Monday, January 6 was a huge night for both Hackett Jr High Hornet boys and girls teams. With their first game of the new decade, the Hornets and Lady Hornets were ready to lay down the law as they hosted the Mulberry Yellow Jackets. Hackett has been putting in long practice hours on the court while establishing a formula they hope will fly them to the top.
Last night, Hackett got to reap the benefits of all their hard work as both teams were victorious against the Yellow Jackets. The Lady Hornets went first and were fast and furious right out of the gate. Never missing a beat, Hackett set the offensive bar high and the Lady Yellow Jackets never could quit catch up. Ending with a final blow-out score of 32-13, Kyleigh Hill led her team in scoring with nine points while also earning four steals.
Lilly Slavens and Alex Bunch followed with five points apiece with Bunch gaining four steals as well. Tori Blanton logged four points along with seven rebounds. Abby McBride, Hannah Fox, and Aaliyah Escoffier combined for seven points. And Alona Rothwell netted two points, four rebounds, and three steals on the game.
Defense was the name of the game for the Jr Hornets. Both Hackett and Mulberry kept control of their side of the court and what the game boiled down to was who had enough fire left in them to push through till the end. With the closing of the fourth quarter, it was the Hornets that wanted the win more ending the game on top 18-14.
Making 13 of those points was Wyatt Hester trailed by Cole Ketchum and Seth Crane with two each and Josh Atchley with one. With this victory, the Hornets move to 3-6 on the year. Up next for the Jr Hornets will be County Line at home on Thursday, January 9 with 7th grade starting at 4:30 p.m.