Hillsboro to open against Caney Valley

Hillsboro will open play Thursday at the Class 3A state tournament in the Hutchinson Sports Arena.

The Trojans, the No. 3 seed at 21-2, will tip off against No. 6 Caney Valley (18-5) at 4:45 p.m. If the Trojans win that game, they would play the winner of No. 2 Burlington (22-1) and No. 7 Holcomb (17-6) at 3 p.m. Friday.

The winner of that semifinal matchup will play for the championship at 4 p.m. Saturday. The semifinal loser will play for third place at noon Saturday.

The quarterfinal games on the other side of the bracket have No. 1 Atchison County Com?munity of Effingham (22-1) playing No. 8 Beloit (17-6) at 6:30 p.m. and No. 4 Garden Plain (21-2) and No. 5 Silver Lake (19-4) hooking up at 8:15.

This year marks the 16th trip to state for a Trojan team since girls? basketball was launched in 1971-72, and the 13th trip since 1993.

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