Varsity The varsity Lady Hornets opened up conference play on Tuesday in dramatic fashion with an overtime win over conference rival Willowbrook. The Hornets beat the Warriors 60-53. Freshman Hailey Goins was the leading scorer hitting 4 three pointers and scoring 21 points. Junior Mia Lavorato chipped in 14 points. Mia hit 3 three pointers and made some clutch free throws. Mimi Flowers also hit very clutch free throws and ended the game with 10 points while Freshman Maeve Savage contributed 9 points in the win.
The Hornets faced Morton on Saturday night and got another conference win. They beat the Mustangs 46-26. Junior Mimi Flowers scored 12 points while Senior Ella Hardman and Freshman Hailey Goins each added 10 points. Mia Lavorato took 2 charges and was a great leader on the floor guiding the Hornets to 2-0 in conference play. The girls will have a week worth of practices to get ready for rival DGS on Friday night!
JV 11/29 Home Vs Willowbrook W The Hinsdale South Hornets opened their conference season playing Willowbrook, a team they lost to twice last year. The girls came out from the gate with high intensity and never quit their first conference game 27-23. It was a team effort win from every one of the girls on the team. Ava Chamberlain started the Hornets off with an early lead with a 3-point basket. Marit Haile, despite Willowbrook trying to double team her, was able to score 11 while Kallie King contributed 4. Also scoring was Vakare Ivoskis (2), Anna Wilcox (3), Rey Nwakudu (2), and Samieh Shehadeh (2). It was an excited game all the way to the 4th quarter buzzer and a great Hornet victory!
12/3 Home Vs Morton W The Lady Hornets played at home Saturday night against Morton beating them 24-16 making the Hornets 2-0 in conference! This was a team victory with contributions from all. The score was close up until the 4th quarter where the girls were able to pull ahead and win by 8. Leading the girls was Ava Chamberlain with 9 points from her quick drives to the basket drawing 3 fouls and hitting 3 free throws. Kallie King did a great job taking outside shots, scoring 6 points while Vivian Ling scored 5 points from takeaways. Anna Wilcox (2) & Rey Nwakudu (2) were strong components under the rim having several offensive and defensive rebounds each. An overall great Hornet victory!
Freshman In the third week of the season the girls started their conference play with Willowbrook paying a visit to the Young Lady Hornets. In the 22-12 win, the girls were led by an amazing defensive effort by Ameera Mullins, Alex Khulman, Kaleia Lin, Molly Curley, and Kennedy Ruff. The girls played the entire game and held strong against a full Willowbrook team.
The second game had brought another conference opponent to the home of the Hornets. In the 15-27 loss to Morton, Ameera Mullins and Gabi Hanson put up a great fight to keep an injured team in the game before losing steam. Even though the first week of conference play was split, it was an exciting set of games to watch and will only get more exciting as the season continues.
Week of November 21st
Varsity The Varsity Lady Hornets came away with a victory over St. Francis 38-27 on Monday night. With the win the Lady Hornets were the Consolation Champions of the Brenda Whitesell Tournament. It was a great team win with great defense and energy. Freshmen Maeve Savage and Hailey Goins both led the way with 10 points and 9 points respectively. While Juniors Mia Lavorato and Mimi Flowers each chipped in 6 points.
The Hornets then faced a good Plainfield North team on Friday. They fell short losing 24-57. Freshman Maeve Savage and Junior Mia Lavorato each led the way with 7 points. The Hornets open up Conference play at home on Tuesday against Willowbrook.
JV 11/22 The Lady Hornets were able to bounce back with intensity after their first loss of the season, beating Nazareth 31-18. Our guards did a fantastic job passing it into Yorkville’s vulnerable defense, allowing Marit Haile to score a person best 27 points. Kallie King and Vivian Ling both scored a basket each. It was a great Hornet victory and the girl’s played with high energy and tenacity.
11/26 Playing for 3rd place in the Thanksgiving tournament, the Lady Hornets lost to rival Hinsdale Central 27-21. The girls were down early and could never bounce back as Central kept the lead for the duration of the game. Marit Haile led the Hornets in points with 10. Vakare Ivoskis and Anna Wilcox both scored 4 each, while Ava Chamberlain contributed 3. It was a tough fought match with their Hinsdale rival and the girls never gave up. Freshman The second week of the season continued with the Brenda Whitesell Tournament, where the Young Lady Hornets faced off against Niles North. In their first win of the season, they outscored the opposing team 24-9. The offense was fueled by Kenney Ruff and Tia Tomov each having 8 points.
The final game of the tournament pitted the girls against conference contenders Addison Trails. The girls had the lead but the holidays caught up and suffered a heartbreaking 21-19 loss in the final moments. Alex Khulman put up a fantastic defensive effort with 7 steals to keep the girls in the game until the final seconds. As the tournament comes to a close and the conference season begins these Young Lady Hornets have plenty to be excited about.
Week of November 14th
Varsity The varsity lady hornet basketball team started their season off with a great team win against Oswego high school on Monday night. It was a balanced night of scoring with Junior Mia Lavorato leading the way with great leadership and 14 points. Freshmen Hailey Goins and Maeve Savage made their varsity debut scoring 13 points and 10 points respectively. And Junior Mimi Flowers added in 11 points. It was a great win to start the season!
The hornets then opened up their Tournament play on Tuesday with a tough loss to Plainfield South with a score of 34-46. Freshman Maeve Savage led the way with 10 points while Mia Lavorato chipped in 8 points and Mimi Flowers and Hailey Goins added 7 each.
The girls bounced back with a great win against Stagg on Saturday winning 56-48. Mimi Flowers dominated the paint scoring 23 points. Freshman Hailey Goins had some great finishes at the rim chipping in 14 points and Maeve Savage scored 15 points with 12 of those points coming from behind the arc. The girls will face St. Francis on Monday to continue tournament play. Stay tuned as this is going to be a fun group to follow!
JV 11/14 @ Oswego The Hornets began their season with a victory beating Oswego 34-25. Scoring early and passing it into our posts proved to be the way to beat Oswego. Marit Haile led the team with 26 points and several offensive and defensive rebounds. Ava Chamberlain contributed 6 points and Samieh Shehadeh. It was a great start to the season!
11/15 VS Plainfield South The Lady Hornets had a tough matchup to start the Hinsdale South Thanksgiving tournament fighting from start to finish with a final score of 23-21 moving their record to 2-0. It was an intense matchup, but the girls were successful under pressure. Marit Haile led the Hornets with 8 points followed by Kallie King with 6 and Vakare Ivoskis with 5 points. Also contributing to the win was Vivian Ling (3) and Ava Chamberlain (2).
11/19 VS Yorkville The Hornets got their first loss of the season losing to Yorkville 22-43. It was a tough loss with many Hornet turnovers. Marit Haile scored 10 points including making both of her free throws. Samieh Shehadeh had 5 points and Rey Nwakudu scored a basket as well. The Hornets got into foul trouble early and could not keep up with their opponent. Freshman The first game of the 2022-2023 season started off with the Freshman Lady Hornets paying a visit to Oswego. In the tough 20-40 loss Ameera Mullins led the girls in scoring and offensive rebounds with 8 in each category to keep the injury and ill ridden team in the game before losing steam.
The second game of the week kicked off the start of the Brenda Whitesell Tournament with the Young Lady Hornets facing a tough Plainfield South Squad. While the team still suffered players missing due to illness, Kaleia Lin fought to keep the girls in the running, playing all 28 minutes and finishing with 10 of the 14 points.
The last game of week one and the second game of the Tournament, pitted the girls against a stacked Stagg team. The game was well fought until the end with the final score of 15-27. In her first game, Molly Curley scored 6 of her ten points from behind the arc. While the first week was filled with losses, there is much more to come from this Young Lady Hornet squad, and it will be exciting to watch as the season continues.
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