The Hackett Jr High Lady Hornets definitely experienced some ups and downs during their 2019-2020 basketball season but one thing remained the same. No matter how hard things got, they never threw in the towel. And in the end, it was that kind of thinking that paid off for Hackett. Seeded #3 in District play, the Jr Lady Hornets took down the Lavaca Lady Arrows in the semi-finals to move on to the championship round to face the #1 seeded Hector Lady Wildcats on Saturday, February 15.
Hackett knew this wasn’t going to be an easy task but they took the bull by the horns, none the less, and gave the battle everything they had. The Lady Hornets finished the match under Hector 42-27 giving them the title of District Runner-Ups and finishing the season with a record of 17-6. “We were able to cut the lead to six in the 4th but just ran out of gas,” explained Coach Broc Adams.
Alex Bunch led the Lady Hornets with 11 points followed by Teonna Best with six, Abby McBride with four, Kyleigh Hill with three, Aaliyah Escoffier with two, and Tori Blanton with one. “I think we had a phenomenal year! These girls bought into everything we did and worked extremely hard. I was most impressed with how great they were at being teammates and pushing each other to get better together. It was a fun process to watch. We only had a couple of girls returning that got much playing time last year so it speaks volumes to the amount of work they put in to get to where they were. I’m very proud of my Jr Lady Hornets!”
Photo courtesy of Dave and Desiree Slavens