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Written by Don Ratzlaff Tuesday, 17 February 2009 17:02Hillsboro’s basketball teams took care of business at Ellinwood Tuesday night as the favored Trojans squads both came away with double-digit wins. The Hillsboro girls won 39-19 while the boys won by a similar margin, 61-42.
In the girls’ game, it was apparent early that the Trojan defense was more than capable of containing the low-flying Eagles (5-12 and 0-8 coming in). But it did take awhile before the Trojans got their own offense going.
Hillsboro took a 5-4 lead at the end of the...
Written by AO Saturday, 14 February 2009 16:50The Sterling College men's basketball team spoiled both AaronWhitelaw's return to the lineup and Damon Dechant's 20-point night, usinga 41-point second half to claim a 66-52 victorySaturday night in Hillsboro. The Sterling women steamrolled theBluejays 76-52. The Tabor men (9-7) ended the night in fifth place in the KCAC. The women (6-10) are caught in a 3-way tie for sixth—but are just one win ahead of ninth-place Saint Mary.
The men's team grabbed an 11-point lead on a layup-and-1 by OrsonThomas 3:25 into the second half, but Sterling used a 12-2 run to pullwithin one point on a foul shot by Chad Friess. Whitelaw answered witha triple from the top of the key, but the first of three consecutive3-pointers by point...
Written by AO Saturday, 14 February 2009 08:50
The Goessel High School boys basketball team used a 20-12 run in the first quarter of Friday's 70-50 win in Goessel. The Bluebirds led 35-25 at halftime, and each team doubled its score in the second half. Craig Banman scored 21 points, Austin Unruh scored 20, and Kendall Voth scored 12. Unruh's 12 rebounds gave him a double-double for the night.
The Bluebirds did most of their damage at the foul line, making 26 of 38 free throw attempts, but also notched 13 2-pointers and six treys. Banman, Niko Herman and Voth each scored twice from 3-point range. Jake Green led Remington with 15 points.
The GHS girls fell by a 43-37 final score.
Written by Don ratzlafR Friday, 13 February 2009 17:08The Hillsboro basketball teams split their games at Nickerson on Friday night.
For the second straight game, the Trojan girls lost a close game to one of the top teams in the league, falling on the short end of a 41-38 score.
Meanwhile, the boys got off to a strong start and managed to hold off the Panthers by a 54-44 final score.
In the girls’ game, Nickerson jumped to a 5-0 start, but Allie Faul responded with a 2-point and 3-point basket over the span of 27 seconds to tie the game. That set the tone for the evening, as the Panthers would appear to take a lead only to have the Trojans battle back into contention.
Nickerson led 11-10 after one quarter and 22-19 at the half. The Panthers bumped the lead to 26-20 and seemed to have...
Written by AO Friday, 13 February 2009 16:58The Marion High School girls basketball team more than outplayed theHesston Swathers Friday night in Marion—the Warriors crushed them,75-57. The Hesston boys flipped the tables in the late game, cruisingto a 70-34 final that saw both teams reprise the same lineups asfinished the JV contest—a 42-40 Hesston victory—for much of the varsityfourth quarter.
Hesston unloaded a 21-4 run on Marion in the first quarter, and allowedthe Warriors just 20 points in the first 24 minutes. Marion trailed41-12 at halftime, making "will a Warriors scorer reach double-digits?" the only unresolved question to be decided in the fourthquarter. Luke Gordon barely crossed the line with 10 points, and EricVogel came up just short with...
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