The Hillsboro boys junior varsity basketball team will head into the offseason after today’s game at Farmington. They hope to do so with an 11-11 record after going 1-1 in their last two games. Currently, the Hawks are 10-11.
Friday, the Hawks lost a tough one to Park Hills Central, 73-67. The first half was a highlight, as HHS held a 35-26 lead at halftime. A pair of Kyles led the way as Kyle Besand scored 12 first half points, and Kyle Phipps was right behind with 11. But the Rebels started the slow climb back into the game in the third period. Despite Phipps hitting for 13 of the team’s 17 points, Central whittled into the lead, trailing just 52-50 heading into the fourth. Central continued to pour it on, outscoring Hillsboro 23-15 in the final minutes to take a six point win.
Phipps had a massive night offensively, scoring 17 in the second half to end with 28 points. Besand finished with 18, and Noah Holland tallied ten. Werner Finder and Cade Wokurka rounded out the scoring with nine and two points respectively.
Last night, the team turned a one point deficit at halftime into a five point lead after the third quarter on the way to a 59-53 victory over Union.
Ryan Cox led the team with 11 first half points, but it was Cox and Finder that led the team back to the lead in the third. Both players scored five points in the quarter. Holland then took over and helped Hillsboro maintain the lead. He scored ten fourth quarter points as Hillsboro won the game by six.
Cox, Holland, and Finder each scored in double figures with 19, 14, and 12 points respectively. Phipps added seven, while Besand chipped in with four. Xander Johnson hit for three points to round out the scoring.
Tonight at Farmington, Hillsboro will look to end the season with a victory. Game time is around 6:00 p.m.