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Jr. Hornettes Win Three

The Nashville Middle School Jr. Hornettes continued their strong season, winning three straight games, and pushed their record to 10-2 on the season. The Jr. Hornettes picked up wins over DuQuoin, Pinckneyville, and Chester.

On November 15, the Jr. Hornettes took control of the game in the second quarter, on their way to a 43-31 win over DuQuoin. After leading by just one after the first quarter, the Jr. Hornettes opened up the game in the second, extending their lead to eight points at halftime. Nashville continued to build their lead in the third, before closing out the 12 point victory in the fourth. Alyssa Cole led Nashville with 14 points in the game. Reagen Burke finished with 13 points, followed by Brianna Schorfheide with six points. Havelen Pierce, Kiley Heidel, and Ashlyn Frazier each finished with two points. The JV team lost to DuQuoin 27-8.

The Jr. Hornettes were back in action on November 17, defeating Pinckneyville 36-23. The Jr. Hornettes took a five point lead after the first quarter, and stretched it out to ten points at halftime. In the second half, the Jr. Hornettes were able to cruise to a 13 point win. Cole led Nashville in the win with 16 points. Sami Edwards added six points, while Burke and Whitley Hunter added five points apiece. Schorfheide and Daphne Kollbaum each finished with two points to round out the scoring. In the JV game, the Jr. Hornettes won 30-2.

The Jr. Hornettes finished up before Thanksgiving with a 48-28 win over Chester on November 21. A close game throughout the first half, Chester hung with Nashville, as they trailed by two points after the first quarter, and three points at halftime. The Jr. Hornettes broke the game open in the third, as they outscored Chester 15-4 in the third frame. In the fourth, Nashville was able to extend their lead, and cruise to a 20 point victory. Hunter led Nashville with 15 points in the win. Schorfheide added nine points, followed by Burke with seven points. Edwards added six points, while Jordan Donato and Heidel each sored four points. Pierce finished with two points, and Frazier finished with one point in the game. The JV team pushed their record to 10-4 with a 41-19 win.