud of the great team efforts and the girls staying focused throughout their recent stretch of games. He said the team knows there are still things they will need to get stronger at as they get closer to the playoffs.

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Lyvia Misegades scored 23 points and pulled down 10 rebounds during Saturday’s 61-21 win over Sebeka on Saturday. 

This week the Hornets have two games as they travel to Browerville on Tuesday night, before hosting conference and sub-section opponent New York Mills in a big game which is part of a boys/girls double-header on Friday night. 

Henning is currently ranked fifth in the state and their lone loss is to Class AA seventh ranked Perham. 

Several teams in Section 6A are ranked including Hancock at fourth, Underwood at 12th and Breckenridge at 14thth.  

Monday vs. Staples-Motley 79-49 win

On Monday night the Hornets hosted Staples-Motley in a make-up game from an earlier snow out.  The team did a great job coming out offensively as they were able to hold a 41-23 halftime lead.  The offense continued to click well in the second half as Henning ended up winning by the final score of 79-49.  

Individually, the Hornets were led offensively by Lyvia Misegades with 30 points, including 19 in the first half.  Faith Fisher joined Misegades in double figures with 13 points including 11 in the first half.  

Ally Hart and Becca Frederick both had a solid 8 points, while Ava Eckhoff did a great job coming off the bench as she finished with 7 points. Lily Fraki 5 points, Alivia Gunderson 4 points, Aaliyah Olson and Natalie Eckhoff 2 points each rounded out the scoring.  

Natalie Eckhoff and Misegades led the team with 7 rebounds each, while Eckhoff also led the team in assists with 4.  Misegades led the team with 4 steals.  

Individual stats

Faith Fisher 13 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals

Becca Frederick 8 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist

Lily Fraki 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal

Ella Missling 1 rebound

Ally Hart 8 points, 3 assists, 3 steals

Aaliyah Olson 2 points, 1 rebound

Gretchen Eckhoff 1 assist, 3 steals

Natalie Eckhoff 2 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists

Lyvia Misegades 30 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals

Ava Eckhoff 7 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Alivia Gunderson 4 points, 1 steal

Thursday vs. Wadena-

Deer Creek 63-52 win

On Thursday night Henning hosted Wadena-Deer Creek in a big conference game. 

Head coach Mike Hepola said WDC has a very talented team and the team knew it would be a battle.  The girls did a great job coming out and building a big lead right away as Henning was up by 20 early, but Hepola said the Hornets knew WDC wouldn’t go away. A combination of a little cold streak for Henning and them starting to get things rolling saw the Hornets with a slight 33-27 lead going into halftime.  

The second half the girls responded with another nice run to get the lead back up to 20, but another WDC run got it back into single digits before we finally were able to walk away with a 63-52 win.  

Hepola said this was a game that the team can hopefully learn from as the girls did a great job of withstanding those runs, which were due more to the Wolverines finding their shooting strokes and not necessarily because of bad defense.  

Offensively the Hornets were once again led by Lyvia Misegades and Faith Fisher both in double figures as Misegades finished with a game high 24 points and Fisher finished with 12 points. Lily Fraki and Natalie Eckhoff both flirted with double figures finishing with 9 and 8 points respectively. Ally Hart 6 points and Becca Frederick 4 points rounded out the scoring.  

Misegades finished with a double-double as she led the team with 10 rebounds. Hart and Frederick both had a team high 5 assists and Fisher led the team with 3 steals.  

Individual stats

Faith Fisher 12 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals

Becca Frederick 4 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals

Lily Fraki 9 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Ally Hart 6 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal

Gretchen Eckhoff 1 rebound

Natalie Eckhoff 8 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal

Lyvia Misegades 24 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals

Ava Eckhoff 1 rebound

Saturday at 

Sebeka 61-21 win

On Saturday night the Hornets traveled up to Sebeka for a conference match-up during their homecoming festivities.  The girls continued to stay focused and came out playing well as they held a 30-12 halftime lead.  The second half continued to be strong play and that led to a 61-21 final score for the win.  

Henning had three players finish in double digit scoring led by Lyvia Misegades with 23 points, followed by Ally Hart 14 points and Faith Fisher 10 points.  

Lily Fraki had a solid game finishing with 7 points. Alivia Gunderson 4 points, Aaliyah Olson 2 points and Natalie Eckhoff 1 point rounded out our scoring.  

Misegades finished with another double-double as she led the team with 10 rebounds while Fisher just missed the double-double with 9 rebounds fellow guard Natlie Eckhoff joined her with 9 rebounds, which are great efforts from their guard positions. 

Fisher and Natalie Eckhoff also led the team with 5 assists each, while Fraki and Misegades led the team with 4 steals each.  

Individual stats

Faith Fisher 10 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals

Lily Fraki 7 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals

Ella Missling 1 steal

Ally Hart 14 points, 1 rebound, 3 assists, 3 steals

Tiffany Weber 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Aaliyah Olson 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists

Gretchen Eckhoff 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Natalie Eckhoff 1 point, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals

Lyvia Misegades 23 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals

Ava Eckhoff 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Alivia Gunderson 4 points