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Lady Tigers shake off loss, rip Kickapoo
Huntleys all-around game leads to victory
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Shelby Levy turns to make a shot over the top of Bangors Aspen Zimmer in the fourth quarter of the Dec. 18 meeting. Hillsboro lost 47-28 to Bangor. - photo by Nate Beier photo/

KICKAPOO — Eight different players scored as Hillsboro hammered winless Kickapoo 49–16 in a non-conference girls’ basketball game on Friday.

Junior Morgan Huntley had 10 points, five rebounds and five assists to lead the Tigers (4–2), who bounced back from a 47–28 loss to Bangor a day earlier.

Junior Brittany Borchardt scored 10 points to go along with four assists and two steals to aid the victory.

Sophomore Shelby Levy added eight points. Freshman Sydney Johnson scored four points and pulled down a team-high 10 rebounds.

Hillsboro jumped out to a 10–0 first-quarter lead and never looked back.

“We started strong and continued the pace throughout the game,” said Hillsboro head coach Scott Egan. “We looked equally crisp on both ends of the floor.”

In Friday’s game the visiting Cardinals’ (7–0, 3–0) suffocating defense stymied the Tigers early on as Bangor build a 12–5 first-quarter lead and led 26–9 at the half. Hillsboro never led in the game.

“We had no answer to their fierce pressure and were never able to get anything going offensively,” said Egan. “Bangor was well balanced on the offensive end as well.”

Reigning SBC Player of the Year Morgan Horstman scored a game-high 14 points to lead Bangor. Emma Wittmerhaus added 10 points for the winners.

Hillsboro’s bright spot was Johnson, who showed scoring ability both from the inside and out. She finished the game with a team-high 10 points, seven rebounds and five steals.

Shore and fellow junior Mackenzie Sullivan added four points apiece.

Hillsboro hosted Riverdale in a non-conference game Monday, which ended after this week’s early deadline.

The Tigers will return to action Tuesday, Dec. 30 when Seneca comes to town. Hillsboro will travel to Ithaca on Jan. 2.