Both Hillsboro teams victorious in Round 2 at Dickinson County Classic

The Hillsboro girls’ and boys’ basketball teams posted wins against Rock Creek in the second round of action of the Dickinson County Classic on Friday night in Chapman.

The girls rebounded from a disappointing loss on Tuesday to beat the Mustangs, 49-37. The Trojans built a 12-0 lead to start the game. The Mustangs got back to within five points, 18-13 with a minute left in the first half, but the Trojans led at intermission 20-13.

HHS pushed the lead to 35-23 after three quarters, led by an 6-point burst by Amy Duerksen and 5 points by Hannah Marsh.

In the final period, Emily Ratzlaff stepped up with eight points, including two 3-pointers, over a three-minute span that pushed the lead to 48-30 with 3:49 to play.

Duerksen led the Trojans with 14 points, including 8-for-9 free-throw shooting. Ratzlaff added 12 points as the Trojans evened their season record to 1-1. They will play Abilene for third place in the tournament at 1 p.m. in Chapman.

The boys, meanwhile, trailed by a point at halftime against a talented Rock Creek team, but stepped their game up a notch in the second half to post a convincing, 54-42 victory.

For the second game in a row, the Trojan starters got into foul trouble, this time in the third quarter, but the HHS bench stepped up big again, too, with some strong minutes on both ends of the court.

Derek Hamm led the team in scoring with 11 points, Daniel Deckert added 10 points and Patrick Harrison 9 points on three 3-pointers.

With the win, the Trojans are 2-0 in the tournament and the season, and will play Abilene at 5:30 p.m. in Chapman for the championship.

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