Faith Fisher tips the ball away from Bella Bauck of New York Mills during Friday’s game against the Eagles.

The varsity girls basketball team had a pair of games last week and were able to come away with a couple wins to improve their overall record to 21-1 for the season.  The second game of the week was a big conference game against New York Mills, who was in second place in the conference, and the girls came out victorious to ensure themselves the Park Region Conference championship with a three game lead with just two conference games remaining.  

Ava Eckhoff comes down with a rebound on Friday night.

This upcoming week the Hornets have their final two Park Region Conference games as they host Verndale in a boys/girls double-header Tuesday night, before they travel to Bertha-Hewitt on Friday night.  

Henning is currently ranked fifth in the state and have won 21 straight games, following their opening night loss to Perham, who is currently ranked ninth in Class AA. 

Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Browerville 61-23 win

On Tuesday evening the Hornets traveled to Browerville to take on the Tigers.  

The game started off in a back and forth battle with Henning holding a small lead of 17-12 with about 12 minutes remaining in the first half. After a timeout Henning came out and dominated the rest of the game holding Browerville to just 3 more points in the first half to hold a 31-15 lead going into the break.  

The second half the girls continued the good defense holding them to just 8 more points and won by the final score of 61-23.  

Individually the Hornets were led offensively by Ally Hart with 21 points. Faith Fisher and Lyvia Misegades joined Hart in double digits with 12 and 10 points respectively.  

Gretchen Eckhoff and Lily Fraki both had solid nights with 5 points each. Natalie Eckhoff finished with 3 points, while Becca Frederick 2 points, Alivia Gunderson 2 points and Ava Eckhoff 1 point rounded out the scoring.  

Misegades finished with another double-double grabbing a team high 12 rebounds.  Becca led the team with 3 assists.

Individual stats

Faith Fisher 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Becca Frederick 2 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists

Lily Fraki 5 points, 4 rebounds, 

Ella Missling 1 rebound, 1 steal

Ally Hart 21 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists

Aaliyah Olson 2 rebounds

Gretchen Eckhoff 5 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal

Natalie Eckhoff 3 points, 7 rebounds

Lyvia Misegades 10 points, 12 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Ava Eckhoff 1 point, 6 rebounds 1 assist

Alivia Gunderson 2 points, 1 steal

Friday, Feb. 10 vs. New York Mills 58-48 win

On Friday the Hornets hosted a very good New York Mills team in a boys/girls double-header.  

The Hornets and Eagles were the top two teams in the conference and had a tight battle in the first matchup. The first half was another battle as Henning held a slight halftime lead of 26-24. In the second half, Henning was able to extend the lead a bit before winning by the final score of 58-48.

Something that doesn’t necessarily show up in the box score is how big Henning’s subs of Ava Eckhoff, Gretchen Eckhoff and Aaliyah Olson came up for the Hornets in the first half when Henning had some foul issues and at times in the second half as well. They didn’t score a ton of points, but played tough defense and handled their responsibilities wonderfully.  

Individually the Hornets were led offensively by Lyvia Misegades with 22 points. Faith Fisher 15 points and Ally Hart 12 points joined her in double figures. Becca Frederick 5 points, Natalie Eckhoff 2 points and Ava Eckhoff 2 points rounded out the scoring. 

Misegades had another double-double with 13 rebounds and Becca Frederick from her guard position had a great night grabbing 12 rebounds. Frederick led the team with 5 assists while Fisher led with 5 steals.

Individual stats

Faith Fisher 15 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals

Becca Frederick 5 points, 12 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals

Ally Hart 12 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals

Aaliyah Olson 2 rebounds

Gretchen Eckhoff 1 rebound

Natalie Eckhoff 2 points, 8 rebounds

Lyvia Misegades 22 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Ava Eckhoff 2 points, 2 rebounds