Trojan boys open season 2-1 at Cheney
Hillsboro High School boys' varsity basketball coach Darrel Knoll forecasted this season could be a breakout year for guard Clay Shewey.
The six foot, three inch junior hasn't disappointed yet.
He poured in a game-high 25 points, including six triples, Saturday at Cheney to help lead a balanced Trojan team past the 4A Winfield Vikings, 76-54.
The victory gave HHS third place at the Cardinal Classic.
David Loewen pitched in 19 points, Gavin Serene added 15, and Daniel Jost followed with 12.
Hillsboro (2-1) jumped out to a 22-13 lead after the first quarter, shooting a near-perfect 9-for-11 from the field.
The Vikings cut the lead to 35-34 at halftime before the Trojans pushed their edge to 47-40 to start the fourth quarter.
Hillsboro had to settle for the third place game after falling in its home opener to eventual tournament champion Cheney, 65-45.
The Cardinals used their experience and quickness to control the game, holding the Trojans to a putrid 2-14 from three-point range, and forcing 15 steals and 20 turnovers.
Loewen scored a game-high 19 points and pulled down a team-high eight rebounds, while Jost followed with 10 points on 4-6 shooting.
The Trojans travel Friday to Nickerson for an 8 p.m. start.
Hillsboro's game Tuesday against Halstead was canceled due to inclement weather.