WEB FLASH: Trojans sweep Haven Tuesday night

The Hillsboro High School girls’ basketball team made their case for breaking into the state rankings by beating the No. 5 team in Class 4A on Tuesday night, 33-29.

The Trojans and Wildcats locked up in a battle of two good half-court defenses. Jill Hein scored six first-quarter points, but Haven led 13-11 thanks to 10 points from Laura Frees, who repeatedly scored in the paint, usually in transition.

Hein scored all five Trojan points in the second half while the defense held Frees and the entire team to only two points. Hillsboro led 16-15.

The third quarter was much the same — Hillsboro scored seven, Haven again only two and the Trojans led 23-17 heading into the final quarter.

Haven pulled to within one point, 26-25 with 5:43 to play, but the Trojans got key buckets from reserves Andrea Peachey and Amber Hefley, and then a bucket by Julie Hett to make the score 32-25. The Wildcats pulled to within three again, but could not close the gap any further.

Jill Hein broke out of a shooting slump with 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting from inside the arc and 2-of-4 beyond the arc.

With the win, Hillsboro moves to 12-1; Haven drops to 10-3.

The Trojan boys, meanwhile, played very well on both ends of the court and Grant Brubacher broke lose with 22 points — including 11 in the first quarter — to put the game away early. Hillsboro led 12-4 after one quarter and 28-13 at halftime.

Jeremy Loewen added 11 points as the Trojans move to 8-5 on the season. Haven fell to 1-12.

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