Henning winning streak hits 23 games

Photo by Chad Koenen
Lyvia Misegades recorded a pair of double-doubles last week as she helped the fourth ranked Henning Hornets improve to 23-1 on the season. They have won 23 straight games after losing their regular season opener to Perham.

Congratulations to the varsity girls basketball team as they finished the Park Region Conference season with a perfect 14-0 record to become Park Region Conference champions.

This past week the Hornets had their last two conference games as they hosted Verndale on Tuesday night for parents night and then traveled to Bertha-Hewitt on Friday to take on the Bears. 

“Recaps of both games are below, but I want to take this time to once again thank all the parents for all the sacrifices they make not only during the season but in the off-season to help their daughters and allow them to be a part of the Henning Hornet basketball family,” said head coach Mike Hepola. “Thank you all so much for allowing me to be a small part of your daughter’s life.”

This upcoming week is the final week of the regular season and the Hornets play two section opponents as they host a really good Underwood team on Tuesday night, before traveling to Parkers Prairie on Thursday night for their final regular season game.  

vs. Verndale Tuesday, Feb. 14, 59-45 win

On Tuesday night the Hornets hosted Verndale and were missing a couple of players. It took us a while to get adjusted, but the Hornets held a slight 22-21 halftime lead. In the second half Henning got things going a bit better on the offensive end and came away with a 59-45 win.  

The Hornets had a variety of different players hit some really big shots for them in this one and it was a great team win.  Natalie Eckhoff and Alivia Gunderson hit five big 3-point shots when Verndale was doubling down on Lyvia Misegades in the post and that was huge for the Hornets.  

Individually the Hornets were led in scoring by Lyvia Misegades with 19 points. She was joined in double-figures by Natalie Eckhoff with 12 points (including three big 3-pointers) and Becca Frederick with 10 points. Ally Hart finished with 7 points.  Alivia Gunderson came in and hit a couple really big 3-point shots and finished with 6 points. Ava Eckhoff finished with 4 points and Gretchen Eckhoff 1 point. 

Misegades had another double-double with a team high 12 rebounds, she also led the team with 4 steals. Hart and Frederick led the team with 4 assists each. 

Individual stats

Becca Frederick 10 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals

Ally Hart 7 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

Aaliyah Olson 1 assist

Gretchen Eckhoff 1 point, 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Natalie Eckhoff 12 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Lyvia Misegades 19 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals

Ava Eckhoff 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist

Alivia Gunderson 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal

at Bertha Friday, Feb. 17, 67-46 win

On Friday the Hornets traveled to Bertha to take on the Bears in Henning’s final conference game.  The girls came out with a good first half as the Hornets held a nice 41-15 lead going into the break.  The second half Henning tried a couple of different things and just didn’t get things rolling on either end of the court, but were still able to win by the final score of 67-46 to wrap-up the conference season 14-0. 

Individually Henning was led by Lyvia Misegades with another double-double with team highs in points 26 and rebounds 10.  Faith Fisher returned from her illness and finished in double figures with 13 points, while Ally Hart joined Fisher and Misegades in double figure scoring with 12 points.  

Natalie Eckhoff and Becca Frederick both finished with 5 points each while Ava Eckhoff 4 points and Aaliyah Olson 2 points rounded out the scoring.

Fisher led the team with 5 assists and Misegades led with 4 steals.

That win improved the girls record to 23-1 overall as they now have two more games in the regular season this week. The Hornets are currently ranked fourth in the state.   

Individual stats

Faith Fisher 13 points, 5 assists, 3 steals

Becca Frederick 5 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist

Ella Missling 2 steals

Ally Hart 12 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists

Aaliyah Olson 2 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal

Gretchen Eckhoff 5 rebounds

Natalie Eckhoff 5 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal

Lyvia Misegades 26 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals

Ava Eckhoff 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals

Alivia Gunderson 1 rebound