The Hillsboro Freshman Boys Basketball team came up just short of a victory in a game on the road against St. Dominic. Sadly, they lost a tight one by the score of 44-40.
The Hawks kept the game close the entire way. The score was 12-10 in favor of St. Dominic after the first quarter, with Payton Brown coming through with five points. The second quarter was just as close as the first, but St. Dominic went to the half with a 19-16 lead. AJ Heusel had four points in the quarter for Hillsboro.
Both teams came out scoring in the third quarter. St. Dominic barely edged out Hillsboro 15-14 in the third, and went into the fourth quarter with a 34-30 lead. Dominick Sutton caught fire in the third period, scoring seven of his 10 points in the frame. In the end the Hawks were unable to come from behind and pull out the victory, losing by just four points.
“We had a chance to win but missed some free throws that would have put us in the lead,” said coach Bill Sucharski. “We played good defense, but missed some opportunities on offense.
For the game, Sutton had a team high 10 points, with Brown just behind him with nine. Heusel contributed with eight points. Gavin Hite scored seven, while Chase Sucharski added four points. Nick Marchetti also had two points.
The Hillsboro Freshman also took on Borgia. Unfortunately for the boys squad they lost 46-35.
“We had too many turnovers early,” coach Bill Sucharski said about the team’s slow start. “We played much better in the fourth.”
The Hawks fell behind quickly, but were only down 13-8 after the first quarter. The second quarter saw the boys only score six points, and they went into halftime down 26-14. The Hawks again scored only six points and went into the final quarter down by 15. The team found a rhythm in the fourth and scored 15 points, but it wasn’t enough to get the win, and they lost by the final score of 46-35.
Payton Brown led the team with 10 points. Nick Marchetti was second on the team with six points, while Dominick Sutton was right behind him with five points. Gavin Hite and Chase Sucharski both had four points, while AJ Heusel, Jack Prince and Isaiah Colon had two points each.