Varsity The Hornets Varsity basketball team played in it’s first sectional game this week since the 1999 season. The Hornets took on Benet Academy in the East Aurora sectional semifinal. The first half saw the lead change 4 times as the two teams played to a 19 to 19 tie at half time. The Hornets were unable to keep up the momentum of a strong first half and saw Benet pull away in the second half. The Hornets finished their season with a 43-60 loss. This was a very special season for the Hornets who won a school record 22 games. The Hornets also won the Lyons Township Thanksgiving Tournament, Finished 3rd out of 32 teams in the York Christmas Tournament, and 4th out of 16 teams at the Wheaton South MLK tournament.
Week of February 29th
Varsity The Varsity boys basketball team became only the third team in Hinsdale South history this week to win a regional with a 74 to 55 win over Downers Grove South on Friday. Brian Kern and Barret Benson each scored 24 points in the championship game. The victory also set a school record for wins with 22 on the season for this years hornets. The Hornets beat their rivals from Downers Grove South for the third time this season. This game was the 8th time the two schools had played each other in the past two years and the Hornets won 7 out of the 8.
On Tuesday the Hornets advanced to the championship game by defeating Metea Valley 55- 40. The Hornets were led by Brian Kern’s 20 points. Barret Benson added 18. Benson also had 9 rebounds and Xavier Fobbs pulled down 8 rebounds.
Week of February 22nd
Varsity The Hornets finished up regular season play with a 56-63 loss to rival Hinsdale Central. The Hornets finished the season with 20 regular season wins which is the most ever in school history for the regular season. Barret Benson was recognized before the game for setting school records for most points scored as well as most career rebounds.
Freshman B The hornets went 1-2 in the Wheaton Warrenville South tournament to finish the season at 11-9 overall, 8-4 in the conference. Good luck in your next seas
Week of February 15th
Varsity The Hornets wrapped up conference play on Friday night with a road game at Addison Trail. The Hornets used a 22 point first quarter to capture their 20th win of the season, and finish 2nd in the Western Suburban Conference. The Hornets were led in scoring by Barret Benson with 18 points. Sean McCormack, Martynas Metevicius, and Brian Kern also scored in double digits for the Hornets. This win sets a new school record for number of wins in the regular season. Barret Benson’s 18 point night also saw him set the schools all time scoring record. Barret passed Andrew Burton’s previous mark of 1650 points.
Sophomore The Hinsdale South sophomore team clinched a conference championship on Friday night in Addison. After trailing by a score 9-22 late into the first half the Hornets were able to end the half with a 6-0 run. The opening of the second half saw the Hornets play some of their best basketball of the year. Destin Talbert set the tone with an aggressive drive to the basket and Zion Griffin followed with an impressive four minute stretch in which he scored 11 points. Marshawn Phillips, who played one of his best games of the year, and Robert Barnes played tremendous defense and had multiple steals that led to transition baskets Robby Reetz also contributed on the defensive end and hit a huge three in the fourth quarter to help the Hornets extend their lead and secure the victory. Zion Griffin finished with 20 points and Marshawn Phillips had 13 points and 6 assists.
Freshman A The freshman A boys defeated Addison Trail 57-37. The hornets swarming defense in the second half had the Blazers on their heels. Everyone contributed to the victory.
Freshman B The hornet B team finished the conference regular season with a win over Addison Trail 32-24. Once again an outstanding defensive effort kept the opposing Blazers under 30 total points. Hinsdale South moves to 10-6 overall and 8-4 in the conference with the win.
Week of February 8th
Varsity The Hinsdale South Boys Basketball team had a great week this week. The Hornets went 3-0 with wins over Proviso East, Leyden, and Von Steuben. The Hornets improved their overall record to 19-8 and 8-3 in conference.
On Tuesday February 9th the Hornets welcomed the Proviso East Pirates into the Hornets Nest for senior night. The Pirates got out to an early start that saw them have a 10 point lead for most of the first half. The hornets were able to keep the game close enough in the first half to have a chance at a second half comeback. The Hornets outscored the Pirates 35-16 in the second half and captured their 7th conference win of the season. The Hornets were led by Barret Benson who scored 28 points, and Brian Kern who scored 15 points.
On Friday February 12th the Hornets traveled to Leyden for a tough conference road game. The Hornets used a strong first half to lead Leyden 35 to 20 at half. The second half saw the Hornets get into foul trouble and struggle from the field. The Hornets were able to pull it together late in the second half and walk away with a 60-48 victory on the road. The Hornets were led by Barret Benson 27 points, and Martynas Matevicius with 12 points. The win over Leyden improved the Hornets conference record to 8-3 on the season.
On Sunday February 14th the Hornets spent Valentines Day playing in the Conference Challenge Shootout at Niles Notre Dame Prep. The Hornets took on Von Steuben out of the Chicago Public Schools. The Hornets found themselves in a tied ball game going into the second half but were able to pull away in the 3rd and 4th quarters vs. an athletic Von Steuben team. The Hornets used stingy defense to hold their opponent to 13 points in the second half. The Hornets were led by Barret Benson with 20 points and Sean McCormack with 11 points.
Sophomore The Hinsdale South Boys Basketball team opened the week with a disappointing loss against Proviso East. After leading by double digits late into the fourth quarter, the Hornets saw their lead disappear after a combination of mistakes and mental errors. Kudos to Proviso East who was the better team when it mattered.
The Hornets rebounded on Friday night against an always pesky Leyden squad. After trailing early in the first quarter the Hornets began to pass the basketball efficiently and broke down the Leyden press. Zion Griffin led the Hornets with 25 points and was incredibly productive around the basket. Ramon Norman continued his hot shooting by hitting 2 three point field goals and scoring 11 points in the first half. The Hornets played tremendous defense and held the Eagles to 28 points. Destin Talbert, Robert Barnes, and Marshawn Phillips all did a tremendous job guarding the perimeter. All 12 players saw action and contributions were made by all.
The Hornets hope to secure a conference championship this Friday as they travel to Addison to take on Addison Trail.
Freshman A Tuesday the freshman A defeated proviso east 52-35. Outstanding play by Damille Hampton, Nathan Dahms, and Patrick Savage.
Friday night the freshman A boys defeated Leyden 37-32. Slow start to the game but the boys finished strong. Terrell McCray lead the hornets in scoring with 9 points and Levert shields added 8 points. South!
Freshman B The hornets registered a 20 pt win against Proviso East Tuesday night to improve their record to 8-6 overall and 6-4 in the conference. Ivan Rankin led the Hornets with 12pts and Owen DellaMaria hit a couple of three pointers as well. Up next for the hornets are the Eagles of Leyden.
Week of February 1st
Varsity The boys basketball team had one of our biggest weekends of the year On Friday the Rival Mustangs of Downers Grove South visited the Hornets Nest for a home conference game. The Hornets and Mustangs were playing for the third time this season. The Mustangs won by one point in the first conference game, and the Hornets won by 17 in the third place game of the York Christmas Tournament. A packed gym watched the Hornets hold on for a 5 point win. Brian Kern led the Hornets with 20 points. Barret Benson added 17 points, and DJ Anderson finished with 9 points.
The Hornets had a short turnaround on Saturday. The Hornets had been chosen to play in the Bank Of O’Fallon shootout and took on the Centralia Orphans. Some of the best teams from the Chicago land area were matched up with some of the best teams in the St. Louis area. After a 4 hour bus ride the Hornets got off to a slow start and were never able to get closer than a 1 point game. Centralia came into the game with a 21-1 record. Both teams battled it out all game despite a huge size difference.
After a great weekend the Hornets now have an overall record of 16-8. They are now 5-3 in conference and currently sit in third place of the WSC
Sophomore The Hinsdale South Sophomore Boys basketball team went 2-1 over the past week and managed to stay undefeated in conference play.
After a tough loss against LT (B game) on Monday the Hornets responded by beating Downers South by a score of 50-47. The Hornet led 28-17 going into halftime only to see them lose the lead midway through the fourth quarter. The Hornets struggled to finish on the offensive end and allowed the opponent to score 18 points in the third quarter. In the end, the Hornets were able to make big plays down the stretch and preserve their clean sheet in conference. Marshawn Phillips (16 points) and Zion Griffin (20 points) both made big threes down the stretch, and Robert Barnes continued to be clutch at the line by hitting two free throws at the end of the game.
On Saturday morning the Hornets were able to beat DGS again by a score of 63-57 (B game). Keandall Terry and Jack Lombarod, who also contributed big minutes and key three point field goals the night before, combined for 25 points with Lombardo hitting three 3-point field goals in the second half. Roberto Sarangay was relentless as he consistently attacked the DGS defense. He ended the game with a team high 17 points. AJ Presely added to the scoring attack with 13 points as he managed to score in a basket in every quarter of the game.
The Hornets have two conference games this week against Proviso East (H) and Leyden (A).
Freshman A Hinsdale South freshman A boys lost another tough game in conference 50-41 to Downers Grove South. Hornets held the lead going into half time. Korey Burrell, Levert Shields, Terrell McCray played tremendous defense on the Mustangs back court. Patrick Savage, Nathan Dahms, and Robert Jones contributed solid minutes and defense.
Freshman B The freshman B hornets lost a heartbreaker at home to DGS on Friday night 49-45. The hornets were down one with :30 to play and the ball but could not score on the possession. They look to bounce back vs Proviso East on Tuesday.
Week of January 25th
Varsity Hinsdale South boys basketball played two conference games this week. On Tuesday the Hornets defeated Morton 55 to 34 to capture their fifth conference win of the season. The Hornets were led by Barret Benson with 16 points. DJ Anderson added 12 points and Brian Kern had 11. On Saturday the Hornets traveled to Willowbrook but were unable to come away with a victory. A high scoring game saw the Hornets fall just short by 3 point in a 72 to 69 game. The Hornets were led by Barret Benson with 19 points and Sean McCormack added 15 points. The Hornets are now 15 and 7 on the season.
Sophomore The Hinsdale South sophomore boys basketball team secured two more conference wins this past week. On Tuesday the Hornets were able to push past Morton by a score of 52-42. All 13 players saw action and contributions were made by all. Zion Griffin led the Hornets with 18 points and was excellent in the open court. Ramon Norman and Marshawn Phillips added 12 and 11 points respectively. Destin Talbert was excellent defensively and the Hornets were able to establish a solid lead after holding the Mustangs to just 4 first quarter points.
On Saturday the Hornets traveled to Villa Park to take on the Willowbrook Warriors. Again, all thirteen players saw actions as the Hornets were able to win by a score of 58-43. Ramon Norman capped off an excellent week by hitting 4 three pointers in the contest and ended the night 14 points. Zion Griffin had 20 points and 8 rebounds and was aggressive on both ends of the floor. The Hornets shot 55% from the floor in the second half as they stretched their lead early in the 4th quarter. Robert Barnes, Keandall Terry and Robby Reetz all contributed quality minutes for the Hornets.
Freshman A Saturday, the Freshman A boys lost to Willowbrook 47-45. Came down to the final possession of the game with 5 seconds left . Missed opportunities haunted the Hornets all game. Both teams fought to the end. Tuesday, Hornets defeated Morton 50-39. Nathan Dahms led the way with 14 points. Next game versus DGS.
Freshman B After dropping a 7 pt decision to Morton on Tuesday, the freshman B hornets responded with a 50-46 win over Willowbrook on Saturday in a game where the lead changed several times. That win makes the Hornets 7-5 overall and 5-3 in the conference.
Week of January 18th
Varsity The boys basketball team played this week. The Hornets wrapped up their third tournament of the year with a 4th place finish at the Wheaton Warrenville South MLK tournament. The hornets played Niles Notre Dame Prep the eventual champion in semifinal play and were unable to come away with the victory. Despite missing 2 starters the Hornets played a highly ranked Stevenson team to 6 points in the third place game. On Friday the Hornets welcomed Addison Trail to the Hornets Nest and came away with a win. The win moves the Hornets record to 14-6 overall and 4-2 in conference play. Halfway through conference play the Hornets are in 3rd place in the conference standings.
JV JV completed the sweep over Addison Trail with a 53-35 win on Saturday . Karol Lipiszko had 14 , Therion Hopkins had 11 , and Michael Stoltz had 10 points
Sophomore The Hinsdale South sophomores improved to 6-0 in conference (9-4 overall) with a 70-31 win over Addison Trail in Darien on Friday night. All twelve players contributed as the Hornets were able to jump out to a commanding lead in large part to their transition offense.
Destin Talbert had 11 points in the first half as he continued to improve his play offensive end. Keandall Terry and Ramon Norman also provided productive minutes as the Hornets stretched their lead in the first half.
The third quarter saw an increased focus on the defensive end of the floor. Zion Griffin and Marshwan Phillips were everywhere and found themselves scoring all 18 of the Hornets third quarter points. Phillips led the Hornets with 20 points and Griffin ended up with 15.
Other key contributors were Robert Barnes (8 points), Roberto Sarangay (5 points), and AJ Presley (5 points). Hinsdale South starts the second half of the conference schedule Tuesday night at home versus Morton.
Freshman A Friday night the freshman A basketball team defeated Addison Trail. Hornets swarming defense caused many turnovers for the Blazers creating easy transition points.Korey Burrell, Terrell McCray and Damille Hampton ran the Hornets offense distributing the ball to all the players. Next game is Tuesday versus Morton.
Freshman B The freshman B hornets again notched a double digit victory, this time over Addison Trail. The defense showed up again as AT failed to score in the third quarter and only managed 9 pts in the entire second half. The hornets improve to 6-4 on the season and 3-2 in conference play.
Week of January 11th
Varsity The Hinsdale South Boys Basketball team played their 5th conference game of the season this week when they visited Proviso East. The Hornets and Pirates battled it out for 4 quarters but the Hornets were unable to protect a lead late in the 4th quarter. On Saturday the Hornets moved on to the Wheaton Warrenville South MLK tournament. The Hornets cruised to a 19 point victory over Plainfield South in Saturday’s first game. The Hornets defeated the host team in 2nd round play thanks to a game winning 3 by Brian Kern. With a win the Hornets move onto the final four.
Sophomore The Hornets were able to remain undefeated in Conference play by defeating Proviso East 53-47 on Friday night in Maywood. A tremendous 4th quarter performance allowed the Hornets to overcome inconsistent play over the first three first three quarters. Marshawn Phillips and Zion Griffin provided a bulk of the scoring and Destin Talbert played a tremendous all-around game. Phillips was relentless attacking the basket in the half-court and in transition. Both Talbert and Griffin had huge blocks late in the 4th quarter that helped preserved the lead.
The Hornets had excellent guard play, especially in the second half, and this allowed the Hornets to beat the Pirates press when needed. Joe Mazzei and Ramon Normal again contributed huge minutes off the bench, and Robby Reetz continued to defend the perimeter at an extremely high level. It was Mazzei’s free throws late in the fourth quarter that helped seal the win for the Hornets.
Freshman A Friday the freshman A boys basketball team defeated proviso east 52-40. The Hornets played with a lot of energy throughout the entire game not allowing the Pirates to set up half court sets. Congratulations to the boys and thank you for those who traveled to support the Hornets!
Freshman B The freshman B hornets won on convincing fashion against Proviso East Friday night by a score of 33-17. It was the second game in a row in which tough defense really made the difference as Proviso only had 11 pts going into the 4th quarter of play.
Week of January 4th
Varsity Hinsdale South boys basketball played Leyden this week and came out on top. The Hornets came out and dominated the game from the very beginning setting the tone by only allowing 3 points in the first quarter. The Hornets led start to finish and never let Leyden back into the game. Final Score 66 to 39. Leading scorers were Brian Kern with 20 points, Barret Benson with 17 points, and Martynas Matevicius with 10 points. Barret Benson also added 13 rebounds and 5 blocks. Xavier Fobbs added 4 points and 6 rebounds.
JV Hinsdale JV 41 - Leyden 38 . Karol Lipiszko , Christian Lopez , and Michael Stoltz each had 12 points in the win..
Sophomore The Hornets were able to hold on against Leyden Friday night in Darien. The Hornets took an 18 point lead into the 4th quarter only to see it dwindle to 4 in the remaining minute of the game. Zion Griffin lead the Hornets with 15 points and did an excellent job rebounding the basketball. Destin Talbert and Robert Barnes had solid all around games and Ramon Normal gave the Hornets quality minutes off of the bench.
All 13 players saw action in a win that allowed the Hornets to remain undefeated in conference play. Hinsdale South will travel to Maywood this Friday to take on Proviso East in what is sure to be an exciting conference matchup.
Freshman A Congratulations to the Freshman A boys defeating Leyden High School on Friday night. The hornets displayed great team work and sportsmanship thoughtful the game. The hornets were led by Levert Shields, Korey Burrell and Terrell McCray. Thank you to our fans who came out to support Hinsdale South Basketball.
Freshman B The freshman B hornets improved to 4-4 this season after a convincing win over the Leyden Eagles on Friday night. After a slow start the Hornets' press proved too much for the Eagles as Hinsdale South pulled away in the third quarter and ultimately won by 19.
Week of December 28th
Varsity The boys basketball team went 4-1 at the York Christmas Tournament to capture 3rd place out of 32 teams. The Hornets were able to beat Lane Tech, Minooka, Metea Valley to move into the final 4 teams. Naperville North made a game winning 3 at the final buzzer to send the Hornets into the 3rd place game. The Mustangs of Downers Grove south were waiting for the Hornets in a tough game. A very exhausted Hornets team was able to lead buzzer to buzzer over the Mustangs 71-54. Barret Benson was Named to the All Tournament team while averaging over 22 points and 11 rebounds per game.
Freshman A Freshman boys basketball team traveled to Bloom High School for their Holiday Tournament.
Hornets finished the tournament 1-2, but the competitiveness throughout the tournament was outstanding. Hornets displayed great sportsmanship, team work, and effort in each game.
Standouts for the tournament; Patrick Savage, Nathan Dahms, Lukas Rainis, Terrell McCray, Korey Burrell, and Evan Zenger. Great job Hornets! Freshman B The freshman B hornets went 2-1 in their holiday tournament, including a double digit win over Marion catholic in game 3. In addition, this was the first time the B team had beaten Bloom high school on their own floor in 3 years.
Week of December 21st
Varsity Hornets Basketball got off to a great start in the York Christmas Tournament. The Hornets played great defense to win 62 to 29 over Lane Tech. The Hornets were led by Barret Benson with 20 points and 10 rebounds and Brian Kern with 17 points and 5 3 pointers. This win improves the Hornets record to 7-2 on the season. The Hornets move on to play Minooka at 4:30 on Monday.
Sophomore The Hinsdale South sophomore team went 2-1 at the Marian Catholic Holiday Tournament. All 13 players saw action over the course of the three day tournament and the depth of the roster proved to be the team's greatest strength. The Hornets opened the tournament with a 36-41 loss to Bloom Township. The Hornets struggled to finish around the basket and failed to capitalize down the stretch. Robert Barnes led the Hornets in scoring with 10 points.
The next day saw the team return to form against Tinkey Park. A balanced attack allowed the Hornets to win comfortably by a score of 60-42. Ramon Norman and Marshawn Phillips combined for 30 points, with Norman scoring all 15 in the the first half. Excellent defensive efforts were put in by Chris Mosley and Zion Griffin as they protected the rim and rebounded the ball well in traffic. Robby Reetz and the aforementioned Phillips combined for 5 three point field goals in the second half to seal the win. The game was capped off by a vicious dunk by Griifin who was assisted by Phillips as he spearheaded a fast break late in the 4th quarter.
In the consolation title game the hornets overcame impressive individual efforts by Bradley Bourbonaiss to win by a score of 50-36. Eight Hornets marked the scoresheet as the balanced effort proved too much for their south suburban counterparts. The ball movement was the story of the day as the hornets assisted on nearly 80 percent of their field goals. Destin Talbert had a tremendous game passing and running the floor, while Joe Mazzei continued to impress at the point guard position and as a defender. Keandall Terry provided productive minutes off the bench as both a rebounder and a scorer. In their two wins the hornets hit an impressive 12 three pointers.
The Hornets return to action on January 8th against Leyden.
Week of December 14th
Varsity Hinsdale South lost a tough game to conference rival Downers Grove South 58 to 59. The Hornets led a majority of the game but were unable to hold off the Mustangs in a game that went down to the last possession. The Hornets are now 2-1 in conference play this year. Our next game is on December 26th vs. Lane Tech in the Jack Tosh Christmas Tournament at York High School.
JV The JV played a complete ball game and won 56-45 over Downers Grove South. We had the lead the entire game. Michael Stoltz had 15 , Alek Cirjakovic had 9. Everyone else had 4 or more points.
Sophomore The Hornets remained undefeated in conference with a 38-49 win over DGS on Friday night. With the win the Hornets improved to 4-3 overall and 3-0 in the WSC Gold division. Excellent passing and unselfish play allowed the hornets to maintain a fairly substantial lead throughout the game. Zion Griffin returned to play to lead the Hornets with 17 points. Marshawn Phillips and Destin Talbert each had 10 and 12 points respectively. Eleven Hornets saw action and contributions were made by all.
Joe Mazzei continued his solid play as he refused to be rattled by the pressure of DGS. Mazzei made key passes in big moments to ensure a Hornet victory.
On Saturday Hinsdale South returned to DGS for an exhibition game. Roberto Sarangay and AJ Presley played out of position but still gave the Hornets enough to make the game close at the end. Keandall Terry led the Hornets in scoring and did an excellent job after coming back from injury.
Next week the Hornets travel to Marian Catholic for their annual Christmas Tournament. Play tips off at 4:30 on Monday in the West Gym. Freshman A Freshman A Boys basketball team lost two DGS on Friday night. Both teams showed great competitiveness, passion, and great sportsmanship throughout the whole game!
Levert Shields led the team in scoring while displaying great leadership on the court.
Bloom Holiday Tournament coming up!
Freshman B The freshman B hornets lost in double overtime to downers grove south this evening 54-47. Point gaurd Ivan Rankin scored 24 in the effort. Come out and see these exciting freshman boys play!
Week of December 7th
Varsity The Boys basketball team had a great week collecting 2 wins. On Tuesday the Hornets put on a dominating defensive performance that led to a 52-36 win over district rival Hinsdale Central. Led by strong senior defense the Hornets only allowed 7 points in the second quarter and 5 points in the third quarter. Barret Benson led the Hornets with 20 points. Brian Kern added 13 and DJ Anderson added 10.
On Friday the Hornets hosted Willowbrook and put on their second dominating performance of the week. The Hornets improved to 2-0 in conference with a 66 to 44 win. We allowed 24 points in the first 3 quarters of the game and held their top two players to 0 points combined. Barret Benson led the Hornets with 22 points, Brian Kern added 16 and DJ Anderson added 12.
JV JV lost 60-59 in triple overtime. Michael Stoltz junior had 11 points ,Karol Lipiszko had 13 pts and Therion Hopkins had 8 points
Sophomore The sophomore team opened the week with a 47-55 loss to district rival Hinsdale Central. The Hornets saw a 7 point lead evaporate late in the 4th quarter as Central calmly took control of the game at both ends of the floor. Robert Barnes led the Hornets with 10 points.
On Friday the Hornets secured a 66-43 victory over Willowbrook as Marshawn Phillips dominated the second half to finish with a season high 29 points. Phillips was incredibly efficient shooting the basketball. He was 12/15 from the field in under 20 minutes of play.
Aggressive defending and unselfish basketball allowed the Hornets to push ahead midway through the third quarter. All 13 Hornets who played contributed and the South bench outscored Willowbrook 19-2.
The team improved to 3-3 with the win and 2-0 in conference play. The Hornets travel to DGS this Friday in what is sure to be a hard fought affair.
Freshman A Friday night the freshman A basketball team defeated the Warriors of Willowbrook 61-28.
Great overall win as Nathan Dahms and Patrick Savage controlled the offense and defensive boards for the Hornets. Defensive was the key for the win! Great job.. SOUTH!
Week of November 30th
Varsity The Hornets started conference play on Friday with an always tough matchup vs. Morton. The Hornets were able to go into Morton and get a 56-53 win in a wild game. After a fast start which saw the Hornets leading 30-8 at one point we were able to hold off a wild 2nd half rally by the Mustangs. Barret Benson led the Hornets with 17 points. Brian Kern added 12 and Sean McCormack added 10 points. The Hornets are now 4-1 on the season and 1-0 in conference play. JV JV lost to Morton 56-51 . Freddy reitz had 19 points and 4 - 3's. Karol Lipiszko had 12 points
Sophomore The sophomore team defeated Morton 44-40 on Friday night. A balanced scoring attack (5 players with 5 or more points) helped the hornets hold off a late run by Morton. Marshwan Phillips led the Hornets with 11 points and Joe Mazzei and Robby Reetz each contributed with 8 points. Destin Talbert tallied 7 points in his first game back after a long and successful football season.
Chris Mosley came off the bench to give the Hornets some much needed help inside and Robert Barnes was able to hit two clutch free throws to seal the game in the final seconds. The Hornets have two home games this week against Hinsdale Central and WIllowbrook.
Freshman A Freshman A Boys basketball team lost 52-39 Friday night to the Morton Mustangs. Down 15 points going into the fourth quarter, the Hornets battled back to get within 3 points with 2 minutes left in the game, but fell short. Damille Hampton and Levert Shield led the way with each contributing 15 points each. Freshman B The freshman B hornets lost a close battle with Morton 30-22. Trevor Lehman hit a three towards the end of the contest to draw the Hornets within range but ultimately the mustangs were able to hold on to their lead.
Week of November 23rd
Varsity The freshman team got off to the best start of the season on Tuesday night beating both St. Rita and Mount Carmel before dropping their last dual to Glenbard East. They then took that momentum and rolled right into the weekend winning head to head matches against Hoffman Estates, Prospect and Bolingbrook by a total of 17-4. A team highlight included 9 matches head to head against Prospect with the Hornets winning all 9 matches! The freshman will wrestle Wheaton South and Morton this week before heading to the Andrew Invitational on Saturday.
Sophomore The sophomore boys closed out the Lyons Township Thanksgiving tournament with a 38-43 loss to St. Ignatius. The Hornets erased a 10 point deficit midway through the 4th quarter but were unable to finish off the Wolfpack. Robert Barnes and Ramon Norman led the Hornets with 11 and 13 points respectively. Joe Mazzei came off the bench to score 7 points and gave the Hornets some much needed energy after yet another sluggish start.
Earlier in the week the Hornets were able to secure their first win of season against Lyons Township. Marshawn Phillips was dynamic in the open floor and finished the game with a team high 19 points. Ramon Norman’s 9 point second quarter allowed the Hornets to stay within striking distance going into halftime. Solid guard play from Robert Barnes, Joe Mazzei, and Robby Reetz allowed the Hornets to secure a win in the final minute of play. The Hornets were able to limit the Lions to just 4 points in the 4th quarter.
The Hornets lost their second game of the tournament to Stevenson in a game that was over before it started. A scoreless first quarter set the tone as the Hornets weren’t able to get any traction against the Patriots.
The season continues on Friday against an always difficult Morton squad. Expect the pace of play to fast and furious on Friday night in Berwyn.
Freshman A Congratulations to the Freshman A boys basketball team for winning the Reavis Thanksgiving Tournament!
Hinsdale South defeated the Mustangs of Evergreen Park in the first round. Levert Shields and Damille Hampton led the Hornets in scoring while Patrick Savage, Nathan Dahms, and Evan Zenger controlled the boards.
Second Round game the Hornets defeated the Blazers of Addison Trail. Korey Burrell, Terrill McCray, and Lukas Rainis led the offensive side for the Hornets.
Championship round was against Reavis. The Hornets controlled the tempo of the game the whole time. Hornets defeated the Rams 44-32, winning the Reavis Thanksgiving Tournament.
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