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Hornet boys go 1-1 at home

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The Hornets’ Theodore Millin gets Kickapoo’s Aidric Egge to leave his feet but gets brushed across his head for his troubles. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Alex Manning (10) reverses course against the Panthers defense while Brett Wagner (32) waits at the top of the frame. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Sophomore Cooper Lomas goes up-and-off the glass for two points. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Lucius Cooley looks to pass the ball to a teammate despite the efforts of Kickapoo's Ry Gehrke. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Hornet senior Nicholas Walz (45) finds himself in the right place at the time to collect the rebound as teammates Lucius Cooley (left), Alex Manning (top), and Cooper Lomas (right) watch. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Alex Manning (10) and Jonah Klema use smothering defense to trap Kickapoo sophomore Malachi McCauley. Teammates Lucius Cooley (left) and Brett Wagner (right) wait in the background. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

Clint Mitchell (right) goes to knock the ball away from Kickapoo's Breken Miller as Theodore Millin (23) provides defensive help. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

The Hornets Theodore Millin (23) dishes the ball off to teammate Cohen Redman after being converged on by two Kickapoo players. (Derick Kelly/Courier Press)

By Derick Kelly

 

The Wauzeka-Steuben Hornets welcomed the Richland Center Hornets to town on Tuesday, Feb. 6 for a non-conference contest. The visitors from the Southwest Wisconsin Conference took a slim 25-22 lead into halftime before using a 30-23 second half to earn the 55-45 victory over the host Hornets.

Cooper Lomas led Wauzeka-Steuben in scoring with 20 points, while teammates Lucius Cooley (15 points), Cohen Redman (5 points), Theodore Millin (3 points), and Brett Wagner (2 points) combined for the Hornets remaining 25 points.

The Hornets returned to conference action two nights later when they hosted Kickapoo on Thursday, Feb. 8. Following a low scoring first half that saw the visiting Panthers take a 20-18 lead into halftime, the Hornets used a strong second half to out score Kickapoo 33 to 18 to claim a 51-38 victory to improve their record to 7-11 overall, and 5-4 in the Ridge and Valley Conference.

Following the Hornets trip to Viola on Monday night to once again face Kickapoo, they return home to host La Farge on Thursday night before traveling to Cazenovia the following night to wrap up a busy week with the Weston Silver Eagles.

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