Varsity Hornets start the Jack Tosh Christmas Tournament with a win 72-45 over Elk Grove. James Ruzicka led the Hornets with 15 points, Billy Durkin had 14, Aaron Tims scored 13 points.
Hornets beat Providence Catholic 63-49 in a hard fought game to move to 10-0. Aaron Tims & James Ruzicka each scored 15, while Billy Durkin & Daeshawn Amy each scored 11 points.
Hornets advance to semifinals with a win 61-52 over a tough Wheaton North team and are now 11-0. James Ruzicka led the Hornets with 17 points, Aaron Tims and Bobby Durkin each scored 14 points.
Freshman A On Thursday the freshmen A hornets dropped another one— this time to York 47-28. Davanta Smith led in scoring for the hornets with 15, but the dry shooting continues as a team. Still, the defense was a bright spot in the half court. Hinsdale South is now 4-4 overall and 0-3 in conference.
We knew LT would be a tough opponent for the freshmen A hornets and they were, Defeating Hinsdale south 46-27 on Friday. Again behind a defensive effort that forced LT into long possessions the hornets continued to struggle shooting the ball, failing to top 35 pts in four straight games. Hinsdale South is now 4-5 overall and 0-3 in conference.
The hornets lost 41-35 against Stagg to end the freshmen Christmas tournament on Saturday. A much improved hornet offense still stumbled down the stretch however despite solid offensive performances by Anthony Montez and Davanta Smith. Hinsdale South is 4-6 overall and 0-3 in conference.
Freshman B Freshman B lost to a very good York team 25-17 in the first game of the LT Christmas tournament. The Hornets struggled against a tough 1-2-2 press by York. It was a tremendous effort in terms of communication and hustle. Sam Harmon did an excellent job of helping break York’s pressure. Gary Smothers set a perfect example on how to talk and play with heart. The Hornets look forward to our game against Lyons tomorrow.
Freshman B lost to Lyons 36-21 in the second game of the LT Christmas Tournament. Despite being much smaller than Lyons, the Hornets were able to keep the game tight most of the way. It was another great effort for the Hornets, and another step in the right direction. The Hornets finish off the Christmas Tournament with Stagg tomorrow.
Freshman B defeated Stagg 36-22 in the last game of the LT Christmas Tournament. The Hornets came out and dominated from the very beginning, jumping out to an 11-1 lead to start the game. Gary Smothers led the way with a dominant performance including 14 points, and the entire team contributed and played a lot of minutes. The Hornets did an outstanding job of communicating the entire game, and played hard from start to finish. We will enjoy a well-deserved week off before returning to practice after the new year. Our next game is versus Leyden on January 10th.
Week of December 16th
Varsity Hornets get the win over a tough team in Downers Grove South 51-38. Billy Durkin led the Hornets with 20 and Aaron Tims scored 17. Hornets are 8-0 overall and 3-0 in conference. Sophomore
Freshman A The freshmen hornet A team lost 42-24 in a tough one at Downers South. It was another tough shooting day for the hornets as the Mustang size caused some problems inside. The defense was strong once again for this unit however. Davanta Smith led the way with 7. Hinsdale South is now 4-3 and 0-3 in the conference. Freshman B Freshman B fell to DGS 32-28. DGS managed a large fourth quarter comeback. John Vandercar had a strong game scoring the ball. The Hornets were in foul trouble in the second half which allowed for Downers South to hit a lot of free throws. The Hornets had tremendous hustle and defense all game. As we head into our holiday break, we look forward to playing in the Lyons Township tournament.
Week of December 9th
Varsity Hornets win 65-54 over Willowbrook. Billy Durkin led with 18 points, Aaron Tims had 15, Daeshawn Amy had 11 and sophomores Bobby Durkin & Garrett Bolte each had 8 points. Hornets are now 7-0 overall & 2-0 in conference.
Sophomore We lost 68-49, Parker Bozzi led us with 19 points. Deon Bomar followed with 16 and Lucas Duffy had 12 points on 4 threes. The the boys started off very slow and managed to get the lead down to 10 by halftime. The second half the other team started off with an 8-0 run and we couldn’t recover.
Freshman A The freshmen A hornets lost a tough one Saturday night 43-35 against an aggressive Willowbrook team. Unfortunately a barrage of turnovers cost Hinsdale South has n this one early until Willowbrook was forced to remove the press in the second half by a strong hornet comeback that was almost enough to pull it out. Smith and Montez led the scoring in this one with 10 and 11 respectively. The hornets are not 4-2 overall and 0-2 in conference.
Freshman B Freshman B lost to Willowbrook 40-27. It was a hard-fought matchup but we came up short. Willowbrook used large runs and a lot of rebounds to add to their lead. The Hornets were in foul trouble for most of the game, but still had a lot of bright spots. Shane Roth made four 3’s and scored 13 points, while his brother Chase added very solid play in the backcourt. Noah Sadowski added some great energy off of the bench. The Hornets are looking forward to their matchup at Downers South next Friday.
Week of December 2nd
Varsity Hornets win 70-52 over Morton. We are now 5-0 overall and 1-0 in conference. James Ruzicka scored 16 points, Daeshawn Amy had 14, Billy Durkin 12, Bobby Durkin & Aaron Tims had 11 points. Great TEAM win.
Hornets win 51-33 over Wheaton St. Francis. Aaron Tims led the Hornets with 15 points, Billy Durkin & James Ruzicka had 13 points. Hornets are now 6-0 on the season. Sophomore The hornets won 40-38 getting their first win of the year vs Morton. We were up by 2 at the half, got down by as much as 9 in the second half and managed to battle back in the fourth quarter and win. Lucas Duffy led us in scoring with 14 and Blake Albert finished with 13. Parker Bozzi iced the game with 2 free throws to put us ahead with 4.5 seconds left.
We lost to St. Francis 52-40. We started off the game restively strong and went into halftime up 2. Unfortunately the team unraveled in the second half and couldn’t maintain our lead. Blake Albert and Lucas Duffy led the team in scoring respectively.
Freshman A The freshmen A hornets lost their first game of the year to Morton Friday night 50-27 in a game where the hornets couldn’t buy a shot. Lavorato, Rudolph, and Smith led the team in scoring, however nobody had more than 7 individually. The hornets are now 3-1 on the young season.
The freshmen A hornets lost bounced back nicely on Saturday against St Francis 47-40. Ball movement was excellent and the defense was solid after a long trip out to Wheaton. Montez and Lavorato led in scoring and Kamauri Mitchell gave solid production on the boards and in the paint to propel the hornets to 4-1 overall and 0-1 in conference.
Freshman B Freshman B lost to Morton 27-20. Dylan McMurray and John Vandercar were outstanding on the boards. Team defense was key as we had a lot of steals and held Morton to just 27. As a whole, our shots weren’t falling but we stayed extremely competitive. The team didn’t give up towards the end when it would’ve been easy to. We are excited for tomorrow’s matchup against St. Francis
Freshman B defeated St. Francis 31-24. Sam Harmon and John Vandercar had standout games. Our team as a whole did a great job of beating their traps. We did great offensively and got a ton of great shots, and scoring was balanced across the board. The team stayed poised the entire game. Looking forward to a great week of practice before our next game against Willowbrook
Week of November 25th
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. Naperville 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 We lost 54-26 to Lyons Township. It was a tough loss to open up the season but we are prepared to bounce back. Parker Bozzi led us in scoring tonight with 10.
We lost 61-43. Parker Bozzi led us in scoring with 16 points, Caleel Riba had 8 points in the second half. The game was tied 24-24 at halftime and the game got away from us in the 4th quarter.
We lost 47-43. We started off extremely slow and nearly overcame a 16 point deficit in the 4th quarter to finish off a comeback. The boys just fell short but showed a lot of resiliency in the end. Parker Bozzi led the team in scoring.
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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