Varsity The Hornets traveled back to Glenbard West for Regional play and had a first round matchup with Bartlett. The Hornets got off to a great start outscoring Bartlett 45-24 in the first half. Billy Durkin hit 6 3’s in the first half and led the Hornets in scoring for the game with 30 points. The Hornets held off a feisty Bartlett comeback attempt in the second half to walk away with a 73-65 victory.
The Hornets season came to an end in the Regional Semifinal when they had a rematch with the LT. The Hornets played great defense in the game holding LT to 44 points until the Hornets had to foul at the end of the game. The Hornets finished the season with a 14-16 record.
Week of February 18th
Varsity The Hornets traveled to Glenbard West for the WSC Crossover matchup of 4th place teams. The Hornets erased a 2nd half 8 point deficit to force overtime but were unable to pull off a road win. Aaron Tims led the Hornets with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Sophomore The last game of the season for the Hornets was the crossover conference game at Glenbard West High School. The Hornets and the Hilltoppers battled back and forth the entire game. Throughout the 2nd half the Hornets took a 9 point lead. Throughout the final 4 minutes of the game the Hilltoppers rallied to make the game within 3 points, but missed a 3 pointer at the buzzer to send the game to overtime. Hornets 49-Hilltoppers 46. The Hornets finished their season with a record of 13-14.
Freshman A We lost to Glenbard West and Batavia to start the week off. Both games were double digit losses. The team rallied to win the last two games of the season finishing off the season with a very quality win against a good York high school team. Garrett Bolte and Parker Bozzi led us in scoring for the last two games.
Freshman B The freshmen b hornets closed out the regular season with a nice win at Glenbard West 40-36 on Tuesday night. Sagat once again led all scorers and the hornets managed to put up decent numbers overall against the 2-3 zone. Hinsdale South is now 13-14 on the season, ending on a 7 game winning streak and 6-6 in conference.
The freshmen hornets lost 51-36 against Batavia in the Wheaton end if their season tournament. In an intense game that the hornets never led in, they were able to cut a 20 point deficit down to 7 before running out o gas in the fourth. The hornets are 11-14 on the season now.
The freshmen b hornets dropped the last two games of the year in the Wheaton North tournament to Elk Grove and Wheaton North. Even though they finished 0-3, these hornets improved more than any other recent freshmen team. Hinsdale South was 13-17 on the season and 6-6 in conference.
Week of February 11th
Varsity St. Francis came into the Hornet’s Nest and saw the Hornets dominate the game from start to finish. The Hornets made 8 3’s in the game and were led by Aaron Tims 16 points and 8 rebounds.
Addison Trail came to the Hornets Nest for Senior night. The Hornets have 4 seniors this year. Patrick Savage, Nate Dahms, Trevor Lehman and Lukas Rainys. All 4 seniors started for the first time this season and helped the Hornets dominate the first half seeing them go into half time with a 34-12 lead. The Hornets made 10 3’s in the game from 6 different players. The Hornets finished off Conference play with a 65-46 win. Sophomore This week the Hornets played St Francis. The game was a slow paced game with St Francis playing a packed in zone defense. This made the Hornets struggle throughout the entire game. The Spartans gave up some Hornet runs but ultimately won the game 43-37. Brandon Landfair led the team with 12 points.
On Friday the Hornets played their last conference game at home vs Addison Trail. The game started off with the blazers having a big lead. The Hornets rallied in the 2nd quarter to tie the game at halftime 25-25. The 2nd half started and it was all Hornets. The 2nd half was 20-7 and the Hornets ending up winning 45-32. Brandon Landfair led the Hornets with 15 points.
Freshman A We beat St. Francis and Addison Trail this week both by over 20 points. This one of the better weeks of basketball of the season. All players shot extremely well and defended and rebounded at a high level.
Freshman B The freshmen b hornets got their best win of the season Tuesday night vs St Francis 51-40. Sagat and Urbanski led the way in this one with 11 points each. The hornet man press was devastating in this one as St Francis turned it over several times to give the hornets multiple extra possessions. HSHS is now 11-14 overall and 5-6 in conference.
Behind a stat line of 10 pts for Urbanski and 9 points each for Young and Sagat, the freshmen b hornets won their fourth in a row vs Addison Trail on Friday night. Again the hornet press was devastating as hshs scored on several turnovers forced to win by a margin of 48-26. The hornets are now 12-14 overall and finish the conference with a record of 6-6.
Week of February 4th
Varsity On Friday the Hornets welcomed the Leyden Eagles to the Hornets Nest trying to revenge a tough loss earlier in the season. The Hornets struggled early only scoring 15 points in the first half. The Hornets couldn’t get their offense in sync until the 4th quarter and last 46-37 to the Eagles. James Ruzica led the Hornets with 11 points while Billy Durkin and Aaron Tims also scored 8 points.
On Saturday the Hornets traveled to Proviso East to play the WSC leading Pirates. Earlier in the year the Hornets beat the Pirates by 15 points giving them their only loss in conference play. The Pirates came out very motivated to revenge a loss a controlled the game from the tip. The Hornets were led by Aaron Tims with 14 points and Billy Durkin adding 9 points.
Sophomore On Friday the Hornets hosted the Leyden Eagles. The game started off with the Eagles scoring first to make it 3-0. After that the Hornets went on a 12-0 run to end the first quarter. The rest of the game was all Hornets with every member of the Hornets contributing to the win. Final score- Hornets 56 Leyden 20. Ahmad Tims led the Hornets with 10 points.
On Saturday, the sophomore Hornets traveled to Proviso East to face off against the Pirates. The game was an exciting back and forth game for the first half. Each team exchanging runs. Throughout the 2nd half the Hornets handled a Proviso rally and won the game 52-44. Kendall Martin scored 16 points, Trey King scored 13 points. Freshman A The hornets went 2-0 this week securing victories over Leyden and Proviso East. They won by an average margin of 34 points including a 38 point victory over proviso east. Lucas Duffy lead the team with an average of 12 points per game on the week including a season high of 18 points vs Proviso. The hornets move to 13-11 on the season.
Freshman B The hornet b team hit 7 three pointers en route to a 45-40 win over Leyden in Friday night. Urbanski led all scorers with 13 and Sagat contributed 9 in this one as hshs took a quick double digit lead and hung on for the win. The hornets are now 9-14 overall and 4-6 in conference.
The freshman b hornets made it two in a row with a 32-22 win over Proviso East on Saturday night. Urbanski, Young, Sagat, and Banks all contributed solid games as the scoring was spread around evenly. The hornet press was also very effective in this one. The hornets now move to double digit wins at 10-14 overall and 5-6 in conference.
Week of January 28th
Varsity The Hornets entered the Polar Vortex on a 5 game winning streak and playing their best basketball of the year. Squeezed in between 3 days where school was cancelled the Hornets took on Riverside Brookfield in a non conference game. RB came out on fire hitting 11 3’s in the first half and the Hornets could not keep up. Billy Durkn led the Hornets with 22 points while Bobby Durkin and Aaron Tims added 8 each.
On Friday after two days not in school the Hornets traveled to Downers Grove South for a huge rivalry game. A very large crowd witnessed a good game in a hot packed DGS gym. A slow start saw the Hornets fall behind 9-17 in the first quarter. The Hornets started to chip away at the Mustang lead outscoring them in both the 2nd and 3rd quarters. The Hornets took a 2 point lead early in the 4th quarter before running out of gas and falling 66-56. James Ruzica led the Hornets with 16 points while Aaron Tims added 11.
Sophomore The Hornets opened up the week hosting Riverside Brookfield. The game started off with both teams exchanging three pointers back and forth. The game was back and forth until the 4th quarter where the Riverside Brookfield Bulldogs pulled away. Hinsdale South 40 Riverside Brookfield 49. Kendall Martin led the team with 17 points.
On Friday night the Hornets traveled to rival Downers Grove South. The game was back and forth with exciting plays from both teams. The Hornets held the lead at the end of the 3rd quarter but lost it during the 4th quarter. The game went to overtime and the Mustangs scored a basket with 10 seconds left. The Hornets last possession didn’t end in a basket and the game ended. Hornets 51 Mustangs 53. Kendall Martin led the team in scoring with Trey King and Maurice Houston making key plays in the 4th quarter and over time.
Freshman A We lost to Riverside Brookfield and Downers Grove South this week. Both games were highly contested losing by 7 and 4 points. These were two of the best teams we played all season. Garrett Bolte and Lucas Duffy were instrumental in leading comebacks in both games. Blake Albert had his best game of the season vs RB.
Freshman B The freshmen b hornets lost a close one 42-34 vs Riverside-Brookfield on Tuesday night. Kiwoine Young and Mikey Urbanski led the team in scoring in this one and Cassidy Whittaker forced several steals in the process. The hornets cut it down to 4 late, but couldn’t quite overcome the deficit down the stretch. They are now 8-13 overall and 3-5 in conference.
There wasn’t much to celebrate in this one as the hornets lost 55-19 to rivals dgs on Friday night. Nothing seemed to go right from the getgo as the mustangs jumped all over Hinsdale south early and never looked back. The hornets are now 8-14 overall and 3-6 in conference.
Week of January 21st
Varsity The Hornets traveled to Morton on a snowy Friday night to play in front of a large pack the place crowd. The Hornets used a 8-0 start to the game to beat the Mustangs 51-48. Patrick Savage ended the game with a sprint to the other end not allowing the Mustangs to foul him until there was only .2 seconds left on the clock. Patrick also scored a career high 14 points in the game on 5 for 5 shooting from the field. Billy Durkin finished with 17 points including 3 3’s in the first 4 minutes of the game. Jason Willams led the Hornets with 8 rebounds.
On another snowy Saturday evening the Hornets welcomed Plainfield Central to the Hornet’s Nest. Hot shooting from both teams saw the Hornets hold a 1 point advantage going into halftime. At halftime the Hornets tightened the screws on defense and were able to shut down a hot shooting Plainfield Central team in the second half. The Hornets were able to stretch their lead to 20 points at one point in the 4th quarter.
Two wins this week moved the Hornets record to 11-10 and saw them climb over .500 for the first time on the season.
Sophomore The Hornets traveled to Morton High School on Friday to play the Mustangs. The game started with the Mustangs scoring early and taking a 10 point lead at half time. The Hornets fought back and made it an exciting 2nd half. The game was back and forth throughout the 4th quarter and eventually went to over time. After an exciting over time period the Hornets lost 68-63. Kendall Martin led the team with 13 points.
This Saturday the Hornets hosted Plainfield Central in a non conference matchup. This game was an exciting matchup. In the end the Hornets won 37-27. Trey King led the Hornets with 13 points while Jimmy Pacione scored 11. Freshman A The Hornets went 2-0 this week securing wins over both Morton and Plainfield Central. Caleel Riba finished with a season high 10 points vs Morton. Lucas Duffy lead the team in scoring with an 11 points per game average. Deon Bomar did a fantastic job running the offense and getting his teammates involved. The hornets move to 11-9 after this week of games.
Freshman B The freshmen b hornets lost a tough one Friday night 49-26. Literally nothing would fall for the hornets in this one after they ran out to a quick 7 point lead. Kholsaat led the team with a couple of three pointers but the hornets fall to 7-12 overall and 3-5 in conference.
The Hinsdale south b team won another extremely close contest 45-43 on a buzzer beater by Mike Urbanski. Three hornets were in double digits in this one including Ryan Kholsaat, Kiwoine Young, and Matt Sagat. The freshmen b hornets are not 4/4 in close games of this kind. They improve to 8-12 overall and 3-5 in conference.
Week of January 14th
Varsity The Varsity Hornets had a huge week running their winning streak to 3 with victories over Montini and Addison Trail this week. The 3 game winning streak brings the Hornets within one game of .500 for the season.
Montini came into the Hornets nest and were not ready for the first quarter attack. The Hornets scored 27 points in the first 6 minutes of the game. Jason Williams, James Ruzicka, and Billy Durkin all scored in double digits for the Hornets. Aaron Tims led the Hornets with 10 rebounds.
On Friday the Hornets traveled to Addison Trail looking for their 2nd conference win of the season. The Trailblazers got out to a 6-0 start but it would be all Hinsdale South from that point on. A 16-0 run propelled the Hornets in the first quarter in a game they led for the final 30 minutes. Aaron Tims, James Ruzicka, and Jason Willams all scored in double digits to lead the Hornets to a 15 point victory.
Sophomore The Hornets started off the week hosting Montini in a non conference matchup. The game was back and forth for the first 3 quarters of the game. Both the Hornets and the Broncos exchanging runs and leads. To start the 4th quarter the Broncos turned their defense into offense and scored some easy baskets in transition. The Hornets continued to fight and stay in the game but ultimately fell to the Broncos. Montini 51 Hinsdale South 42. Kendall Martin led the Hornets with 12 points.
On Friday the Hornets returned to conference play, traveling to Addison Trail. The game started off with the Hornets taking an early lead. That lead continued to extend throughout the 2nd and 3rd quarters. The Blazers fought back and cut the lead but couldn’t make it a game. Hornets 63 Blazers 48. Trey King led the team with 23 points.
Freshman A The Hornets went 2-0 this week securing victories over Montini and Addison Trail. In both games we started off slow in the first half and pulled away in the fourth quarter. Lucas Duffy and Logan Bryant both had fantastic weeks leading the team in scoring and rebounding respectively.
Freshman B The freshmen b hornets won convincingly 48-21 vs Montini on Tuesday night. There was plenty of scoring to go around in that one, including Newcomer Mike Urbanski who had 8. Three different hornets hit three point field goals in this one as well as the hornets now have won four out of their last five to move their record to 6-10 overall and 2-3 in conference.
The freshman b hornets won a tough one in overtime vs Addison Trail on Friday night 41-37. The game went into overtime as a result of a clutch 3 pointer by Ryan Kholsaat at the end of regulation. Once again, despite a poor shooting game overall, the hornet man press forced enough turnovers to get the job done. The hornets are 7-11 overall and now 3-3 in conference.
Week of January 7th
Varsity The first week back from Christmas Break saw the Hornets welcome two tough opponents to the Hornets Nest. The Hornets were trying to avenge a lopsided defeat earlier in the season to Willowbrook but weren’t able to withstand a 22-0 before and after halftime by Willowbrook. Despite being down 20 points the Hornets did not give up and fought their way back into the game. The Warriors were able to escape with a 65-56 victory. James Ruzicka led the Hornets with a career high 26 points.
On Friday night the Hornets showed why it’s so hard for opposing teams to win in the Hornets Nest. Proviso East came into the game undefeated in conference play, but only held a lead for 1 minute vs. the Hornets. An 8-0 run to start the first half and a 16-0 run early in the 2nd half propelled the Hornets to a 72-57 victory. The Hornets were on fire from the 3point line hitting 11 of their 15 attempts. James Ruzicka continued his hot play scoring 21 points and Billy Durkin added 19 including 4 3’s in the 3rd period. Sophomore The Hornets hosted Willowbrook on Tuesday. The game was sloppy to start with both teams struggling to score. As the game went on Willowbrook’s lead extended to 10 points. To start the 2nd half, the Hornets found their stride, sharing the ball and executing plays. The 2nd half was all Hornets and the final score was Hinsdale South 59 Willowbrook 49. Jimmy Pacione had 11 points while Kendall Martin, Trey King and Maurice Houston all had 10 points.
On Friday the Hornets hosted Proviso East. The game was back and forth the entire way. The hornets had 2 leads in the last 2 minutes of the 4th quarter but ultimately couldn’t hang on and lost 57-54. Kendall Martin led the team with 19 points while Jaylon Smith had 8 points.
Freshman A We went 1-1 this week scoring a win over proviso east and a tough loss to Willowbrook High school. Lucas Duffy was the leading scorer on the week averaging 11.5 points per game on 3 made threes per game. Kenneth Gilford was instrumental in securing the win versus Proviso. The Hornets move to 7-9 on the season.
Freshman B The hornets dropped a tough game on Tuesday night to Willowbrook 46-32. In a game that featured huge performances by the big men— Gilford who scored 13 and Sagat who scored 15, ultimately it was 21 missed free throws that cost this one. The freshmen b team is now 4-10 overall and 1-3 in the conference.
The freshmen b hornets won 50-34 vs Proviso East on Friday, scoring one of their highest point totals of the year in the process. Behind a strong effort by Kiwone Young (13) and Matt Sagat (15), the hornets never trailed in this one and moved their record to 5-10 overall and 2-3 in conference.
Week of December 31st
Varsity On the final Friday of Christmas break the Hornets traveled to Leyden high school to take on the Eagles in a conference battle. The Hornets played three great quarters vs. the Eagles and controlled the game before a tough Leyden defense took over in the 4th quarter forcing overtime. In overtime the game went back an forth but saw the Hornets have to foul at the end of the game and lose 60-56. Aaron Tims led the Hornets with 20 points.
Sophomore On Friday the Hornets traveled to Leyden High School to face off against the Eagles. The Hornets started off the game slow and the game was tight throughout the entire first quarter. To start the 2nd quarter the hornets’ offense took off. The halftime score was Hornets 24 Leyden 11. The entire second half was all Hornets as well with every player on the team getting significant minutes in the second half. The final score was Hinsdale South 47 Leyden 16. Parker Bozzi was the leading scorer with 11 points, Trey King had 9 points and Kendall Martin and Jimmy Pacione each had 8 points.
Freshman A The Hornets beat Leyden 62-27. Garrett Bolte led all scorers with 15. Lucas Duffy and Logan Bryant both finished with 14 respectively. The freshman A team stands at 6-7 moving closer to .500
Freshman B The freshmen b hornets won a barnburner vs Leyden HS on Friday night 37-36. Having practiced against the zone all week, it still took a quarter to comfortably break the Leyden 1-2-2 press. Sagat once again led all scoring with 14, while Kholsaat hit a clutch 3 pointer towards the end to give the hornets the win. They are now 4-9 overall and 1-3 in conference.
Week of December 24th
Varsity The Hornets played in the Jack Tosh Christmas classic held at York HS over Christmas break. The young Hornet squat entered the tournament not being one of the top 16 seeds out of 32 teams. The Hornets quickly showed in round one that they belonged in the winners bracket. In five seasons in the tournament the Hornets have always been in the winners bracket and this motivation helped a young team.
The Hornets were victorious vs. a higher seeded Lemont in round one, and dominated Providence Catholic from tip to finish in round 3. A tough round two game vs. the 3rd seeded St. Laurence saw the Hornets lead the entire first half dismantling one of the best pressure defenses in the tournament. Cold shooting kept St. Laurence in the game and a 4th quarter trying to crank up pressure didn’t work for the hornets. In game 4 of the tournament South ran into a red hot Schaumburg team that stymied the Hornet offense.
The Hornets finished the tournament at 2-2 but showed a lot of improvement that can be carried over into the second half of the season. Aaron Tims led the Hornets in the tournament scoring 20 points twice and averaging 9 rebounds per game. Freshman A The hornets went 1-2 this week scoring a win vs Stagg and losing a close one to Kenwood high school. Blake Albert hit a game tying three to send the Stagg game to OT helping secure the win. Garrett Bolte made his first appearances of the season this week after sustaining an injury during football season. The hornets are 5-7 on the season.
Freshman B Wednesday, December 26th the freshmen b hornets lost 44-16 against a very good kenwood team. Turnovers were a problem for the hornets in this one, although it was only a ten point game at half. Sagat once again led the team with 6 pts, while Gilford and Whittaker contributed 4 and 3 respectively. LT is up tomorrow as the hornets are 2-8 overall and 0-3 in conference.
The freshmen b hornets lost 54-30 to LT on Thursday, but play was much better overall, as hshs executed much better in the half court. This time scoring was more spread around with Czuba leading the way with 6, Sagat with 4, and Garritty with 4. It has been a learning curve for this young team but they are slowly improving each time out. The hornets are now 2-9 overall and 0-3 in conference.
Friday, December 28th The freshmen b hornets won their third game in the LT holiday tournament 40-28, in a game that saw hshs come roaring back from an early 13 point deficit. Sagat once again led the team with 13pts, while Whittaker and Gilford each contributed 10 and 11 respectively. The hornets move to 3-9 overall and 0-3 in the conference.
Week of December 17th
Sophomore The Hornets started off their Christmas tournament playing Evanston High School at the Riverside Brookfield Christmas Tournament. The Hornets started off the game very competitive with Evanston. The Hornets kept the game close throughout the entire first half and the third quarter. During the 4th quarter the Wildkits pulled away and the won the game 57-38.
In the second game of the Christmas tournament the Hornets played the Stagg Chargers. This game was back and forth throughout the entire game with the Hornets having the lead by one with under a minute to go. The Chargers hit a shot to take the lead and the Hornets shot at the end came up short. Stagg won 43-42. Parker Bozzi and Jaylon Smith led the team with 11 points each.
To close the RB Christmas tournament the Hornets faces Willowbrook in a rematch of a game from a few weeks ago. This game was very similar to the first one with the Hornets starting the game with some 3 pointers and never looking back. Hinsdale South 52 Willowbrook 38. Bobby Durkin led the Hornets with 19 points while Parker Bozzi had 13 points.
Week of December 10th
Varsity One of the toughest weeks of the seasons for the Hornets due to 3 good opponents saw the Hornets go 1-2. The Hornets traveled to Willowbrook for a rivalry conference game. The Hornets put in a lot of effort but were never able to get anything going on the offensive end. Turnovers led to a lot of transition points and set the Hornets back from the beginning of the game. The Hornets fell 73-46. Billy Durkin led the Hornets with 14 points.
A huge Friday night game vs. the Rival Mustangs of DGS was next up for the Hornets. A slow start saw the Hornets get down 0-10 before climbing back into the game. Despite the slow start midway through the 3rd quarter the Hornets were able to get back to within 3 points with a shot to tie the game, but it would not be their night. A much improved DGS team proved too much. Billy Durkin led the Hornets with 20 points counting a career high 9 free throws. Aaron Tims also helped the Hornets with 14 points and 8 rebounds.
On Saturday the Hornets traveled to Conant HS for a rematch of last years buzzer beating win. The Hornets controlled the game from the tip and were able to break down a tough zone defense put forth by Conant. The final score saw the Hornets winning 65-57. Billy Durkin hit 6 3’s to lead the Hornets while Aaron Tims chipped in 19 points in the paint. Sophomore On Tuesday the Hornets traveled to Willowbrook High School to take on the Warriors. The game started off with the Hornets hitting a lot of three pointers. The hornets jumped out to an early lead and kept it throughout the entire game. The Hornets won big over Willowbrook 60-48. Bobby Durkin led the Hornets with 21 points, while Trey King had 20.
On Friday the Hornets hosted conference favorite Downers Grove South. The game started off back and forth with both teams playing up tempo. The Hornets took the lead to end the first quarter and held onto it until the middle of the 4th quarter. Half way through the 4th quarter, the Mustangs took the lead back. The final 3:30 seconds were some of the most exciting minutes of the season for the Hornets. In the 4th quarter, Jimmy Pacione and Domas Dicpetris bit big 3 pointers, while Brandon Landfair and Parker Bozzi had key and ones. At the end of the game the Hornets pulled out the win 70-69. Bobby Durkin had 24 points while Trey King had 14.
The next night the Hornets traveled to Conant for a Saturday afternoon contest. The Cougars took a big lead to start the game and carried through the entire game. The Hornets struggled to handle the zone defense of the Cougars and lost 54-24. Freshman A Week of December 10- we lost 36-37 to Willowbrook, 38-52 to DGS and 48-61 to Conant. Blake Albert and Lucas Duffy were high scorers for the week. The boys played hard all week but came up short in a few key facets.
Freshman B The freshmen b hornets lost 44-28 at Willowbrook on Tuesday night. Turnovers were the story in this one as the hornets struggled to break the press. One bright spot was Matt Sagat who pulled down double digit rebounds and scored 6 points. Up next is the rival matchup vs Downers Grove South. The hornets are now 2-6 overall and 0-2 in conference
The freshmen b hornets lost to Downers Grove South 40-26 on Friday night. The hornet press was outstanding in this one, forcing more than 20 turnovers— but the hornets continue to struggle scoring off them. Matt Sagat was a bright spot with 9 points and double digit rebounds.Dasalla and Young contributed 4 points each in the effort. The hornets are now 2-7 overall and 0-3 in conference.
In the second game in a row the freshmen b hornets lost a tough one 44-30. Again....the press forced several turnovers but missed opportunities still plague this young team. Once again Matt Sagat led the way in points and rebounds. The hornets are 2-8 on the season and 0-3 in conference.
Week of December 3rd
Varsity The Hinsdale South Varsity basketball team played in two tough non conference road games this week and came away with 2 huge wins.
On Wednesday night the Hornets traveled to DeKalb to play a tough Barbs basketball team. The Hornets used a great first half and a clutch performance in overtime to come away with a 59-56 win. Jason Willams, Billy Durkin, and Aaron Tims all scored 15 points to lead the Hornets. The Hornets were 15-18 from the Free throw line in the win.
On Friday night the Hornets played district rivals Hinsdale Central and pulled off a 56-46 win in a tough road environment. Large and loud student sections from both schools made it a wild environment. The Hornets struggled at the start of the game and fell behind 10-2 early in the game. From that point on the Hornets were able to control the tempo of the game and pull away from the Red Devils. Billy Durkin’s 19 points led the Hornets. Aaron Tims added 13 and Jason Willams added 9. Deashawn Amy’s energy off the bench really helped the Hornets get an important rivalry win.
With two wins this week the Hornets improved their record to 3-4 on the season.
Sophomore The sophomore Hornets traveled to the Dekalb High School this week to play the Barbs. The game was back and forth with the Hornets having a lead as high as 8 and the Barbs having a lead as high as 4. At the end of regulation the score was tied and the game went to over time. Over time went back and forth before the Barbs took the lead for good with 5.3 seconds left. Final score Dekalb 54 Hinsdale South 52. Trey King led the Hornets with 14 points while Bobby Durkin and Parker Bozzi each had 10 points. Freshman A The freshman A team lost both games this week to Dekalb and Hinsdale Central. In both games it was close at halftime and slipped away in the third due to cold shooting.
Freshman B The hinsdale south b team offense shook off the cobwebs on Wednesday night defeating Dekalb 49-31. Once again the hornet b team played tough defense but was also supported by some sharp shooting by Ryan Dasalla, Jalen Banks, and Cassidy Whittaker. Newcomer Ken Gilford was also a huge presence in this one. The hornets are now 2-4 overall.
The HSHS freshmen b team lost 42-31 at Hinsdale Central on Friday night. Scoring was better behind some clutch shots by Ryan Kholsaat and Ryan Dasalla, but a dry third quarter cost the hornets in this one. The b team is now 2-5 on the season and 0-1 in conference.
Week of November 26th
Varsity The Hornets started off the week with their first win of the season vs. Andrew HS. The Hornets dominated the entire game and entered the 3rd quarter with a 54-26 lead. The Hornets were led in scoring by Billy Durkin’s 14 points. Daeshawn Amy added 11 points and hit 3 3’s in the 3rd quarter to extend the Hornet advantage. The final score of the game was 56-40.
On Friday night the Hornets hosted the Mustangs of Morton for their first conference game of the season. The Hornets fell in a close wild game 70-74. Billy Durkin led the Hornets with 21 points. Durkin, Tims, Ruzicka, Williams all scored in double digits. The Hornets made 9 or more 3’s for the 4th time this season.
Sophomore The Hornets opened conference play hosting the Morton Mustangs. The Mustangs started the games hitting shots and playing great defense. After the first quarter the Hornets hung tough and tried to keep the score close. At the end of the game it was Morton 59 Hinsdale South 42. Trey King led the Hornets with 22 points.
Freshman A The Freshman A team lost the Andrew high school by 14 points. They proceeded to bounce back with a 4 point win over Morton high school in their home opener Friday night. Blake Albert and Lucas Duffy were the leading scorers on the week. Logan Bryant was instrumental in the win vs Morton.
Freshman B The freshmen b hornets lost at Andrew 33-24 on Tuesday night. Hinsdale South played some fantastic defense, but ultimately the rust from the snow day off showed as the hornets struggled to put the ball in the hoop. The highlight of the game was a nifty steal and score by Cassidy Whittaker just before half. A home game vs. Morton awaits on Friday.
The freshmen b hornets lost to Morton 34-24 on Friday night in a scrappy game. Again the hornets turned their opponents over several times but the scoring was hard to come by. Ryan Dasalla led HSHS with 13. The hornets are now 1-4 on the young season and 0-1 in conference
Week of November 19th
Varsity The Varsity Basketball team started off their season with 3 games in the Lyons Township Thanksgiving Tournament. The Young Hornet squad wasn’t able to come away with a victory, but did gain valuable experience that will pay off later in the season. All three games were close until the final buzzer. Aaron Tims and Billy Durkin both averaged in double figures for the Hornets. The Hornets also made 21 3’s in the first two games and 25 overall in the tournament.
Sophomore The Hornets started off their season at the Lyons Township Thanksgiving tournament. They opened out the season vs LT. The Hornets started off the game keeping it close with the Lions. After a tough second half the Hornets lost 64-32.
The second game of the season the Hornets faced off against Plainfield North. The Hornets took a commanding lead early and lead throughout the entire game. At the end of the game was Hinsdale South 64 Plainfield North 50. Trey King lead the Hornets with 20 points.
To end the tournament over Thanksgiving the Hornets faced off vs Maine South. The Hornets struggled vs a very discipline Maine South team. At the end of the game the final score was 46-24.
To start off the first non conference game of the season, The Hornets traveled to Andrew High School. The game started off back and forth before the Hornets took a commanding 2nd half lead. The Hornets won 56-42. Trey King lead the Hornets with 15 points. Bobby Durkin scored 11 points. Freshman A The freshman A team went 3-0 in the Reavis high school thanksgiving tournament. They won two of the three games by over 20 points. Deon Bomar and Blake Albert were the leading scorers for the week. Lucas Duffy hit 9 threes on the week.
Freshman B The freshmen b hornets lost 54-36 on Tuesday night to open the season vs Elgin Larkin HS. Steven Czuba led the team with 8 points, while several others contributed between 5 and 6, including Josh Sander, Cassidy whittaker, and Ryan Dasallia. The hornets are playing all A teams in this thanksgiving tournament, so it’s usually a tough start and an opportunity to learn how to play together. Elgin HS awaits next on Wednesday.
The freshmen b hornets pulled out the upset vs the Elgin A team 29-28 on Wednesday night. Jalen Banks led the team with 12 points and some excellent defense down the stretch. Matt Garrity and Lucas Isberg contributed some three point shots and Luke Sadowski hit important free throws to propel the hornets to victory. HSHS is now 1-1 on the young season and play host West Chicago on Friday morning.
The freshmen b hornets dropped their final game of the West Chicago tournament to West Chicago 51-19. All told, it was a successful start to the season at 1-2 in a tournament that required a b team to face 3 A teams. The scoring was pretty spread around in this one, and the hornet defense kept them in the game early before ultimately being overwhelmed in the second half.
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