The Hackett Jr Lady Hornets are starting their final week of regular season play until next week’s Districts. The Lady Hornets ended last week on a high note after taking a 35-24 win against the Waldron Jr Lady Bulldogs on Friday night. With a slow start to the first quarter which ended with a score of 8-3 Hackett, the pace started picking up big time for the Lady Hornets. Hackett was able to hold Waldron to just 5 points to go into halftime up 22-8. The Lady Bulldogs ruled the defense department in the third quarter by keeping the Lady Hornets grounded with just two points. But for the big finish, Hackett managed to release themselves from the Lady Bulldogs grip and go big for the win.
“Some of the things we have been pushing hard in practice are starting to show up in games and I’m so proud of them,” expressed Coach Broc Adams. Sitting on top with a bunch of points for the Lady Hornets, 18 to be exact, was Alex Bunch. Jessie Mendenhall scooped up 8 points against the Lady Bulldogs. And Aaliyah Escoffier and Maya Carter flew in and netted 5 and 4 points respectively. Leading the pack for the Lady Bulldogs was Emilee McConnell with 13 points followed by Kaylee Underwood with 6.
For Round 2 of conference play, the Jr Lady Hornets will host the Cedarville Lady Pirates tonight, February 1. In their first match-up, the Lady Pirates dropped anchor on the Lady Hornets with a score of 41-37 Cedarville. But with Hackett having homecourt advantage, its not going to be very easy to pierce through the Lady Hornets hive!