Hillsboro teams run past Chase County Tuesday

The Hillsboro girls’ and boys’ teams rolled over Chase County Tuesday night in Brown Gymnasium.

The girls won 68-34. The game was still competitive at halftime, with Hillsboro leading 31-21. But the Trojans put the pedal to the medal in the second half with more aggressive defense and a fast-break attack to pull away from the visitors.

Shannon Kroeker, after an off night in Friday night’s opener at Marion, came on strong in the second half, scoring 18 of her game-high 22 points. Twelve of those points came in the final period. Sara Thiessen gave the Trojans some much-needed productivity in the post, scoring a career high 14. Jill Hein finished with 12 points after scoring 10 in the first half.

Hillsboro is now 2-0 on the season and will host Class 5A Great Bend Friday night.

Meanwhile, the Trojan boys used the same formular — pressure defense keying the fast break — to rip the Bulldogs, 88-55. Hillsboro led 47-22 at the half. Both teams traded baskets for much of the third quarter before Hillsboro turned up the heat once more to pull away.

Layne Frick led a balanced attack with 18 points. Tyler Weinbrenner added 15 and Ross Duerksen 13. In all, 12 Trojans scored in the contest.

The win boosts Hillsboro record to 2-0 and they, too, will get their first major test of the season against Great Bend on Friday night.

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