By Megan Hecox
The Hackett Hornets Sr High basketball teams made their way up North last night to compete in the Bev Stone Border Classic in Omaha. Although both Hackett teams took a loss against the Flippin Bobcats, they didn’t go down without a fight. The (1-3) Lady Hornets fell 47-39 to the Lady Bobcats while the (0-4) Hornets come up short 58-48 against the Bobcats.
The Lady Hornets hit the court running when it was time to face the Lady Bobcats. The girls were quick and played toe to toe against their opponent. Sophomore Kayla Richarson led the team with 15 points. Senior Taylor Glass followed up with 12 points. The Lady Hornets played the game with such raw determination that they might just have to change their name to the Rim Reapers.
The Hornets were persistent in their efforts to let the Bobcats know that this was not going to be an easy game for them. That although only one team could win, they were going to fight tooth and nail to get there. Junior Dillon Kats netted 8 points for the Hornets. Following on his heels was junior Zach Gragg and sophomore Avery Hester tying with 7 points each.
Both Hornet teams are going back tonight for Round 2 of their jam session in the Bev Stone Border Classic. The boys will take on the Green Forest Tigers at 5:15 pm and the girls will face Mt.Judea at 6:30 pm.
“The strongest people aren’t always the people who win, but the people who don’t give up when they lose.”
Photos courtesy of Lonnie Hester
By Megan Hecox