Hillsboro falls to visiting Halstead

Addie Berens and Grayce Tankersly defend against Halstead during the first game back after Christmas break. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press
Addie Berens and Grayce Tankersly defend against Halstead during the first game back after Christmas break. Laura Fowler Paulus/Free Press
HILLSBORO- After playing Halstead close in the first quarter, 19-14, the Hillsboro Girls Basketball team’s offense stalled, and eventually lost to the Dragons, 52-27 last week.

The game was the first game back from Christmas Break and the rust might have been heavy for the Trojans who scored just 13 points after the first quarter for the rest of the game.

“Halstead is a very talented team, young but very talented. They were the team that played with more passion and execution than we did,” Hillsboro Head Coach Nathan Niebert said. “I felt like we had a really good stretch in the first quarter that we matched/exceeded their intensity, and really played with passion and heart. Unfortunately for most of the game we didn’t play with a lot of purpose.”

Teegan Werth was the only Hillsboro player in double digits scoring, with 10, and Tuesday Weisbeck came in with seven points as the next highest scorer.

Hillsboro has another tough test when they play away at Haven on January 11 before settling in for the annual Trojan Classic from the January 14-19.