The Henning boys’ basketball team is headed to the Class A State Tournament for the first time since 1966. The Hornets punched their ticket to state with a thrilling 60-58 come from behind victory over the Parkers Prairie Panthers on Friday night at UM-Morris.
Henning took their first lead of the game with under three minutes to play as they went on a 13-1 run, sparked by an aggressive pressure defense that led to many turnovers by the Panthers. Parkers Prairie committed 21 turnovers in the game.
Sam Fisher led Henning with 24 points and 3 assists. Isaac Fisher finished with 13 points and Blake Wallevand had 9 points, all in the second half, and a team high 4 assists. Parker Fraki led the Hornets with 5 rebounds.
Travis Yohnke led Parkers Prairie with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Andrew Warren and Alex Koep contributed 9 points each and Koep dished out a team leading 4 assists. Preston Yohnke added 8 points for the Panthers.
The Panthers end the season with a record of 24-5.
Henning takes a 28-1 season record into the Class A State Tournament on Thursday at Williams Arena. Their opponent and the time of their quarterfinal round contest will be determined this weekend.