Before the start of the Hornets game against Pinckneyville on February 9, the seniors from the Hornet basketball team, as well as the NCHS Cheerleading squad. Pictured: Tanner Bergmann, son of Mike and Susan Bergmann, Bryson Bultman, son of Jeremy and Sherrie Bultman; Kelton Harre, son of Jeff Harre and Kim Harre; Jacob Maschhoff, son of Brent and Becky Maschhoff; Joe Morris, son of Kim and Carrie Morris; Jenna Mcclintock, daughter of Mark McClintock and Yvonne Partelow; Parker Quillman, son of Sherry Phillips; Laney Renth, daughter of Ryan and Laura Renth; Kortney Stroud, daughter of Heather Stroud and Kenny Floyd
There is just one game left for the Nashville Hornets before they begin postseason play. Nashville closed out the home portion of their schedule with back to back wins over SIRR Mississippi Division rivals Carterville and Pinckneyville. The Hornets are 28-2 on the season with a 8-1 record in conference play. The Hornets can wrap up the Mississippi Division Championship with a win over DuQuoin in their final contest of the regular season on February 15.
The Hornets dominated the second half of play on their way to a 52-24 win over Carterville on February 8. The Hornets gave up just seven second half points in the contest to pick up their 27th win of the season.
The first eight minutes of play saw the two teams battle for control. Nashville rushed out to a 13-2 lead before Carterville made a run of their own. The Lions ended the first quarter on a 10-4 run to get back within five at the end of the first.
Carterville would get within two early in the second quarter on a three by Bryce Anderson, but it would be as close as they got. The Hornets quickly rattled off eight straight points to push the lead back to ten. At half, the Hornets led 27-17.
The Hornets put the game away after the break. After Carterville cut Nashville’s lead to 27-21, the Lions would not score again in the third quarter. Nashville ended the frame on a 14-0 run to take a 41-21 lead into the final stanza. Nashville was in cruise control from there. The Hornets outscored Carterville 11-3 as they came away with a 52-24 win.