The Spring Grove Lions were unable to get the offense going in their battle with eventual state champion Henning Friday afternoon at the Target Center. The Lions fell to the Hornets 67-34.

Henning had tremendous pressure on defense and never let the Lions break free. Henning's defensive pressure was the difference maker as they jumped out to a 37-16 lead at the break. The Hornets also shot the ball well, hitting 59 percent of their shots in the first half, including going 5-of-7 from beyond-the-arc in the first half.

The Lions shot just over 30 percent in the first half and just over 22 percent in the second half in the loss. Spring Grove was led by Caden Grinde's 11 points, while Kai Bjerke added nine.

The second half saw the same pressure right out of the gate for Henning. They built upon their halftime lead and led 47-19 quickly into the second half.

Henning was able to continue the hot shooting throughout the entire game, as the team shot 56 percent from the field, led by Parker Fraki's 15 points while Sam Fisher added 15 and Isaac Fisher added 14.

The Lions were just unable to get the offense going in the semifinal, as the team shot just over 25 percent from the field in the game.

The Lions took on Ada-Borup in the Third Place game on Saturday morning.

KFIL Subway Player of the Game - Kai Bjerke

Kingsley Mercantile Game Ball - Caden Grinde

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