Strong fourth quarter helps Hillsboro outlasts Winfield
The Hillsboro High School Lady Trojans basketball team completed the Cardinal Classic Saturday at Cheney, holding off the Winfield Lady Vikings, 29-26, in the third-place game.
Hillsboro overcame an 8-5 deficit and a 14-11 halftime margin, using a 12-8 fourth quarter to grind out the victory and stand at 2-2 on the season.
Dakota Kaufman paced the Trojans with a game-high 12 points in a contest that only saw four players get into the scorebook.
The Trojans ended the classic with a 2-1 record, nipping the Smokey Valley Lady Vikings in round one.
Hillsboro lost its lone game of the classic Friday night, falling decisively to the eventual runner-up and hosting Cardinals, 47-19.
Cheney started fast and never looked back, jumping out to a 13-2 lead after the first quarter and a commanding 27-8 margin at halftime.
The Trojans suffered through one of its toughest nights of shooting in some time, scoreless from outside and just 5-of-15 from the free-throw line.
Cheney had the game sewed-up midway through the third quarter, eventually going up 37-12.
Abby Humber led the Trojans with a modest seven points as Hillsboro could only muster seven field goals.
HHS closes out 2008 Friday night with a 6 p.m. tip-off against the hosting Sterling Lady Black Bears.