Sophomore This week saw our Hornets fall to conference rival Proviso East on the road, we were lead in that contest by Trae Burke and Alex Mazur in scoring with 17 and 10 points respectively. On Saturday we had a chance to improve with the B group against Hinsdale Central where Kyrell Caine was our top performer with three points and two steals. Finally on Saturday night we lost to a tough New Trier team with Trey Burke being our top performer with 18.
Freshman A The freshmen hornets lost an extremely tough game vs New Trier Saturday afternoon 51-41. The lead changed several times in this one before New Trier was able to pull ahead for good late in the fourth. Tommy Madden led all hornet scorers with 16. Hinsdale South is now 6-6 on the season and 2-1 in conference.
Week of December 27th
Freshman A The freshmen hornets lost a close one to York on Monday, 32-24. Hinsdale South led by three at half but scoring was difficult in the third quarter against York’s 1-2-2 zone and ultimately the Dukes took the lead and never gave it up. Dietrich led all hornet scorers with 9. The hornets are now 5-4 on the season and 2-1 in conference.
The freshmen hornets played LT down to the wire on Tuesday morning but ended up losing 34-29. In most years LT is a double digit favorite, but this time the hornets came to play. The lead changed a couple times before the Lions went up for good with a 3 point shot and under a minute left to play. Grant Dietrich led the hornets with 8. Hinsdale South is now 5-5 overall and 2-1 in conference.
The freshmen hornets won today against Stagg high school 47-38. After a sluggish start, Hinsdale South poured it on in the second quarter to go into half time tied. Then they dominated the second half behind a strong press and some nice scoring by Rohan Tevlil. South is now 6-5 overall and 2-1 in conference.
Freshman B The Hornets lost on Monday in the Lyons Township Freshman Tournament to York 36-7. The Hornets couldn’t seem to put the ball in the basket. Despite getting good looks on offense and playing good half court defense, they were held to only 7 points throughout the game. Damien Banuelos-Lasko led the Hornets in scoring with 3 points. The Hornets will be back in action tomorrow at 10:00 against Lyons Township.
The Hornets met up with Lyons Township on Tuesday and started off the game strong. Heading into the second quarter, the Hornets were facing a slim deficit. Turnovers, unfortunately, hurt the Hornets the rest of the half and Lyons jumped out to a sizable lead which they maintained the rest of the game. The half court offense, however looked better than it has all season as they continue to show improvement. The final score ended 46-15 Lyons Township. The Hornets were led in scoring by Jad Kawass with 6 points.
The Hornets faced Stagg in the final game of the Lyons Township Freshman tournament. In a very close game throughout that had many lead changes, overtime was eventually needed to settle the score. In overtime, the Hornets got some crucial open looks, but weren’t able to capitalize down the stretch. The final score ended up 38-34 Stagg. Jad Kawass led the team in scoring for the second straight game with 11 points. The Hornets will be off for a while and will be back in action on January 8 against New Trier.
Week of December 20th
Sophomore This week our Hornets had a good holiday tournament going 2-1 across the three game event. Trae Burke and Olasupo Akande lead us in game one against Niles North each player achieving a season high in scoring with 24 and 21 points respectively. Game two the Hornets defeated Harland lead by an energizing performance from Kyrell Caine off the bench with 8 points and Trae burke in scoring with 19 points. Our final game the Hornets defeated conference rival and tournament host Downers Grove South with a true team effort with all of our players getting minutes in the contest lead once again in scoring by Trae Burke.
Week of December 12th
Sophomore This week saw top performances from Alex Mazur in a tough loss against a tough York team, leading the team with a season high 12 points. In our conference schedule we had our best defensive effort as a team holding the Leyden Eagles to a season best 37 points with clutch shot making down the stretch from Olasupo Akande and Trey Burke to close out a tough opponent for a win moving our Hornets to 2-1 in the conference.
Freshman A The freshmen hornets dropped their game to York high school 47-36 on Tuesday night. The game was back and forth the whole way as both teams pressed- although the hornets forced more turnovers, the Dukes made more plays in the end. Grant Dietrich led all scorers with 10. The hornets are 4-3 on the season and 1-1 in conference.
The freshmen hornets won a nail biter vs Leyden on Friday night 30-29. In a game where the hornets jumped out to a 10 point lead early, the Eagles chipped their way back into the game to make it close. Ultimately, the hornets were able hold on down the stretch. Taeshawn Wilson and Grant Dietrich led the way for the hornets with 6 each. South is now 5-3 overall and 2-1 in conference.
Freshman B The Hornets clawed their way back into a good game after the break, but ultimately lost 38-23. After trailing by 11 at the half, the Hornets went on a 9-1 run and cut the lead to 3. They had some struggles scoring down the stretch which led to their eventual loss. Micholas Boyd led the Hornets with 12 points, including three 3-pointers. The Hornets are back in action against Leyden on Friday night at home.
The Hornets couldn’t seem to find the bottom of the net against Leyden on Friday night and lost 36-19. They were able to get many good looks, but shots were not falling. Early in the second half, the Hornets started to mount a comeback and got multiple stops and scores to get it to a 5 point game. Leyden, unfortunately, would pull away from that point on. The Hornets were led in scoring by Fuad Alsoubani and Micholas Boyd who both had 5 points.
Week of December 6th
Varsity December 11 The Hornets fought their way to a win over rival Downers South at home on Saturday night, 68-62. Aided with some energy from a great showing from the student section, The Hornets were able to build a big lead in the third quarter. Despite being down a few key players, South controlled the game throughout and finished it off with some great free throw shooting down the stretch. Brendan Savage led the Hornets with 22 points, Garrett Bolte had 19, and Jack Weigus added 12. The Hornets have another quick turnaround, with a strong opponent in York visiting The Hornets Nest on Tuesday.
Sophomore This week saw us take on Downers Grove South falling to the opponent 46-61. Trey Burke led all scorers in that contest with 24 points with a nice day from behind the arc going 4-6 from three point range. Off the bench Kyrell Caine came into the game giving us much needed minutes for players in foul trouble going 3-3 with 6 points and two rebounds.
Freshman A The freshmen hornets lost a close one to Downers South on Saturday 33-27. It was a scrappy game all around, and Hinsdale south actually out-executed DGS overall, but in the end missed shots in the paint cost the hornets down the stretch. Deshawn Wilson led the way with 5. The hornets are 4-2 overall and 1-1 in conference.
Freshman B The Hornets fought tooth and nail in a 32-28 loss to Downers Grove South. The Hornets handled full court pressure from start to finish and made a furious comeback down the stretch. They were led in scoring by Aiden LaPat and Jax Gerardi who both had 6 points. The Hornets will be back in action on Tuesday and Friday next week as they take on York and Leyden.
Week of November 29th
Varsity December 3 The Hornets fell to Willowbrook on the road 72-57 Friday night. The Hornets struggled mightily with turnovers, which were ultimately the difference in a game that was a 3 point game at halftime. A sluggish third quarter proved to be too much for the Hornets, despite strong scoring efforts from a few young players in the game. Freshman Jack Weigus scored 13 points in his first varsity action, and his fellow freshman Ayden Farrare added 11 points of his own. The Hornets will keep their heads up, as there were a lot of flashes of great basketball throughout the game despite the final score. The Hornets have a quick turnaround for their first home game of the season tomorrow against crosstown rival Hinsdale Central.
December 4 The Hornets lost to Hinsdale Central 62-51 in their home opener on Saturday night. The Hornets were never quite able to fight back from a ten-point halftime deficit, despite getting the game within 5 points multiple times. The Hornets again had a lot of flashes of great basketball, but ultimately struggled on the glass despite great effort. Garrett Bolte led the Hornets with 21 points and 10 rebounds, and Brendan Savage scored 17 of his own. The Hornets have a great combination of young talent and senior leadership, and are steadily improving. With consistency continuing to develop, look for the Hornets to keep getting better each and every game. South moves to take on rival Downers South next Saturday at home.
Sophomore This week saw the Hornets open up our conference schedule on the road versus Willowbrook. We collected our first win moving to 1-0 in the conference with good hard nosed defense from the team and outstanding wing play from both Trae Burke who had a season high 21 point on the back of 5-9 3point shooting and 9 rebounds as well, as well as Alex Mazur who recorded a double double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
The following contest against Hinsdale Central was a loss, however Olasupo Akande was promoted to captain for that game and moving forward and immediately showed why with his indomitable competitive spirit and unwavering commitment to the defensive end.
Freshman A The freshmen hornets won a gritty game over willowbrook 41-30 on Friday night. Deshawn Wilson led the way with 17 and the smothering hornets defense did the rest in a fun contest that also featured big contributions by Madden, Jaffery, and Taeshawn Wilson. The hornets are now 4-0 on this young season and 1-0 in conference.
The hornets lost a close game this time 42-32 vs Hinsdale Central. It was the fewest points allowed by a Hinsdale South freshmen team in several years, but in the end a hornet comeback fell 10 points short. Nick Okrim led the hornets in this one with 6. They are now 4-1 overall and 1-0 in conference.
Freshman B December 3 In the first game of the season for the Hornets, it was a very scrappy and hard-fought affair. The final score ended 39-30 in favor of Willowbrook. The Hornets hung tight the entire game and were led by Aiden LaPat and Micholas Boyd both with 6 points. A great learning experience to start the season.
December 4 The Hornets B team lost 34-18 to Hinsdale Central. The Hornets played a great second half, but just couldn’t chip away at the lead. Leading scorers were Aiden LaPat and Fredrick Finnegan with 4 points each. Looking forward to working on a few key things and getting ready for DGS next Saturday.
Week of November 22nd
Varsity November 22 The Hornets won their season opener against Ridgewood Monday by a score of 45-42. With a host of players in their first varsity game, the Hornets came out a little slow and trailed by 13 entering the fourth quarter. However, they flipped the switch in the fourth quarter and dominated, outscoring the Rebels by a score of 18-2 in the fourth quarter, fueled by dominant defense and efficient offense. Garrett Bolte led the Hornets with a monster effort, scoring 30 points and securing 11 rebounds. The Hornets continue in the Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament with a game against Schaumburg tomorrow.
November 23 The Hornets fell to Schaumburg Tuesday by a score of 59-58. A game of runs throughout, the Hornets had a strong fourth quarter that ended with a few shots in the last ten seconds that could’ve tied the game for the Hornets, but they ultimately fell by one point. Garrett Bolte led the Hornets with 24 points and 7 rebounds, and Elijah Fields chipped in with 14 points of his own. The Hornets move to 1-1 and take on Highland Park tomorrow night in their final game before the holiday.
November 24 The Hornets lost a tough one to Highland Park Wednesday, 45-41. Another slow start offensively ultimately doomed the Hornets, despite an outstanding defensive effort. The Hornets nearly fought back at the end, but a few free throws sealed the deal for Highland Park. Garrett Bolte led the Hornets with 16 points and 10 rebounds, and in Deon Bomar’s first game back for the Hornets, he added 10 points. The Hornets will take on a familiar opponent in Leyden on Saturday in their final game of the Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament.
November 27 The Hornets defeated Leyden 67-58 on Saturday, wrapping up the Ridgewood Thanksgiving Tournament. The Hornets built a lead of 20 early in the fourth quarter, and every Hornet player got in the game at some point. Garrett Bolte led the Hornets with 18 points, Brendan Savage scored 16, and Cassidy Whitaker added 10, with numerous other Hornets scoring at some point. The Hornets have a few days off before a big weekend of games against rivals Willowbrook and Hinsdale Central next Friday and Saturday.
Sophomore In our first game against Lyons we were led by Olasupo Akande and Jack Weigus in scoring with 6 and 9 points respectively. Our leading rebounder was Davon Williams who not only led the team with 4 rebounds but also provided great physicality in the middle for us.
Our second game against Fenger saw our team battle hard for the full length of the contest really coming through at the free throw line with 26 attempts total and going 8/8 down the stretch in the fourth quarter to ice the victory. Jack Weigus lead us in scoring with 17 points total including a perfect day from the free-throw line at 8/8.
In our third and final contest of the tournament against main south our top scorers were Jack Weigus and Davon Williams each with 6 points, Jack Weigus also doing a great job on the boards leading out team in rebounds from the guard position with 5 rebounds three of which were offensive. This tournament provided all our players a chance to play and was a great look at what we can do as a team and where we can improve.
Freshman A The freshmen hornets defeated Reavis high school in the first game of the holiday tournament there 50-19. Behind a solid defense and some some timely scoring by Deshawn Wilson (10 pts) and Tommy Madden (8 pts) the hornets were able to jump out to a big lead and hold it. The Hinsdale south freshmen are now 1-0 on this young season.
The freshmen hornets moved to 2-0 on this young season with a 39-32 win over Oak Forest. The Hinsdale south leading scorers were Deshawn Wilson and Tommy Madden who each had 10 points respectively. Another strong effort down the stretch prevented a would-be comeback by oak forest. The hornets will finish up the Reavis holiday tournament at 4:30 tomorrow.
The freshmen hornets finished off the Reavis tournament with a win over Evergreen Park 74-22. Nearly everyone scored in this one, and the game really wasn’t close at all after the first quarter. Tommy Madden led all scorers with 14. Grant Dietrich chipped in 9, and Nick Okrim with 8. The hornets are now 3-0 on the season.
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