Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 08 January 2008 03:36The Hillsboro boys and girls both lost their non-league games at Nickerson Monday night in a make-up date originally scheduled for Dec. 14.
In the girls’ contest, Nickerson (5-2) prevailed 40-24. The Panthers led 14-9 after one quarter, 23-16 at the half and 29-20 after three quarters.
The Trojans, who committed 24 turnovers, were led in scoring by Amy Neufeld and Dakota Kaufman, who each pitched in 6 points. Samantha Heinrichs added 5 as HHS dropped to 3-4.
The Trojan boys also struggled, dropping a 56-42 decision. Nickerson jumped to a 17-6 lead after one quarter, then extended the margin to 19 points by halftime, 36-17.
Hillsboro (4-3) did chip away at the lead in the second half, but never made a serious run at the Panthers (4-1).
David Loewen led HHS with 18 points.