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Hackett Jr’s Shoot Down The Little Johns

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On Monday night, the Danville Little Johns and Lady Little Johns invaded the Hackett Jr High Hornets and Lady Hornets with the hopes of makin’ it rain. But Hackett always comes prepared and after their teams were done flooding Danville’s dreams, it was the Little Johns and Lady Little Johns who were left wishing they had brought their waders.

#11 Aaliyah Escoffier

The Lady Jr High Hornets have struggled to come out on top in their last few games so to say that last night’s victory was big is an understatement. Hackett was able to keep the lead by always staying a few plays ahead which allowed them to walk away with a 28-21 win over the Lady Little Johns. Aaliyah Escoffier led the team with 11 points trailed by Alex Bunch with 7 including a 3 point, Alona Rothwell and Jessie Mendenhall with 4 each and Makenzie Freeman with 2.

#20 Alona Rothwell

“It was a great night to be a Lady Hornet,” exclaimed head coach, Broc Adams. “The first game out of the break is always tough but we battled through it and the girls made adjustments that ultimately lead us to a win! I am very proud of them. Now to get ready for another big set of games tonight against Mountainburg!”

#23 Makenzie Freeman

For the Hornets, they saw not one but two victories from their sweep over Danville last night with not only the Jr High team taking a 41-36 win but the 7th Grade Hornets earning a 24-10 triumph as well. “We played a great game against a good physical Danville team,” explained head coach, Kent Elmore. “We are slowly getting bodies back from being quarantined and it’s helping our depth a lot. Cole Ketchum and Eli Slavens continue to score the ball really well for us. Wyatt Hester and Dawsyn Clay are absolute workhorses for us and give us energy all throughout the game.”

The Hornets taking control of the ball

“Hayden Foster and Datyn Clay are really playing into their role and becoming better basketball players daily. The growth from day one has been exceptional!” Eli Slavens ended the match with 12 points including 1 3-pointer followed by Cole Ketchum with 10 with 6 of those points coming from 2 three-pointers, Hayden Foster with 8, Dawsyn Clay with 6, Wyatt Hester with 3, and Brycen Hamilton 2.

#1 Brycen Hamilton

#4 Wyatt Hester

The Jr High Hornets

On Tuesday, December 1, Hackett will host the Mountainburg Dragons

On Thursday, December 3, the Jr High squads will travel to Dover to take on the Pirates

Photos courtesy of Amanda Hester and Bridget Freeman

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