Hillsboro escape with win at Collegiate (Feb. 15)

Lucas Hamm scored as time expired to save the HIllsboro boys’ undefeated season Tuesday as the Trojans escaped with a 52-51 win over Wichita Collegiate in Wichita.

Trailing 50-51 with less than 10 seconds to go, Hillsboro appeared to be about to lose its first game of the season when the officials called a foul against Hillsboro during a scramble for the ball after Eric Weinbrenner missed a shot in the closing seconds and after no foul was called when Lucas Hamm was hammered trying to stick back the rebound. But another official intervened and changed the call to a jump ball, which gave HIllsboro possession on its own end line with 2.7 seconds remaining.

Lucas Hamm took the inbounds pass and banked in the winning shot as time expired.

Hillsboro had led the entire way until Adam Bakri drained a 3-pointer with 21 seconds to go to give Collegiate its 51-50 margin.

Derek Hamm led HHS with 14 points and Daniel Deckert added 13 as Hillsboro improved to 17-0 and prevailed in a critical league game. Hillsboro is now 8-0 in league play while Collegiate fell to 7-1.

For the second time this season, the Trojan girls played a great defensive game against one of the best teams in the state, and, once again, they came up short in the end, losing this time, 38-26.

Hillsboro scoered the first four points of the game, but then didn’t score again until Hannah Marsh hit a jumper with 5.19 left in the second quarter. By haltime the score stood at 18-12 in favor of Collegiate. The Trojans still trailed only by seven, 28-21, heading into the final period.

JuliAnne Chisholm led the Trojans with 12 points. The loss ended HHS’s four-game win streak and dropped their record to 10-7 overall and 6-2 in league play. Collegiate is 17-1 and 8-0.

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