Hillsboro beats Wellington twice on Saturday

Hillsboro girls’ and boys’ basketball teams survived the odd Saturday night contest, sweeping Class 4A Wellington on the road.

The girls won their game, 54-47, but for the second straight night, they struggled on the court. The girls started well, jumping to a 9-2 lead through the first four minutes of the game. They still led 14-7 at the quarter, but couldn’t gain on the home team. The score at half was 29-24. Wellington actually pulled to within three points, 47-44, with 2:29 to play. The Trojans missed two one-and-one situations down the stretch, but still extended the lead to seven by game’s end.

Shannon Kroeker scored 16 points for Hillsboro, but was the only Trojan to break double figures. Sara Thiessen added nine.

In the boys’ game, Tyler Weinbrenner scored 12 points in the first period and 19 in the first half on the way to a career-high 28 as the Trojans plastered the Crusaders 94-50 in what was probably the best team offensive showing in at least three seasons.

The boys led 18-10 after one quarter, then extended the lead to 44-24 at intermission. The Trojans were even more prolific in the second half, stretching the lead to 73-37 by quarter’s end.

Weinbrenner amassed his points in a little less than three quarters of action. Also scoring in double figures were Dustin Jost with 16 and Shawn Hughbanks with 10.

The Trojans are now 10-0 and will open the Trojan Classic Monday night against Inman. It will be their third game in four days.

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