Hornets take down Tigers
January 27, 2022
The Hornets invaded the Mitchell Tigers last Tuesday, January 18 and left the Tigers with a heavy sting. The Hornets haven’t lost a game since January 7 and were not about to start tonight. The Hornets were rested and ready to go as they tipped off against the Tigers. The Mitchell Tigers tried to keep up with the high scoring Hornets But in the end just could not match the high scoring offense. The Tigers fell to the sting of the Hornets 59-43. Three of the Hornets had double digit scores.
The first half was about as even as you could get. At the half only one point separated the two teams. The first quarter had the Tigers even with the Hornets. Both teams put up nine points. The second quarter was just as close but not as high scoring as the Hornets managed only seven points but held the Tigers to only six. What ever Coach Kimzey told the boys in the locker room at half time must have inspired the offense as they came out on fire. The third and fourth quarters were all Hornets. The Hornets scored 16 points in the third and 27 in the fourth. The Hornets defense held the Tigers to 9 points in the third. The Tigers tried to mark a comeback in the fourth as they scored 20 points but it was to little too late. The Hornet held on and won the game 59-44.
Ryan Fornstrom had the hot hand as he scored 24 points. Fornstrom hit seven of 17 shots with six field goals and a three-pointer and nine free throws. He also had five rebounds and five steals. Reed Thompson had 11 points in the game. He hit three field goals and five free throws. He also brought down three rebounds. The third player to have double digit scoring was Stu Lerwick. Lerwick had 10 points on the night. He hit a pair of field goals and four free throws.
As a team the Hornets had 27 rebounds, nine steals and blocked two shots. They shot 51.6% from the field and hit 66.7% of their free throws.
The Hornets next game is Saturday against the Glenrock Herders.