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Girls pressure overwhelms De Soto
Tigers never trail after 22-8 first quarter run
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Three players scored in double figures and Hillsboro dominated visiting De Soto 64–30 in a non-conference game at Hillsboro High School last Thursday night.

The win was the Tigers’ (1–1) first of the season and the first in the young varsity coaching career of first-year coach Scott Egan.

Egan’s girls raced out to a 22–8 lead in the opening quarter and never trailed the rest of the way.

Hillsboro outscored the Pirates (1–3) in each quarter and lead 35–12 at the half and 48–16 at the end of three quarters.

Junior Destiny Shore hit three 3-pointers and finished with a game-high 16 points. She also had a team-high five steals.

Six-foot-2 junior center Morgan Huntley added 15 points and six rebounds.

Junior point guard Mackenzie Sullivan added 14 points, eight rebounds, a game-high six assists and three steals.

Shelby Levy, another of Hillsboro’s talented juniors, had six points and a team-high nine rebounds.

Rachel Veglahn and Maddie Stilwell each scored six points to lead De Soto.

“Our balanced attack and pressure defense was too much for De Soto,” said Egan.

The Hillsboro girls hosted New Lisbon on Tuesday night and will next travel to Necedah on Friday.