Hillsboro girls and boys win at Lyons (Feb. 20)

Hillsboro escaped from the Lyons den Tuesday with a pair of victories.

The Trojan girls came out sluggish and trailed after one quarter, 13-8. But the bottom fell out in the second quarter as Hillsboro turned the ball over nine times while Lyons heated up from the floor with 7-for-12 shooting, including three 3-pointers. The result was a 32-16 deficit for Hillsboro by halftime.

As bad as the Trojans played in the second quarter, they played well in the third, blitzing the Lions 25-2 on the strength of 12-for-17 shooting and defensive play that limited Lyons to 1-for-9 shooting. By the end of the period, HHS was leading by seven, 41-34.

The Trojans pushed the final margin to 11 by the end of the game, 49-38 — completing a 27-point swing from one half to the next.

Tina Frick scored 20 points to lead HHS while JuliAnne Chisholm chipped in 17 as Hillsboro improved to 16-3 for the season.

The HHS boys, meanwhile, scored the first four points of the game and never gave up the lead. By the end of one quarter, the Trojans led 13-8 and pushed the margin to 23-10 by intermission. Defense once again was the key as Hillsboro limited the Lions to 5-for-22 shooting through the first two quarters.

Hillsboro increased its lead to as much as 19 points at 31-12 midway through the third period. The Lions never came closer than the final margin of 10 points, 48-38.

Lucas Hamm scored 13 to pace Hillsboro, which now sports a winning season record for the first time this season at 10-9.

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