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Jr. Hornettes Win Two Of Three

The Nashville Middle School Jr. Hornettes basketball team has won two of their past three games. The Jr. Hornettes defeated Rome on November 19, before falling to Aviston in their last game of November. The Jr. Hornettes bounced back from the loss against Aviston to defeat Murphysboro on December 1.

The Jr. Hornettes last game before Thanksgiving was a 40-17 win over Rome on November 19. Nashville took an eight point lead early as they outscored Rome 10-2 in the first quarter. Rome was able to chip away at the lead, but the Jr. Hornettes still held a six point lead as the teams went in at halftime. Nashville came out in the third, and put the game out of reach, as they outscored Rome 12-2 in the third quarter. In the fourth, Nashville cruised to a 40-17 win.

The Jr. Hornettes were led in the game by Alyssa Cole, who finished with 18 points in the win. Cole was joined in double figures by Brianna Schorfheide, who finished with 10 points. Sami Edwards scored six points in the game, followed by Emme Paszkiewicz, Kiley Heidel, and Whitley Hunter, who each finished with two points in the win.

In the JV game, the Jr. Hornettes came out victorious with a 28-22 win.

The Jr. Hornettes dropped just their third game of the season as they lost 40-21 to the Lady Eagles of Aviston on November 28. Aviston jumped out to a five point lead after the first, and extended their lead to 12 points at the halftime break. In the third, Aviston put the game away, outscoring Nashville 15-6 in the frame. The Jr. Hornettes could not muster a comeback as they lost 40-21.

Nashville was led by Schorfheide and Hunter, who each finished with six points in the game. Cole and Edwards each finished with three points in the loss, while Daphne Kollbaum finished with two points. Burke finished with one point to round out the scoring.

In the JV game, Nashville defeated Aviston 27-21.

The Jr. hornettes bounced back from the loss against Aviston to win their first game of December 39-31 over Murphysboro. Nashville held an 8-4 lead after the first quarter, that ballooned to a 23-13 lead at halftime. After halftime, Murphysboro could not muster a comeback as Nashville got the eight point win.

Nashville was led by Hunter who finished with 13 points in the win. Schorfeide and Cole joined Hunter in double figures with 11 and 10 points respectively. Burke and Edwards each finished with two points apiece, and Kollbaum finished with one point.

In the JV game, Nashville won 39-7.

The Jr. Hornettes record is 12-3.