By Chad Koenen
The Frazee Hornets snapped a 30-game Heart O’ Lakes Conference losing streak on Tuesday night as the Hornets overcame a late deficit to defeat the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels by a score of 43-40. It was the first conference win for the Hornets since Feb. 18, 2020 when they defeated the Perham Yellowjackets by a score of 59-53 on the road.
In addition to the conference win last week, the Hornets defeated Verndale by a score of 66-49 in non-conference action and fell to Pelican Rapids on Saturday afternoon by a score of 48-30.
Frazee is currently 5-10 overall and 1-6 in the HOL Conference.
They will return to action on Tuesday night when they travel to Perham, before hosting Hawley on Friday night in a pair of HOL Conference games. On Saturday the Hornets will travel to NY Mills to take on the Eagles in non-conference action.
Brynn Larson scored 21 points and pulled down 9 rebounds as the Hornets defeated Verndale by a score of 66-49 on Monday night. Larson went 8-15 from the field and also chipped in with 4 assists in the win.
Jayden Sonnenberg recorded a double-double in the game as she scored 18 points to go along with 12 rebounds. Riyan Eckert also reached double figures as she scored 11 points, while Hailey Selly scored 8 points, Kaidence Mayfield scored 5 points, Kate Vigen scored 3 points and Ashley Malikowski rounded out the scoring with 2 points of her own.
POINTS: Riyan Eckert 6, Brynn Larson 4, Hailey Selly 3, Jayden Sonnenberg 3
ASSISTS: Hailey Selly 3, Brynn Larson 2, Riyan Eckert 2, Kaidence Mayfield 1
REBOUNDS: Brynn Larson 9, Jayden Sonnenberg 5, Riyan Eckert 3, Hailey Selly 2, Kaidence Mayfield 1
STEALS: Hailey Selly 4, Jayden Sonnenberg 4, Riyan Eckert 4, Kate Vigen 1, Sophia Strand 1, Brynn Larson 1, Kaidence Mayfield 1
BLOCKS: Brynn Larson 1
Trailing by 8 points late in their game against DGF on Tuesday night, the Frazee Hornets called a time out to regroup for the final minutes of action. The Hornets responded and battled back to pick up their first Heart O’ Lakes Conference win in almost three years by defeating the Rebels by a score of 43-40.
“The upperclassmen really showed great composure and poise in the last minutes of the games. They shared the ball extremely well and waited for a wide open shot,” said head coach Trey Henius. “Jayden Sonnenberg hit two clutch free throws in the last seconds to put us up by 3.”
The win snapped a 30-game conference losing streak for the Hornets that dated back to the end of the 2019-20 season. As a team, the Hornets shot just over 44 percent from the field and made their free throws down the stretch to keep the Rebels at bay.
Jayden Sonnenberg had a big night from the field as she scored 21 points off of just 8-14 shooting. She also went 5-7 from the free throw line and came away with 5 rebounds and 4 steals.
Brynn Larson joined Sonnenberg in double figures with 13 points and pulled down 9 rebounds for the second straight game. Riyan Eckert added 6 points and 5 rebounds, while Hailey Selly rounded out the scoring with 3 points.
POINTS: Riyan Eckert 11, Jayden Sonnenberg 9, Hailey Selly 8, Kaidence Mayfield 5, Kate Vigen 3, Brynn Larson 3, Ashley Malikowski 2
ASSISTS: Brynn Larson 4, Riyan Eckert 3, Kaidence Mayfield 3, Hailey Selly 2, Jayden Sonnenberg 2, Kate Vigen 1, Sophia Strand 1
REBOUNDS: Jayden Sonnenberg 12, Brynn Larson 7, Hailey Selly 5, Sophia Strand 3, Ashley Malikowski 2, Kate Vigen 1, Hailee Olson 1, Riyan Eckert 1
STEALS: Brynn Larson 4, Riyan Eckert 4, Kaidence Mayfield 3, Kate Vigen 2, Hailey Selly 2, Sophia Strand 1, Lillian Adams 1, Jayden Sonnenberg 1
BLOCKS: Kaidence Mayfield 1, Ashley Malikowski 1