Hillsboro girls take third at Trojan Classic

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN DR
Hillsboro nailed down third place in the inaugural girls’ tournament at the Trojan Classic with a 40-32 win over Wamego on Saturday afternoon.



Hillsboro maintained control of the game from the start and never trailed, but at the same time the Trojans missed opportunities to pull away from the Red Raiders in a physical contest.



Hillsboro went on top for good when Hannah Marsh nailed a 3-point shot with 2:45 left in the first quarter that gave the Trojans an 11-8 advantage. The score was 15-11 by the first break and 21-17 at halftime.



Wamego cut the lead to 21-20 on a 3-pointer by Katie Conwell to start the third quarter, but HIllsboro allowed only three more points the rest of the period and built a 30-23 lead by the final break.



Hillsboro had a chance to settle the game at the free-throw line midway through the fourth quarter but missed the front end of three consecutive one-and-one opportunities between the 5:00 and 3:51 marks. Amy Duerksen broke the string by hitting two free throws with 3:13 to go and the Trojans made 4 of 5 the rest of the way. Meanwhile, the Trojan defense held the Red Raiders to 2-for-20 shooting in the quarter.



JuliAnne Chisholm scored 11 points to pace Hillsboro, who improved to 6-5 with the win. Emily Ratzlaff added 8 points and Hannah Marsh 7.

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