Hillsboro splits with Lyons (Feb. 10)

The Hillsboro girls lost a tough battle to their rivals from Lyons, 38-30, Tuesday night at Brown Gymnasium, but the boys pulled away from the Lyons in the second half for a 60-40 win.

Lyons’ girls were seeking revenge from the Trojans’ overtime win a month ago in Lyons. But the Trojans refused to make it easy for them. Hannah Marsh scored eight points, including two 3-pointers, in the first quarter to stake the Trojans to a 16-13 lead. By halftime, the Trojans were still ahead, but by one, 22-21.

In the second half, the Lions managed only one field goal, but still posted the win, thanks to 13-for-15 shooting from the free throw line during the last two quarters.

Hillsboro, meanwhile, struggled to hit their shots in the second half and couldn’t overcome Lyons’ lead.

Marsh finished with 11 points, all in the first half, to pace the Trojans, who fall to 9-6 on the season. Lyons is 11-4.

The boys teams battled to a virtual standoff through the first two quarters before Hillsboro posted the 60-40 victory.

Lyons jumped to a 9-0 lead to start the game, but by the end of the quarter, Hillsboro was back to within one, 11-10. By halftime, the Trojans had inched into the lead with a 28-26 advantage when Tyler Peachey scored in the paint in the final second.

The second half belonged to Hillsboro. The Trojan defense forced Lyons into 3-for-15 shooting for the final two quarters. Hillsboro continued to spread its lead as the game transpired, posting a 44-32 advantage after three quarters before finishing with the 20-point margin.

Eric Weinbrenner led the Trojans with 21 points, and Peachey chipped in 16. With the win, Hillsboro moves to 13-2 on the season and 5-0 in MCAA Mid Division play.

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