WEB FLASH: Trojans split with Dragons Friday night

Cold shooting didn’t stop the Hillsboro High School girls from defeating MCAA Mid Division foe Halstead Friday night at home, but it did keep the boys from winning their game against all-star Dennis Latimore and the Dragons.

In the girls’ game, the Trojans survived 11-of-50 shooting from the floor to beat Halstead, 37-30. The Trojans’ only offensive strengths were at the free-throw line, where they sank 13 of 18, and the individual output of Angela Herzet, who scored a team-high 14, mostly in the paint.

The Trojans trailed at halftime 16-15, but went on a 13-2 run in the third quarter to lead 28-20 heading into the final period. The Trojans more or less held that margin down the stretch.

With the win, HHS moves to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in the Mid Division.

The boys, meanwhile, needed a hot shooting night to keep pace with Halstead and Dennis Latimore, the 6-9 senior standout. But they didn’t get one and the Drgaons won convincingly 56-39. Latimore scored 27 points, including two big slam dunks, to dominate the game.

Hillsboro struggled from the field and, with Latimore filling up the middle, didn’t get a lot of second chances. Adam Woods came off the bench to score eight points and play some pretty tough defense against Latimore. Grant Brubacher also scored eight points for Hillsboro, who drops to 3-4 on the season and 1-2 in the MCAA Mid.

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