WEB FLASH: Trojans roll past Sterling (Feb. 13)

Sterling has been a formidable foe for Hillsboro in recent years, including this one. But on Tuesday night, the girls and boys teams won big ball games by big margins.

The HHS girls outscored the Black Bears 16-5 in the final quarter to nail down a 48-28 victory. Shannon Kroeker scored 13 to pace Hillsboro and Angela Herzet added 10. With the win, Hillsboro moves to 15-1 on the season and clinches the MCAA Mid Division title with a 7-0 record with only one division game left.

The HHS boys got four 3-point shots from Nathan Fish in the third quarter and, with excellent defense to back it up, that was more than enough to propel the Trojans to an impressive 51-29 win.

The Trojans led 16-15 after a sluggish first half. But HHS turned up the defense, holding the Black Bears to only one field goal over the first 13 minutes of the second half. HHS scored only on 3-pointers in the third quarter — Fish’s four and Grant Brubacher’s one — then got a sixth one from Tyler Weinbrenner to open the final period. That made the score 34-18 and the game was all but over. The Trojans hit 11 of 12 free throws the rest of the way to foil any Sterling comeback.

Fish finished with 15 points on five 3-pointers for the game. Brubacher finished with 14 points.

With the win, Hillsboro’s seventh straight, the Trojans move to 11-5 overall and 4-3 in the Mid Division.

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