The Miller Grove Hornets were looking to keep their hot start going this weekend, as they play in North Hopkins’ Freeman Parish Tournament. The Hornets opened things up with a game against CHAAMP HomeSchool in Mount Pleasant.
The Hornets got off to a strong start, controlling the game from the very beginning. Miller Grove held CHAAMP to just five points in the opening frame, while scoring 13 points of their own.
Miller Grove had an even better second quarter, scoring more points while holding their opponents to just four points in the frame. Scoring 16 points of their own, the Hornets were able to take a 20-point lead by the end of the first half.
The second half was a higher scoring affair from both sides, with Miller Grove posting their highest scoring frame of the night in the third quarter. CHAAMP began to work their way back into the game, but were never fully able to do so. They were able to outscore the Hornets in the final frame, but it wasn’t enough, as Miller Grove went on to win by a final score of 60-37.
Lexton Sly led the way for the Hornets, scoring a game-high 19 points. Sly also had two assists, two steals and two rebounds, while also having a game-high four deflections.
Tanner Hensley had a huge game as well, scoring 15 points, while pulling in a seven rebounds. Behind him was Landon Burnett who had 13 points, four steals, three assists and three rebounds.
Bradley Nordin added seven points for the Hornets, while Ryker Haivala had three points and a game-high seven assists. Jacob George had two points and Jagger Qualls had one point, as well as four boards.
The win pushes Miller Grove’s record to 7-3 to open the year. Coverage of how the Hornets do in the rest of the tournament will be published on Front Porch News.