The Blevins Hornets have racked up some impressive wins on the hardwood for 2016-17 hoops season in recent performances on the road. The Hornets took care of business last Friday to defeat the Sparkman Raiders 64-58, then prevailed over the Taylor Tigers 59-49 for back to back victories for a 3-1 overall record thus far.

The Blevins Hornets have racked up some impressive wins on the hardwood for 2016-17 hoops season in recent performances on the road. The Hornets took care of business last Friday to defeat the Sparkman Raiders 64-58, then prevailed over the Taylor Tigers 59-49 for back to back victories for a 3-1 overall record thus far.

Hornets' Zane Kirkham came out with a phenomenal scoring display on the hardwood in Blevins previous victory over a tough Taylor Tiger squad. Kikham dropped a impressive 30 points for his season-high to lead Blevins to a 10 point win. Although the Hornets convincingly earn the win, Blevins and Taylor ended first quarter play tied 11-11. Throughout the game, Taylor rallied back to take a slim lead but the Hornets dug deep and made a run to close out for the win. At halftime, the Hornets led Taylor 31-23. In the second half, the Hornets totaled for 28 points to Taylor dropping 26 in the basket for third and fourth quarter scoring. For the game, behind Kirkham's big 30 point night, Bailey Lee posted a strong 15 points for double-digit scoring.

For Blevins battle against Sparkman, the Hornets trailed in the first quarter 14-10 to the Raiders ending opening period action. In the second, the Hornets regrouped and out-scored Sparkman 21-13. At halftime, the Hornets led the Raiders 31-27 for a slim four point spread going into the locker room.

In the second half, the Hornets burned the net for 40 points totaled as the Raiders dropped 31 in the basket for third and fourth quarter scoring. The Hornets would leave the Raider hardwood territory for a six point victory.

For the game, Hornets' Kirkham led scoring with 16 points, Lee followed with 14 points, Hunter Choate added 11 points for double-figures and Deandre Burton contributed nine points.

Blevins veteran head basketball coach Scott Kelton was pleased by the Hornets have stepped up and made improvements in their performances thus far into the season. Kelton knows his squad will have to adjust to other team's style being young this season, but confident they'll grow into a mature group once tournament mode enters.

The Jr. Hornets continue to make improvements as they pulled off a big win over Sparkman 63-20 led by a big scoring night from David Franks posting 31 points. The Jr. Hornets fell short to Bradley in the season opener but Kelton was proud how they returned to win their next game now 1-1 overall.

On Tuesday November 8, the Hornets and Jr. Hornets will return to their own court to host Sparkman for their season home opener looking to sweep their series meeting on the "Paul Noesser Court" at the Imon G. Brown Gymnasium for a four game night stanza in Blevins.