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
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.
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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