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Hornets Win Two

Carson Parker dribbles around a DuQuoin defender during the Hornets 51-41 win over the Indians on January 11. The game was played a day early due to forcasted inclement weather. Parker scored 17 points in the win, which was tied for the team-high for Nashville.
By Brent Huelsmann
The Hornets picked up two road wins as they played their final games before the start of the Nashville Invitational Tournament. The Hornets needed overtime to defeat Greenville on January 9, before finishing out the first half of conference play with a win over DuQuoin on January 11. The Hornets began play in the NIT with a game against Brentwood on January 16. The Hornets will play again in the NIT on Friday night when they take on Central.
The Hornets needed an extra quarter, but pulled away in overtime as they defeated Greenville 46-40 on January 9. The Hornets led most of the contest, but a furious second half rally by the Comets forced an overtime period.
Nashville defense held the Comets scoreless in the first quarter as they rushed out to an 8-0 lead. The Hornets were able to build on their lead in the second, and took an 18-7 lead into the break.
The second half belonged to Greenville. The Comets connected three times from behind the arc, and added four baskets inside the arc to cut an 11 point deficit to just two with one quarter to play. Overall, Greenville outscored Nashville 17-8 in the third quarter.
In the fourth Greenville connected two more times from behind the arc and were able to force overtime as they outscored the Hornets 12-10 in the frame.
Overtime belonged to the Hornets as they went 6-7 from the charity stripe as they outscored Greenville 10-4 in overtime to take the win.
Bryce Bultman led Nashville with 18 points in the win. Carson Parker scored eight points in the win, followed by Cameron Parker and Matt Anderson each had six points apiece. Tanner Bergmann and Jake Haley rounded out the scoring with four points.
The Hornets were back in action on January 11 as they took on DuQuoin. The game was originally scheduled for January 12, but inclement weather forced the teams to play the game a day early.
Nashville got the lead early, and steadily built their lead throughout the game as they defeated the Indians 51-41 to move to 4-1 in conference play midway through the conference season.
The Hornets jumped out to a 15-8 lead at the end of the first, and held a 26-20 lead at the break.
After halftime, the Hornets continued to build on their lead. They outscored the Indians 13-10 in the third quarter, and led 39-30 as they headed into the final stanza.
In the fourth, DuQuoin could not mount a comeback as the Hornets took the game 51-41.
Bultman and Carson Parker each had 17 points to lead Nashville in the win. Anderson added nine points, followed by Bergmann with six points. Haley had four points in the win.

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