Middle school girls come up short vs. Hesston

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN BY BRIAN HUXMAN
The Hillsboro Middle School girls? basketball teams had a long trip home from Hesston after being swept by the Swathers Monday night.

The eighth-grade team was blown out by Hesston, 40-12.

Hillsboro (3-6) managed just two points in the entire first half.

Keli Just and Danielle Goossen led Hillsboro with four points each, while Cierra Ediger and Danielle Kelley each scored two.

The seventh-grade team lost to the hosts, 37-34. Hillsboro led after one quarter, but was outscored in the second half.

Amy Duerksen led Hillsboro (7-2) with 10 points. Sara Prieb scored eight points, Charity Davis seven, Emily Ratzlaff five and Katie Baltzer and Sara Hamm two points each.

The mixed game also went to Hesston, 28-16. Niki Streeter scored six points for Hillsboro, Whitney Washmon four and Kirsten Cederberg, Baltzer and Erin Wiebe two points each.

Ellinwood?The HMS girls? teams dropped two of three games to Ellinwood Thursday night in Ellinwood.

In the eighth-grade team managed just 14 points, losing to Ellinwood 37-14.

The game was close for three quarters, but Ellinwood outscored Hillsboro 15-3 in the fourth quarter to blow open the game.

Danielle Goosen scored six points to lead the Trojans, and Mindy Munguya scored five and Katie Fast three for Hillsboro.

The only win of the three games for Hillsboro came from the seventh-grade team, which topped Ellinwood 25-21 behind a balanced scoring attack.

Hillsboro led 15-11 after the first half of play. Each team scored 10 points in the second half, leading to the Trojan win.

Emily Ratzlaff scored seven points to lead Hillsboro, while Amy Duerksen scored six, Charity Davis four, Marissa Diener, Sara Prieb and Emily Railsback two, and Sara Hamm and Heather Stepanek one.

The mixed team lost 18-17. Jess Vannocker, Whitney Washmon and Niki Streeter scored four points each to lead HMS, and Katie Baltzer score three and Erin Wiebe two.

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