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Hornets after a week of play 5-2 record


December 23, 2021

It was a busy week for the Pine Bluffs Hornets as they played almost every day last week. Starting off on the 14th they traveled to Bridgeport to play the Bulldogs. On the 16th the played the Poudre Community Academy (PCA) Warriors, then took the court on the 17th against the Arvada Bulldogs, not done yet they hit the court against the Sterling Tigers on the 18th. The Hornets would come off the week with a 5-2 overall record.

Against the PCA Warriors they proved dominating as they outscored the Warriors 79-20. The Hornets started the first half running hard and playing with high intensity. They outscored the Warriors 27-4 and never looked back. In the second quarter they kept adding to their score and entered the half with a commanding 53-8 lead. The second half showed that the Hornets could carry the same intensity and determination into the second half. They outscored the Warriors 26-12. The Hornets defense had 21 steals and 39 rebounds.

Three Hornets had double numbers in scoring this game. Stew Lerwick #12 led the way with 28 points. He shot 62.5% from the floor hitting five of eight in the two-point range and five for nine in the three point range. He also dropped three free throws. Reed Thompson #5 added 16 points to the score as he hit five of eight field goals and two 3-pointers. Thompson also pulled down three rebounds and had two steals. Collin Jessen #5 contributed 10 to the scoreboard by hitting five field goals for his points. He also had nine rebounds and five steals on the game.

The Hornets then moved on to the Arvada Bulldogs on the 17th. This was a more competitive game but the Hornets showed their recuperative power as they outscored the Bulldogs 72-66. The Bulldogs tried to keep it close and in the final quarter tied the Hornets point for point.

In the first quarter the Hornets opened a lead against the Bulldogs as they put 14 points up against the 11 by the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs were able to put 13 more points on the score but the Hornets were able to add 14 points to their score and took a 28-22 lead into the locker room. The third quarter looked like the Bulldogs might make a comeback as they outscored the Hornets 18-14 taking the momentum into the last quarter. The Hornets tightened up in the fourth quarter and both teams scored 24 points. The Hornets held on to win the battle 72-16.

On Dec 18th the Hornets faced off against the Sterling Tigers. This would be the fourth game this week and the Hornets gave it their all. It was a close game till the end but the Tigers took the win 58-57. The Hornets kept it close the entire game. The Tigers outscored the Hornets 21-14 in the first quarter. The Tigers won the tip off and went down and scored the first points of the game. The Hornets hit six field goals and two free throws to stay within striking distance of the Tigers. The second quarter the Hornets went point for point with the Tigers as each team scored 15 points. The Hornets hit their first three-pointer early in the second quarter. The Tigers took a 36-29 lead into the half. The second half belonged to the Hornets as they outscored the Tigers 28-21. The effort on the Hornets fell short by one point as they fell to the Tigers 58-57.


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