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Stockwell, Tigers keep rolling along
Tigers blast Kickapoo, improve to 5-0 in advance of holiday break
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Hillsboros Max Stockwell attempts a one-handed shot Dec. 22 during the Tigers 73-54 win Dec. 22 over visiting Kickapoo in non-conference action. Stockwell scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds. - photo by Jill Stekel photo

HILLSBORO — Senior Max Stockwell scored a game-high 28 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead top-ranked Hillsboro to another double-digit victory — this one a 73–54 non-conference win over Kickapoo last Tuesday night.

Stockwell, who is leading the Scenic Bluffs Conference in both scoring (26.8 ppg) and rebounding (9.6) needed just 15 shots to score 28 points.

Fellow senior Hunter Stanek posted a near double–double of his own with 15 points and nine boards as the Tigers improved to 9–0 on the season.

Hillsboro shot 58.3 percent (28-of-48) for the game and assisted on 15 of 28 made baskets. Stockwell and senior Ethan Thorson each had four assists in the win.

One slight bugaboo was 23 team turnovers for the Tigers, which is a little too loose for coach Curt Hildreth’s liking.

Senior point guard Joe Helgerson added eight points and four rebounds.

Fellow senior Tyler Crandall made a pair of three pointers to finish with six points.

Hillsboro built a 43–27 halftime lead and never trailed in the second half.

The Tigers are now in the midst of a 13-day break. They will return to action Tuesday at North Crawford (5–2) before traveling to Brookwood (3–3, 1–1 SBC) for a conference game next Friday, Dec. 9.