Players from both Hillsboro High School basketball teams were represented on the Wichita-Eagle and Topeka-Capital Journal all-class 3A squads.
Seniors David Loewen and Daniel Jost each received honorable mention recognition on the Capital Journal boys’ team.
The 6-foot-6 Loewen led the Trojans in scoring, rebounding, and field goal percentage, closing out his career with one of his many doubles-doubles with 19 points and 12 rebounds in a close, season-ending loss to Sedgwick.
Loewen will continue playing basketball in Hillsboro after signing with the Tabor College Bluejays.
The 6-foot-2 Jost was second to Loewen in scoring, with a career-high 28 points in a game.
Jost also will stay in Hillsboro, but to play football at Tabor.
The Trojans’ finished the year 14-8, falling in the semifinals of sub-state.
Much as she did in the fall with volleyball, junior Dakota Kaufman helped carry the Lady Trojans to the state basketball tournament.
The 6-foot Kaufman led the Lady Trojans in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, and blocked shots.
Her career-game came Feb. 20, when she scored 30 points and pulled down a game-best 16 rebounds to lead the Trojans past Marion, 45-37.
Kaufman was named to the Capital Journal’s third-team and the Eagle’s honorable mention squad.
The Lady Trojans’ season ended in the first round of the state tournament.
Kaufman closed out her season with a game-high 20 points for 14-10 Hillsboro.