Ivory leads Big Lake attack in 65-52 win over Huskers Tuesday
The Hornets had four players in double figures and defeated Holdingford 65-52 Tuesday at home.
Derek Ivory scored 18 points and pulled down six rebounds to lead the Hornets, who bounced back from a tough overtime loss Friday night.
Jim Greeley had 15 points, including six of six from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to keep the Huskers at bay.
Brent Capistrant shot a perfect five for five from the floor and finished with 13 points, and Kory Kreager hit all three of his shot attempts in the second half and scored 10 points on the evening.
It was a good night for the entire team, as the Hornets shot over 50 percent from the floor and hit 15 of 22 from the free throw line.
After building an early lead, the Hornets slowed the pace and tried to control the clock.
It paid off, as the Huskers were forced to foul in the last quarter. But the Hornets converted nine of 13 from the line down the stretch and pulled away.
Pierz 54, Hornets 53 OT
Friday, the Hornets built a first half lead and watched it evaporate, losing 54-53 to Pierz in overtime.
Rainer Grant and Ivory each had six points in the first quarter, as the Hornets led 12-8 after one period and 25-19 at the half.
But Chris Zilka of the Pioneers broke loose for nine points in the third quarter, and the Hornets got into foul trouble late in the game, allowing Pierz to tie the score and send the game into overtime.
Greeley opened the overtime period with a three pointer, but the Hornets were outscored 6-2 the rest of the way. A Brett Maass 15 footer bounced out as time expired.
Ivory finished with 20 points and seven rebounds.
Grant had 12 points and led the team with 15 rebounds.
Greeley had nine points and four steals.
The Hornets are 3-5 in the conference and 5-8 overall. They visit Holdingford Tuesday and Rockford Friday. Thursday’s game at EV-W has been rescheduled for March 1 and the game against Melrose that had been rescheduled for that date has been cancelled.