Pictured is #4 Wyatt Hester and #1 Brylen Hamilton
The Hackett Jr High Hornets and Lady Hornets spent their opening week of basketball season hosting the Lavaca Golden Arrows on Tuesday, November 10, and the Mansfield Tigers on Thursday, November 12. In their game against Lavaca, the Jr Lady Hornets “came out with a big win,” exclaimed coach, Broc Adams of the 31-29 final score. “We obviously have plenty to clean up, but man we are scrappy and not afraid of anyone and I love it! I’m so proud of how well they played considering the circumstances in the last few weeks.”
On Thursday however, the Lady Hornets fought hard but was unable to gain traction against the Lady Tigers as they fell 43-17 to Mansfield. Jessie Mendenhall led her team with 6 points while Aaliyah Escoffier made 3, and Alex Bunch, Ashley Rodriguez, Michaelyn Freeman, and Camryn Stiles each brought in 2.
The Hornets switched the results of their final scores from the week as they took a 40-25 loss against the Arrows. Coach Kent Elmore stated “We missed a lot of shots that will normally fall. But it’s good to get the season going!” And true to his word, those shots fell when the Hornets secured the win Thursday against the Tigers 27-24. “It was a good team win over Mansfield last night. Coming right out of football though we still have a lot to improve on.” Eli Slavens dominated with 15 points with Cole Ketchum bringing in 6 and Dawson Clay, Brylen Hamilton, and Hayden Foster making 2 points apiece. On Monday, November 16, Hackett will next host Trinity starting at 4:30 pm.