By: Michael Trotter
The Nashville girls basketball team started their week with a 35-32 win over DuQuoin on Monday night. The Hornettes jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the opening minutes. A big rally by the Lady Indians that included a 10-point run put them on top by four at halftime. Their lead was two points after three quarters, but Nashville outscored them 7-2 in the fourth period for the win.
Alyssa Cole had a great day on offense with 23 points while Halle Rueter and Taleni Kozuszeck put in four each, Daphne Kollbaum had 2 and Jordan Donato and Emily Schnitker added one apiece.
On Thursday Nashville lost their first game of the season to Anna-Jonesboro by a score of 37-32. The Hornettes led by as much as five points early in the second quarter before settling for a one-point lead at halftime. The Lady Wildcats took control of the contest in the third period when they outscored Nashville 9-4.
Cole scored 20 points, Donato had four and Kollbaum, Rueter, Schnitker and Emma Van Hise added two each.
Saturday morning Nashville hosted Highland. The Hornettes were originally scheduled to play Benton Saturday afternoon, but they dropped out in order to make up a postponed contest with Massac County. Three of the four quarters in the Nashville-Highland game were fairly even, but Highland’s 19-9 run in the third quarter was a big part of their 46-37 win.
Offensive leaders for the Hornettes were Cole with 19 points, Rueter with 10 and Kollbaum and Schnitker with four each.