Boys Varsity Basketball · Hillsboro beats Farmington to repeat as district champions

The Hillsboro boys basketball team beat Farmington 68-56 to win the Class 4 District 2 championship Friday night.

Ted Howell photo

By Russell Korando

Halftime adjustments are a wonderful thing. They can save a season.

In the first half of Friday night’s Class 4 District 2 boys basketball championship at Farmington, the host Knights (No. 2 seed) rushed out to an early lead against top-seeded Hillsboro and led the entire first half while holding 6-8 Hawks senior forward Gaven Pinkley to just two points.

Pinkley’s wingman, 6-4 junior forward Michael Brewer, played well offensively in the first half but was parked on the bench at the end of the second quarter with three fouls.

Brewer scored the first six points of the second half, Pinkley scored 18 points in the final two quarters, and senior Isaiah Martin hounded Farmington 3-point ace Brendon Hardy, holding him scoreless in the third quarter as the Hawks (24-4) seized control of the game and their season with a 68-56 victory.

 To see the rest of this story, read Thursday’s Leader.