The Hackett Sr High Hornets knew it wasn’t going to be an easy game when they were slated to face the Lavaca Golden Arrows who are undefeated in conference play. But that didn’t stop them from going all out and giving Lavaca everything they had. Last Friday night ended with the Hornets taking a 61-50 fall but they held strong and never stopped fighting. “We lost a hard-fought battle against Lavaca Friday night,” stated Coach Kent Elmore. “We have three important conference games in the next two weeks. If we take care of business, we will be sitting in a nice position for the district tournament.”
The Hackett Hornets now sit 5-14 in total season play, 3-6 in conference, and hold a total of 802 points. Dylan Kats finished the match with 19 points followed by Zach Gragg with 11, Tyler Satterfield with nine, Cash Oliver with seven, Jake Fisher with three, and Austin Cowell with one.
The Sr Hornets will get back to business on Friday, February 7 when they travel to Magazine to face the (4-13) Rattlers. Magazine also holds a 1-7 record in conference play. The last time these two teams faced each other, the Rattlers took the win by a two-point lead of 47-45. “I feel confident in our upcoming game. We have been playing good basketball as of late. The last game against the Rattlers, our focus was on other things.”
“The preparation and mindset was not where we needed it to be. We have to knock down shots and be patient on the offensive end. Magazine likes to sit back in a zone and we sometimes struggle to be patient when that happens. We control our own destiny for a good seeding and our guys are determined to get where we need to be.”
Photos courtesy of Mandy Foster