Maine West knocks off Hononegah in the State Semifinals

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Undefeated and #1 ranked Maine West was more than Hononegah could handle Friday night in the girls Class 4A State Semifinals.

Hononegah lost 56-32. Jordan King got her points. She scored 20, but no other Hononegah player scored more than five. Hononegah shot noly 27.5% from the field. The Indians also made only 3 of 20 three-point attempts and they were outrebounded 40-22.

Dylan Van Fleet was raining in three-point shots the entire first half for Maine West. She scored 19 in the half.

“You know we shot 20 percent in the first half and we had two people score,” said Hononegah coach Rendy Weibel. “Jordan had 13 and Hannah had a bank three. We couldn’t make shots. We couldn’t get going. They were awful good and when they did happen to miss a shot we didn’t rebound it. We played like it was our first time at Redbird and it showed. There’s no use in berating them. They gave their best effort. We just, we weren’t ready for this type of atmosphere, this type of spotlight. We got beat and that’s it, but I thought our kids at least tried to fight a little bit.”

Hononegah’s record is now 32-5. The Indians will play in the State Consolation game Saturday evening against Lisle Benet Academy.

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