Hillsboro teams roll to comfortable wins vs. Lyons (Feb. 19)

Hillsboro High girls and boys each posted comfortable wins against Lyons Tuesday night in Brown Gymnasium.

The Hillsboro girls got 20 points from Dakota Kaufman and 17 from Amy Neufeld on the way to a 58-28 victory.

The Trojans got off to a fast start, leading 14-3 after one quarter, then bumped the margin to 29-9 at intermission.

The two teams actually played to a 16-16 standoff through the third quarter, then Hillsboro limited the visitors to 3 points in the final quarter and inflated the lead to 30 points with 44 seconds to go to start the continuous clock.

Hillsboro improves to 9-10 for the season and 6-4 in league play with the victory. Lyons, which started four freshmen Tuesday, still has a single victory for the year.

The boys? game reached a similar outcome. Hillsboro hit three straight 3-pointers in a little over 2:00 to take a 9-0 lead. Lyons rallied to end the quarter with a 3-point deficit, 19-16, but a 16-1 second quarter by Hillsboro blew the game open by halftime. Clay Shewey had 18 points by intermission.

The score was 56-31 after three quarters and HHS reached the 30-point barrier when David Loewen scored in the paint with 4:12 to play in the final period.

Shewey finished with 23 points to pace Hillsboro, who improves to 11-8 overall and 7-3 in the MCAA with the win. Daniel Jost added 12 points.

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