Frazee defense forces 25 Sebeka turnovers in 66-51 win over the Trojans

By Chad Koenen

Publisher

Frazee secured its first win of the season as the Hornets defeated Sebeka 66-51 in non-conference action last week. On Friday the Hornets ran into a tough Pelican Rapids team as they came up on the short end of a 73-51 loss to the Vikings.

The Hornets are currently 1-2 on the season as they wind down the 2022 portion of their schedule. 

This week the Hornets will have just one game on their schedule as they will travel to Perham on Thursday night. Next week the Hornets will host Hawley on Tuesday night as part of a boys-girls split doubleheader. Frazee will also host Barnesville on Thursday night as part of another doubleheader with the girls team when they both host Barnesville. 

Tuesday

Frazee forced 25 Sebeka turnovers and shot just under 40 percent from the field as they defeated the Sebeka Trojans by a score of 66-51 on Tuesday night. The Hornets hit six 3-pointers and dominated the Trojans in the paint by holding a 38-14 margin down low.

On the defensive end of the court the Hornets came away with 17 steals that helped to lead to 23 points off of turnovers.  

Four Hornets reached double-figures in Frazee’s win over Sebeka with Alex Helmers leading the way with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Adam Vigen also finished with 15 points to go along with 6 rebounds. 

Carter Sonnenberg registered a double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Asher Blaine scored 13 points and finished with a team-high 5 steals. Nathan Longfors scored 6 points and Zachary Longfors rounded out the scoring with 3 points.

POINTS: Adam Vigen 15, Alex Helmers 15, Carter Sonnenberg 14, Asher Blaine 13, Nathan Longfors 6, Zachary Longfors 3

ASSISTS: Alex Helmers 5, Zachary Longfors 5, Carter Sonnenberg 3, Asher Blaine 2, Adam Vigen 1, Kale Ovsak 1, Nathan Longfors 1

REBOUNDS: Carter Sonnenberg 7, Kale Ovsak 4, Adam Vigen 3, Asher Blaine 2, Nathan Longfors 2, Zachary Longfors 2, Gage Post 1

STEALS: Asher Blaine 5, Zachary Longfors 4, Nathan Longfors 3, Alex Helmers 2, Adam Vigen 1, Kale Ovsak 1, Carter Sonnenberg 1

BLOCKS: Carter Sonnenberg 2 

Friday

The Hornets opened their Heart O’ Lakes Conference schedule with the tall task of traveling to Pelican Rapids on Friday night. Frazee played right with the Vikings throughout the first half, before Pelican Rapids went on a late run to take a 31-26 lead at halftime. 

“We got off to a great start.  I think the boys learned tonight that if we play hard and play together we can play some pretty good basketball.  Now we have to learn how to win,” said head coach Ryan Vigen.

Unfortunately, the Vikings were able to pull away from the Hornets a bit in the second half as they handed Frazee a 73-51 loss. 

Frazee shot just over 30 percent from the field and forced 19 Viking turnovers. The Hornets also came away with 14 steals that lead to 12 points off of turnovers on Friday night. 

Alex Helmers had a huge night from the floor as he finished with 25 points off of just 8-15 shooting. He went an astounding 7-10 from behind the 3-point line to lead all Hornet scorers on Friday. 

“Alex shot the ball extremely well tonight. I knew it was just a matter of time before shots started falling for him,” said Vigen. 

Adam Vigen also reached double-figures as he finished with 12 points, while Asher Blaine scored 4 points, Zachary Longfors finished with 3 points, Kale Ovsak scored 2 points, Nathan Longfors scored 2 points, Carter Sonnenberg scored 2 points and Logan Brekke rounded out the scoring with 1 point.

POINTS: Alex Helmers 25, Adam Vigen 12, Asher Blaine 4, Zachary Longfors 3, Kale Ovsak 2, Nathan Longfors 2, Carter Sonnenberg 2, Logan Brekke 1

ASSISTS: Asher Blaine 3, Nathan Longfors 3, Carter Sonnenberg 3, Alex Helmers 2, Adam Vigen 1, Zachary Longfors 1

REBOUNDS: Asher Blaine 2, Kale Ovsak 2, Carter Sonnenberg 2, Zachary Longfors 2, Adam Vigen 1, Mason Krieg 1, Drew Mekalson 1, Nathan Longfors 1

STEALS: Asher Blaine 2, Adam Vigen 2, Alex Helmers 2, Gage Post 2, Cael Pausch 1, Kale Ovsak 1, Drew Mekalson 1, Nathan Longfors 1, Carter Sonnenberg 1, Zachary Longfors 1

BLOCKS: Carter Sonnnenberg 2