Area Sports Roundup 12-25-19

Teegan Werth (#2, HHS Junior) and Chloe Burkholder (#1, MHS Senior)

Hillsboro

Basketball—The Trojans swept Marion Tuesday.

The girls won, 46-16.

Hillsboro claimed a 10-2 lead after the first quarter of play, and limited Marion to four free-throws in the second quarter to enjoy a 21-6 halftime advantage.

The Trojans built their lead with a 17-0 run after the break, capped by a basket by Dani Klein, and ended the third quarter leading, 41-11.

With a running clock in place, each team scored five points in the fourth quarter to bring it to the final, 30-point spread.

Teegan Werth led all scorers with 16 points.

(Our) girls did a great job defensively tonight,” coach Nathan Hiebert said. “We forced several turnovers, and we got a lot more fast break points tonight. The girls did a great job in the half court, pressuring the passing lanes and taking them out of their offense. For not practicing the day before I was very pleased on our defensive execution. Kinsey (Kleiner), Teegan (Werth) and Dani (Klein) did a great job frustrating their guards and getting steals. 

Offensively, we were stagnant at times. Marion played a zone, and we lacked a little patience. When we moved the ball more we got several good looks.”

Cole Kaufman (#25, Junior) powering over Burton Harshman (#14, MHS Junior) for the inside shot.

The boys won, 75-31.

After Marion claimed an early, 7-2, lead, the Trojans rallied, and a Carson Linnens three-pointer tied the game at 12. The first quarter ended with Hillsboro leading, 18-14.

Already leading, 25-20, Hillsboro ended the half on a 20-0 run to enjoy a 45-20 advantage at halftime.

From there, Hillsboro outscored Marion, 20-6 in the third quarter, and 10-5 in the fourth quarter to claim the 44-point win.

Matthew Potucek led all scorers with 18 points. Caleb Potucek scored 11, and Brekyn Ratzlaff, 10.

Marion

Basketball—The Warriors lost two games at Hillsboro, Tuesday.

The girls lost, 46-16.

Marion fell behind early and trailed, 10-2, at the end of the first quarter. Plagued by turnovers and missed shots, the Warriors made only free throws in the second quarter, for a 21-6 halftime margin.

Hillsboro went on a 17-0 run after halftime, and Chloe Burkholder scored all five of Marion’s third-quarter points in the final 35 seconds, for a 41-11 margin at the final break.

With a running clock in place, each team scored five points in the fourth quarter to bring it to the final spread.

Burkholder led the Warriors with seven points.

The boys lost, 75-31.

Marion claimed an early lead, and when Burton Harshman scored, the Warriors led, 7-2. But with the Warriors plagued by turnovers, Hillsboro tied the game with a three-pointer and took the lead by the end of the first quarter, 18-14.

Seth Lanning drained a three-pointer in the second quarter to answer a Hillsboro three for a 25-20 margin, but Hillsboro ended the half on a 20-0 run, leaving Marion trailing, 45-20.

Hillsboro outscored Marion, 20-6 in the third quarter and 10-5 in the fourth to claim the 44-point win.

Braedon Mercer led the Warriors with 12 points.

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