HHS girls lose in semifinals to TMP

The Hillsboro girls struggled and eventually wilted under the defensive pressure of Thomas More Prep, losing their Trojan Classic semifinals matchup by a score of 45-23 on Thursday night.

Hillsboro trailed 8-7 after one quarter, but eight turnovers in the second period helped TMP extend that lead to 20-13 by intermission. The Trojans were still within 10 points after three quarters at 31-21, but HHS managed only one basket?after coach Nathan Hiebert cleared his bench in the final 2:35?in the fourth quarter.

Unofficially, the Trojans committed 30 turnovers for the game.

With the loss, Hillsboro will play in Brown Gymnasium for third place at 3 p.m. on Saturday against the loser of the Riley County and Hesston semifinals matchup.

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