Frazee to host Perham on Thursday
By Chad Koenen
The Frazee boys basketball team dropped a pair of games in the Heart O’ Lakes Conference last week, but picked up some valuable game experience in the process.
After falling to Hawley on Tuesday night by a score of 78-40, the Hornets dropped a 63-31 game to Pelican Rapids on Thursday night.
This week the Hornets will travel to Ashby on Tuesday night, before hosting Perham on Thursday night.
Frazee was unable to overcome an early deficit as the Hornets fell to Hawley by a score of 78-40 on Tuesday night.
The Nuggets, thanks to shooting nearly 55 percent from the field, jumped out to a 46-14 lead and never looked back. The Hornets were able to nearly match Hawley’s score in the second half, but ultimately came up short in their Heart O’ Lakes Conference opener last week.
The Hornets show nearly 35 percent from the field, but went just 4-16 from behind the 3-point line. One of the biggest differences in the game came in the paint as the Nuggets held a 56-24 advantage and forced 31 Hornet turnovers.
Head coach Ryan Vigen said the Hornets will learn from the loss and look to continue to improve on the court throughout the season.
“Every game reminds us of what we need to work on and I believe this team is willing to put in the work to get better,” said Vigen.
The Hornets were led offensively by George Flynn, Alex Helmers and Nathan Johannsen who each had 7 points. Johannsen finished with 9 rebounds, while Flynn had 5.
Ian Cottrell scored 6 points in just 15 minutes, while Adam Vigen scored 5 points. Asher Blaine and Daniel Winn both hit a 3-point shot to finish with 3 points and Skyler Lehman rounded out the scoring with 2 points.
Frazee fell to 0-2 in the HOL Conference with a tough 63-31 loss to Pelican Rapids on Thursday night.
While the Hornets played well throughout the night, they were unable to overcome 25 turnovers and were outscored 42-14 in the paint.
Frazee shot 34.3 percent from the field in the game and passed the ball well throughout the night as they had 8 assists on 11 made shots from the field.
Johannsen and Kale Ovsak led the way offensively for the Hornets as they scored 7 points. Johannsen also led the team with 7 rebounds in the loss.
Cottrell scored 5 points, Blaine scored 4, Flynn and Helmers chipped in with 3 points and Mark Jaroszewski rounded out the scoring with 2 points.