The Hillsboro Trojans ended the Sacred Heart basketball season with a convincing 61-47 win in the Herington sub-state finals.
After a low scoring first quarter found the Knights in the lead 9-6, both teams heated up in the second quarter with the Trojans taking a 25-24 lead at the break.
Sacred Heart would regain the lead early in the third quarter before Hillsboro began to rain in three pointers to take control of the game. Sacred Heart trailed 46-35 after three quarters.
Hillsboro freshman Brekyn Ratzlaff led all scorers with 21 points. He got help from Caleb Potucek who scored 11 and 10 points from Dillon Boldt who hit three 3-pointers in the third quarter.
The only scorer in double digits for the Knights was Caleb Gilliland who had 14. Gilliland had Sacred Heart’s only 3-point makes with two, meanwhile Hillsboro hit 7 shots from beyond the arc.
The Knights season ends with a record of 19 wins and only 4 losses. Hillsboro improved to 13-9 as they head to the 2-A State Tournament in Manhattan next week.
Earlier in the evening, the Bennington Girls won the Herington sub-state with a 42-22 victory over Hillsboro.