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Fast Cats jump out to quick lead
Tigers set the stage for victory with a 20-3 first quarter run
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HILLSBORO — A 20–3 first-quarter run set the tone for Hillsboro’s blowout of visiting Necedah last Thursday night.

Coach Scott Egan’s Tigers maintained the lead throughout en route to a decisive 51–31 victory over the Cardinals.

Hillsboro improved to 9–6 overall and 5–4 in the Scenic Bluffs, while Necedah fell to 4–13, 1–8.

Freshman Sydney Johnson scored a game-high 16 points to lead the Tigers to victory. She also grabbed six rebounds and had five steals.

Junior guard Destiny Shore added 14 points, made 5 of 6 free throws, and finished with a team-high seven rebounds.

Brittany Borchardt, Mackenzie Sullivan and Morgan Huntley each scored five points for the winners.

Shelby Levy added four points and six rebounds for the Tigers.

Kristin Darnell scored a team-best 14 points to lead the Cardinals in defeat.

Hillsboro traveled to league-leading Bangor (15–2, 9–0 SBC) Tuesday and will next travel to second-place Cashton (11–5, 7–2) Friday night before host Weston (1–14) in a non-conference game on Tuesday.

Egan’s Tigers currently sit in fourth place in the eight-team SBC behind Bangor (9–0), Cashton (7–2) and Brookwood (7–2).