Hillsboro girls and boys post wins vs. Sterling

The Hillsboro girls’ and boys’ teams pushed their winning streaks to five games with wins over Sterling Tuesday (Jan. 13) in Brown Gymnasium.

The girls let the visitors creep back into the game after building a 13-point lead late in the third quarter. In fact, a steal and basket by Sterling’s Courtney Goad drew the Black Bears to within a point, 38-37, with 1:50 to play. The game wasn’t decided until Hannah Marsh stole the ball and drove the length of the floor for a layup with 7.5 seconds left to give Hillsboro its final four-point margin.

Marsh finished with 12 points to lead HHS while JulieAnne Chisholm added 10.. With the 43-39 win, Hillsboro stands at 5-3 overall and 3-0 in MCAA Mid Division play.

The boys, meanwhile, had their hands full throughout the game but finally pulled away at the end. Sterling led most of the first quarter but back-to-back buckets by Tyler Peachey and Derek Hamm — while Sterling was 0-for-6 from the field — in the final three minutes put the Trojans on top at the first break, 13-11.

The Trojans won each succeeding quarter, too, but never by much. The score was 31-27 at halftime and 47-38 after three quarters.

Hamm’s inside scoring was the difference in the game. The 6-foot 4-inch junior tallied 19 points and got good support from Eric Weinbrenner with 13, Daniel Deckert with 10 and Peachey with 9.

With the 59-45 win, the state-ranked Trojans are 7-1 on the season.

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