Archive for February, 2013

Girls Basketball wins. Nuggets 36, Frazee Hornets 35.

Girls Basketball wins.
Nuggets 36, Frazee Hornets 35.

The Lady Nuggets win the HOL conference with a one point win over the Frazee Hornets in a rescheduled conference game Thursday. The Nuggets put the first five points on the board and would take a 7-3 advantage at the 15 minute mark. But that was the last lead the ladies would see that half, down by as many as seven before pulling within two to close the first half down 19-21.

The second half was close with the Nuggets pulling ahead by six with eight minutes to play. But Frazee took a one point lead at 5:34 and would increase that to four a minute later. The Nuggets got a bucket and with 25 seconds on the clock, a clutch three by Sannes gave the Nuggets the win as a couple attempts by Frazee would not fall. The Nuggets will play Breckinridge in Hawley Friday night. Congratulations Nuggets!


Boys Basketball wins. Nuggets 76, Frazee 33.

Boys Basketball wins.
Nuggets 76, Frazee 33.

The Hawley Nugget seniors started their final home game of the season and their high school careers vs. the Frazee Hornets Friday night. The six seniors are Jacob Crompton, Zach Filler, Devon Pekas, Brandon Sellin, Logan Stoa and team motivator, Jesse Johnston.

Frazee scored a three to start the game and Pekas answered with a three of his own. The lead would trade hands until the 12:30 mark when Hawley would take the lead to stay. The boys took their half time break doubling the Hornets’ score – 36-18.

The second half was all Nuggets as the Hornets would add just 15 against the Nuggets’ 40. Nuggets improve their record to 19-1 with the final score 76-33.

Congratulations seniors!

Thanks also to all the Dance Impressions’ groups for their JV and Varsity halftime performances!

Girls Basketball wins. Nuggets 32, Pelican Rapids Vikings 24.

Girls Basketball wins.
Nuggets 32, Pelican Rapids Vikings 24.

Thursday night brought Pelican Rapids to the Hawley hard court for the second conference matchup between the Lady Nuggets and the Vikings. With Hawley sitting alone atop the HOL conference, the Vikings were looking to end the Nuggets’ eight game winning streak and improve their own 5-4 conference record.

The Nuggets’ Drew Sannes secured the tip and the highly-anticipated game was underway. Tough defense on both ends of the court and blocks by Sannes and Hovelson kept both teams in single digits until a fast break bucket plus one by Noreen followed by a Sannes’ three put the Nuggets up 15-5 with 2:40 to play. A buzzer-beating three by Olson gave the Nuggets a thirteen point lead to close the half. The other contributing factor to note was that the Vikings’ leading scorer, freshman point guard Mackenzie Korf, was held scoreless for those first 18 minutes.

The Vikings broke their drought at 15:05 with a three to start the second half. They followed with a two minutes later to cut the lead to eight, 18-10. It took nearly seven minutes before the Nuggets finally found the basket themselves. A steal and bucket minutes layer increased the Nugget lead to 12 with a little over 10 minutes to play. The Korf sisters combined for the next seven Vikings points to cut the Nugget lead to seven, 24-17. Cold shooting and turnovers haunted the girls for much of the second half and the Vikings pulled within six with a minute remaining. The Lady Nuggets would add just 14 in the second half, mostly from the charity stripe, but it was enough to secure the win, 32-24.

Two highlights for tonight’s game were the 15 (unofficial) blocks by Sannes and holding Korf to single digit scoring.