By Travis Volz
Despite playing one of their best games of the year, the Nashville Hornettes came up a little short in the championship of the Wesclin Sectional Friday night.
The Hornettes squad played an inspired game against a heavily-favored Breese (Central) team but came up just short, falling 37-33.
“I could not be any prouder of them,” Nashville coach Wayne Harre said. “They just played so hard out there, and I could not ask for anything more.”
Nashville led with less than two minutes to play, but the Cougars scored the last seven points of the ballgame to put an end to the Hornettes’ season.
“For us to be ahead like that late in the game was almost unbelievable,” said Wayne Harre. “But the girls played so hard, they just didn’t have much left at the end.”
In her final varsity game, senior Jordi Harre left everything on the floor. She finished with 17 points, 15 of which came in the second half.
Nashville dominated the first quarter. Harre and Mackenzie McFeron had buckets and Emily Thompson knocked down a big three-pointer to stake the Hornettes to an early 9-2 lead.
But the Cougars thundered back into it in the second quarter. Janie Holle had a putback and Paige Kasten hit a triple, but Central scored 15 points before halftime to take a 17-14 lead.
For More, Please Read The February 25 Edition Of The Nashville News.