Jr. Hornettes Win Two Of Three

By Brent Huelsman

The Nashville Middle School Jr. Hornettes have won two of their past three games to move their record to 12-3 on the season. The Jr. Hornettes picked up wins over Chester and Murphysboro, but dropped a contest to Murphysboro.

Nashville picked up a 28-23 win over Chester on November 20. The Jr. Hornettes got off to a fast start in a low scoring first quarter, as Nashville led 6-1 at the end of the first. Chester chipped away in the second, to cut the Jr. Hornettes halftime advantage to 16-12.

In the second half, the Jr. Hornettes could not get more breathing room, as Chester stayed with them the entire way. At the end of the third, the Jr. Hornettes still held a four point advantage at 23-19. In the fourth, Chester could not make a comeback, as the Jr. Hornettes were able to pick up their 11th win of the season 28-23.

Nashville was led by Jordan Donato with eight points. Daphne Kollbaum added six points, followed by Hailey Baugh and Baylie Newman with four points apiece.  Daci Finke, Emme Paszkiewicz and Annie Ahlers each score two points in the win.

The JV team won 46-6 over Chester.

On November 27, the Jr. Hornettes were back in action as they traveled to take on Aviston. Nashville fell behind early, and could not make a comeback as Aviston took the win 43-22. The Jr. Hornettes were without Alyssa Cole in the game due to a concussion.

The Jr. Hornettes kept the game close in the first, but still trailed 9-6 as the second quarter got underway. Aviston was able to push their lead to nine at the break, and pushed their lead to 16 at the end of three. In the fourth, Aviston cruised to a 43-22 win.

Donato and Newman each had four points to lead the Jr. Hornettes. Finke, Korbi Rhine, Paszkiewicz, Kollbaum, Ryan Stiegman, Baugh, and Emma Eberhart all had two points in the loss.

JV picked up a win 28-16 over Aviston.

Nashville got back on the winning track with a 48-16 win on the road in Murphysboro on November 30. The Jr. Hornettes led 9-4 after the first quarter, and put the game away in the second. Nashville outscored Murphysboro 17-3 to take a 26-7 lead into the break. After halftime, the Jr. Hornettes continued to extend their lead over Murphysboro. The Jr. Hornettes led 42-12 at the end of three, and cruised to a 48-16 win in the fourth.

Paszkiewicz led the way with 13 points in the win, followed by Donato with 11. Kollbaum scored six points, while Ahlers added five points. Hope Liszewski and Baugh each finished with four points in the win. Newman scored three poitns for the Jr. Hornettes, and Rhine rounded out the scoring with two points.

The JV team won 54-5, and their record is now also 12-3 on the season.

The Jr. Hornettes are back in action, Thursday at home against DuQuoin.