Hillsboro and Eureka Advance to 63rd Annual Gene Steighorst Tournament Championship; Central vs Windsor for 3rd
(HILLSBORO) The Hillsboro Hawks aim to three-peat as Gene Steighorst champions Saturday night after skating by Windsor 78-57 on Friday in the semis on AM 1400 KJFF.
Hillsboro turned it up a notch in the 2nd quarter with senior guard Mark Moore knocking down 5 three-pointers in a matter of minutes.
Moore finished with 19 2nd quarter points and 27 for the game. Hawks head coach Dan Johnson addresses the string of threes.
Hillsboro’s championship adversary is the Eureka Wildcats. They beat the Central Rebels 58-46 in the other semifinal on AM 800 KREI. The purple and gold leaned on Avery Taggart early on, getting 14 points in the first quarter from the senior guard.
Down 43-34, Central’s Breven McMullen collected his 13th point of the night to bring the Rebels within striking distance.
However, the Wildcats ended the game on a 15-10 run. In talking about the Taggart hot start, Eureka head coach Austin Kirby says he put in the work before the game and it paid off.
It’ll be three-seed Eureka and top-seed Hillsboro duking it out for the 63rd Annual Gene Steighorst title belt Saturday night at 7 on AM 1400 KJFF. Central and Windsor will battle for 3rd place on KJFF and AM 800 KREI.
Full Dan Johnson Interview
Full Austin Kirby Interview
Full Hillsboro-Windsor Game
Full Central-Eureka Game