Thursday evening saw the Platteville Hillmen capture their first SWC conference win they topped the Richland Center Hornets by a final score of 56-34. The Hillmen got off to a fast start as they raced to a 19-11 lead. The Hillmen would extend that lead to as many 21 in the first half and eventually would take a 32-12 lead at the intermssion, thank in large part to Nate Busch as he would connect on four first half three point baskets.
The second half would see the Hillmen continue to build on the lead and never allow the Hornets to get any closer than thirteen points the rest of the way, thus hanging on for the twenty-two point victory. Nate Busch would lead the Hilmen with 17 points on the evening and Jesse Martin added 12. In all the Hillmen would see ten players enter the scoring column.
The Hillmen will return to SWC Conference play on January 24th when they travel to Prairie Du Chien to take on the Blackhawks.