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The defense never rests
Lady Tigers hold Wolves to 18 points in blowout win
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HILLSBORO — The Hillsboro girls basketball team continued its stingy defense, holding visiting Wonewoc–Center to single digits in both halves of last Thursday’s 48–18 victory over the Wolves.

It is the fourth time in the last six halves that Hillsboro has held a team to single digits in a half. Not surprisingly, the Tigers have won all three games during that span, and now have a four-game winning streak.

With their strong defense, Hillsboro (12–4, 6–3 Scenic Bluffs) had no problem getting out to a big lead in the first half and sustaining it throughout the rest of the game.

Seniors Morgan Huntley and Mackenzie Sullivan scored 10 points apiece to lead Hillsboro’s offense. Huntley led the team with five rebounds, while Sullivan added three boards and three steals.

Senior Alexis Mathis added seven points for the Tigers, who led 31–9 at the half. Eleven different Hillsboro players scored at least one basket in the win.

Sophomore Sydney Johnson scored four points and made five of the Tigers’ 15 steals.

Next up is for Hillsboro is a home game against Cashton (12–4, 6–3) this Friday. The Tigers will then travel to winless Weston (0–15) for a non-conference game on Tuesday.

This past Tuesday’s showdown with SBC co-leader Brookwood (13–2, 8–1) was postponed due to snow and has been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m.

The Falcons are tied for first place with eighth-ranked Bangor (15–1, 8–1). Hillsboro is tied for third with Cashton.