Cheney sweeps Hillsboro on Tuesday night

Hillsboro dropped both games against Cheney in the second round of Cardinal Classic pool play Tuesday at Brown Gymnasium.

The Trojan girls led Cheney 15-14 at halftime, but the tempo of the game picked up in the third quarter as the Cardinals built a 28-19 lead in the first 5:00 of the period.

To their credit, the Trojans battled back, drawing as close as one point (29-28) when Samantha Heinrichs drained a 3-pointer to start the fourth quarter. The Cardinals extended the lead back to eight points at 43-35 with 2:25 left to play and went on to nail down the win.

In the boys? game, a talented Cheney team built a 27-19 lead by halftime, but then kicked its game up a notch in the third quarter with an 8-2 run and never looked back on the way to a 65-45 win.

With their loss, the Trojan girls (0-2) will play for fifth place on Saturday with an 11 a.m. start. Meanwhile, the boys (1-1) will have to wait until Friday night when Cheney squares off with Smoky Valley to know what place they play for on Saturday.

The HHS girls lost to Smoky, 47-40, on Monday night while the boys defeated the Vikings, 47-42.

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