By Brent Huelsmann
The Jr. Hornettes are off to a fast start this season, pushing their record to 10-1 on the season, with games against Sparta, DuQuoin, and Pinckneyville, this past week.
Nashville started off the week against Sparta on November 16, a game they won in dominating fashion. The Jr. Hornettes only build a three point lead after the first quarter, but pushed the lead to 15 before halftime. The Jr. Hornettes built their lead up to 27 points after the third quarter, and cruised to a 61-23 win. The Jr. Hornettes were led by Destyn Hausner and Reagen Burke, with 17 points in the game apiece. Addisyn Gale joined Hausner and Burke in double figures with 12 points in the game. Whitley Hunter scored five points in thea game, followed by Ashlyn Frazier with four points. Rylee Luechtefeld, Kiley Heidel, and Sabrina Kollbaum each scored two points in the game.
The Jr. Hornettes were back in action the next night as they traveled to take on DuQuoin. A close game throughout the first quarter, saw DuQuoin take a one point lead. The Jr. Hornettes came back to take the lead at halftime by four points. Nashville came out in the second half and continued to extend their lead to 10 points headed into the final stanza. The Jr. Hornettes would be able to keep the lead to win the game 42-29. Nashville was led by Gale with 10 points in the game. Kollbaum scored eight points for Nashville followed by Olivia Cook with seven points. Kinze Fox scored six points in the win, and Hausner scored five points. Burke had four points and Luechtefeld scored two points to round out the scoring.
Nashville's last game of the week saw them matched up against Pinckneyville. The Jr. Hornettes started off slow, trailing by four points after the first quarter, and by five points at halftime. The Jr. Hornettes came out in the second half and shut out Pinckneyville in the third quarter, and took the lead 23-16 heading into the fourth. The Jr. Hornettes would extend their lead in the fourth quarter and win the game by a finla of 31-20. Nashville was led by Gale with 14 points in the game. Kollbaum added seven points. Hausner and Burke each added four points and Fox added two points to round out the scoring.