Hillsboro takes two at Kingman


HHSgbKingKrista914  HHSgbKingMaci921  The Hillsboro Trojans made the long trip to Kingman worthwhile Friday by taking a pair of victories back home with them. The girls outscored the Eagles enough over three quarter to coast home with 45-26 win, while the boys dominated in a fast-tempo contest, 69-52.

GIRLS — In spite of committing five turnovers and shooting 3-for-8 from the floor, Hillsboro built a 12-5 margin by the end of the first period, mostly on the strength of 6-for-9 free-throw shooting and strong defense that forced eight Kingman turnovers and limited the Eagles to 2-for-7 shooting.

The Trojans, getting six points from Callie Serene, began to find their rhythm in the second period, pushing expanding the lead to 26-9 by halftime. Krista Reimer, who had six points by intermission, scored eight in the third quarter to help HHS inflate the margin to 39-13 by the time it ended.

With reserves filtering in during the fourth quarter, King?man?s top scorer, Dani Molitor, finally found her stroke, scoring 11 points for the home team over the first 3:30 of the period. Kingman won the final quarter 13-6, but the Trojans easily captured their 17th win of the season against two losses, and clinched at least a tie for Central Kansas League title at 7-1. Kingman dropped to 7-12 and 1-7.

BOYS — The Trojans put the pedal to the metal on both ends of the court to secure a win that was more lopsided than the score would indicate.

Hillsboro made only one of its first six shots, but didn?t allow a Kingman basket until the 5:15 mark of the first period. But with seven players contributing points, Hillsboro led 15-8 after the first period.

By halftime, the Trojans led 32-21, then hit three three-pointers in the first three minutes of the third quarter to push the margin to 43-27. Hills?boro maintained that spread at the end of the quarter, 52-38. When Christian Ratzlaff completed a traditional three-point play with 2:49 to go, the Trojans enjoyed their largest lead at 67-48.

Hillsboro harassed the Eagle shooters on defense all game long and pushed the ball effectively up the court on offense. The only reason the score was as close as it was is that the Trojans, moving in high gear, missed an unusual number of easy baskets and committed more turnovers than they normally do.

Shaq Thiessen led HHS with 18 points, Ratzlaff added 13 and Brett Weinbrenner 11 as Hillsboro improved to 15-4 for the year and 6-2 in the CKL. Kingman dropped to 0-8 and 1-18.

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