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Written by AO Saturday, 24 January 2009 16:10The Tabor College women's basketball team scored 41 points in thesecond half of Saturday's 68-50 win over McPherson, and the men's teamwon sole possession of fifth place in the KCAC with a 71-65 victory.
ZackVanselow secured Tabor's sixth conference win of the season with afast-break dunk set up by Kyle Kroeker's long outlet pass for a 69-65lead with almost no time left. Led by Vanselow, who posted 15 points in12 first-half minutes, Tabor had opened a 38-22 halftime...
Written by Don Ratzlaff Saturday, 24 January 2009 12:44Hillsboro teams encountered mixed fortunes in their respective third-place games Saturday at the Trojan Classic.
The girls played their most complete game of the season in a 50-45 victory over Marion, while the boys came out uninspired and dropped a 55-41 decision to Thomas More Prep.
In the girls’s contest, Hillsboro built an 11-0 lead before Marion finally scored on a basket by Lindsay Hett with 1:04 left in the opening quarter. The Trojans led 14-4 when Allie Faul drained a 3-pointer from the top of the key in the final second.
With HHS leading 19-7 2:30 into the second period, the Trojans came up empty on their next six possessions -- five turnovers and one missed shot -- to enable the Warriors to close the gap to 19-14.
Written by Don Ratzlaff Friday, 23 January 2009 16:17The Hillsboro High School boys overcame deficits against undefeated Republic County, but ran out of gas at the end as the Buffaloes advanced to the championship game of the Trojan Classic on Friday with 52-42 win.
Republic County jumped to a 9-2 lead after hitting its first four field goals out of the gate. But the Trojans, combining the inside play of David Loewen and the outside shooting of Clay Shewey, responded with a 15-5 surge to take a 17-14 lead at the first break.
The two teams battled evenly early in the second period, but four Trojan turnovers contributed to a 13-4 Buffalo stampede over the final 5:00 that vaulted RCHS into a 33-25 lead at intermission.
Even though HHS missed seven of its first eight shots to open the second...
Written by Hillsboro Free Press Thursday, 22 January 2009 17:08Wamego jumped all over the Marion High School boys basketball team in the first quarter of Thursday's 64-38 Warriors loss in the second round of the Trojan Classic.
Wamego led 17-7 after eight minutes, and led 36-13 at halftime.Wamego doubled up the Warriors 16-8 in the third quarter, but Marion found enough traction to roll off 15 points in the fourth.
Eric Vogel scored 14 points, and Elliot Hett scored 8.
The MHS girls scored 54 points against top-seeded TMP, but the Warriors could not slow down either Kaylee Hoffman (26 points) or Rachel Jacobs (22 points). Julia Zeiner totaled 17 for Marion, which was done in by a 24-8 TMP run during the second quarter—but TMP outscored the Warriors by just six points in the other three...
Written by AO Thursday, 22 January 2009 16:54The Tabor College basketball teams swept Bethany. The women's team edged the Swedes 52-45 before the men hammered the visitors 66-54 in Hillsboro.
Gina Hullet's 16/12 double-double paced the Bluejays on another Thursday evening defined by poor shooting from both teams. Tabor trailed by as much as three in the first half, but used a 14-2 run to take a 25-17 halftime lead. Back-to-back layups by Chelsea Malone and Andrea Robinson widened the gap to 10 early in the second, but the much-described Pihl sisters brought Bethany charging back. Jade Pihl sparked a 15-3 Swedes run with a 3-pointer three minutes into the second half, and recorded the assist on a triple by Roni Whitman. Then Rhys Pihl took over, collecting six of her 17...
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