Hononegah defeats Benet Academy, finishes third in Class 4A

NORMAL, Ill. (WIFR) Despite another slow start, #7 Hononegah was able to bounce back to defeat #6 Benet Academy 43-39 to earn third place in Class 4A on Saturday at Redbird Arena.

The Lady Indians have been known to getting ahead and using their defense to dictate the pace of the game, but the last two nights were not according to script. Hononegah trailed 23-5 Friday against Maine West and again failed to score double digits in the first quarter against the Redwings, falling behind 12-3 after one.

However, a 14-0 run and a 20-point second quarter gave the Lady Indians a 23-22 lead at halftime.

Jordan King ends her stellar Hononegah career with a team-high 15 points, including 5-6 from the free throw line. Senior Cali Schmitz also had a big night in her final game for the Lady Indians. Schmitz finished with 10 points, nine rebounds, five steals and an assist.

Hononegah ends the season 33-5, the best record in program history.