Hillsboro boys hog-tie Abilene ‘Boys

0ne can only imagine what the final score might have been if Hillsboro had had a good shooting night. As it was, suffocating play by the defense fueled Hillsboro’s 61-38 win over winless Abilene Tuesday night.

The Trojans actually shot a respectable 48 percent from the field by the time the game ended, but most of their baskets came as layups at the end of a fast-break off an Abilene turnover. Beyond 10 feet, the Trojans had trouble getting the shots to drop.

After a slow start, a 6-0 run in the last 1:30 of the first quarter finally got the Trojans in front, 13-9. In the second quarter, the Trojan defense limited the Cowboys to only four shots (one field goal made) and outscored the home team 17-4 to break the game open.

The Trojans pieced together a 12-2 run over the last five mintues of the third quarter to lead, 46-22, heading into the final period. The Trojnas led by as many as 30, 59-29, with 3:26 to play as Coach Darrel Knoll began clearing his bench.

Tyler Weinbrenner scored 17 to pace the Trojans. Andy Brubacher added 12 and Steven Chisholm 10,

With the win, Hillsboro is 11-2 for the year.

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