Written by Don Ratzlaff Friday, 11 January 2008 17:19The Hillsboro girls and boys made the long trip to Ellinwood worthwhile Friday night, taking a pair of league wins from the Eagles.
The Trojan girls started the evening with a 44-25 victory. HHS led 8-6 after one quarter, then bumped the lead to 17-10 by halftime.
But the third quarter proved to be pivotal as the Trojans outscored the home team 17-4 to take control of the contest.
Hillsboro took its 34-14 lead into the fourth quarter and pushed it as high as 24 points on two occasions before settling for a 19-point win after a 9-2 flurry by Ellinwood in the final 3:33.
Dakota Kaufman scored 18 for HHS, which improves to 4-4 for the season and 2-0 in league play. Amanda Faber added 15 points.
In the boys’ game, Hillsboro jumped to an 11-2 lead through the first half of the opening quarter and never were seriously threatened. The Trojans led 19-11 after one quarter, 27-12 at halftime and then broke the game wide open in the third quarter with a 13-5 surge.
Clay Shewey led a trio of Trojans in double figures with 18 points. David Loewen added 17 and Daniel Jost 10 as HHS improved to 5-3 for the season and 2-0 in the MCAA.
Hillsboro begins play in its Trojan Classic on Tuesday. The boys open at 6:30 p.m. against Thomas More Prep while the girls take the court for the 8:15 nightcap against Sunrise Christian Academy.