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Junior Hornettes Advance In Regional

Nashville Middle School wrapped up its regular season with two wins by the Junior Hornettes before beating Sesser in the first round of regional play.

Nashville crushed Salem 54-14 on Jan. 10.

After building a double-digit lead in the first half, NMS put the game on ice with a 16-4 run in the third quarter.

Libby Ahlers set the pace with 14 points, and Kylie Kozuszek added a dozen of her own. Sabrina Kollbaum and Addisyn Gale scored six apiece, Reagen Burke and Rylee Luechtefeld each had four points, and Brittnie Bartling, Anniston Grabowski, Kinze Fox and Carli Hoffman each had two points.

NMS also won the B-game 19-16. Gale scored eight points, Fox had seven, and Brianna Schorfheide and Whitley Hunter rounded out the scoring with two apiece.

The Junior Hornettes wrapped up the regular season with a 60-34 blowout of Chester Jan. 12.

Nashville took command early with a 22-4 win and cruised the rest of the way for the win.

Hoffman scored 14 points to lead NMS, and Ahlers hit double figures with 13. Burke scored nine points, Kozuszek had eight, Grabowski and Kollbaum each tipped in six and Gale finished with four points.

Nashville also won the B-game 34-10. Olivia Cook and Gale had six points each, Burke had five, Luechtefeld, Kiley Heidal and Hunter went for four apiece, Destyn Hausner and Kollbaum recorded two points each, and Samantha Edwards had a point in the win.

After finishing the regular season with a record of 16-4, the Junior Hornettes opened up regional play with a 28-8 win over Sesser last week.

Nashville used another quick start to take control, outscoring Sesser 9-1 in the first quarter on the way to the win.

Hoffman scored 13 points to lead NMS, Libby Ahlers added five, Kozuszek and Kollbam had four apiece, and Gale went for two in the win.

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