Varsity The Varsity basketball team traveled to Ridgewood for their first appearance ever at the Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament. After 4 games the Hornets left with the Championship Trophy and some great experiences to build upon for the rest of the season.
On Monday the Hornets played Chicago King in the season opener. The Hornets got off to a 8-2 start before seeing the Jaguars climb back into the game and tie the score at the end of the first quarter. A strong second quarter saw the Hornets build a 9 point lead and the game would never get closer than that. Aaron Tims led the Hornets with 13 points. The Hornets finished the game with a final score of 56-37.
On Tuesday the Hornets faced a tough challenge in Highland Park. The Giants from Highland Park got off to a hot start and took an early 8-2 lead half way through the first quarter. The Hornets tough defense confused the Giants the rest of the game and they only allowed 21 points the rest of the game in a 46-29 victory. Deashawn Amy, Aaron Tims, and James Ruzica all scored in double digits.
On Wednesday the Hornets started the game hot and didn’t slow down until the final buzzer. The Hornets made 15 3’s in the game led by Daeshawn Amy’s 6 treys in the first half and 20 points. The hot shooting hornets led 40-14 at half time. The Hornets defense didn’t open up any looks in the second half and extended their lead to 71-20 at the end of the game.
After being off Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving the Hornets found themselves in a matchup vs. Hinsdale Central for the Tournament Championship. Hot shooting from the Hornets on Wednesday night didn’t carry over to Saturday but the Hornets found a way to win. A tough Hornet defense only allowed 4 points in the 2nd quarter to keep them in the game. In the third quarter shots finally started falling and the Hornets built a 9 point lead. The senior led composed Hornets were able to control the game in the 4th quarter and finish off the tournament with a 47-40 championship victory. Sophomore
Freshman A The freshmen A team started strong Monday night with a 50-37 defeat of Elgin Larkin. Offensive execution was solid in this one and the hornets also out rebounded their opponent on both sides of the court. The scoring was pretty spread out with Jenkins 10, Smith 9, Montez 9, and Lavorato 11. The hornets are 1-0. Game number two in the west Chicago tournament goes to the hornets as they move to 2-0 on this young season with a 50-43 win over Elgin. The maroons pressed the freshmen hornets all night but south proved up to the challenge as fast break opportunities were plenty. Gabe Haille made three 3 pointers in this one and Anthony Montez once again showed up big as well. Tomorrow is a matchup vs host West Chicago in the championship game.
The freshmen A hornets won the West Chicago thanksgiving tournament for the first time ever in a route over host West Chicago 71-24. Davanta Smith and Anthony Montez led the way with 12 and 14 respectively, and the hard man defense the hornets played confounded their opponent the entire game. Hinsdale South is 3-0 on this young season .
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