Jacob Brandt celebrates

Hillsboro-Central Valley sophomore Jacob Brandt, above center, celebrates after securing a rebound that clinched the Burros’ 45-44 win over No. 1-ranked Kindred on Monday night at the Hillsboro Events Center. 

Hillsboro-Central Valley battled through a four-minute scoring drought in the fourth quarter en route to its 45-44 season-opener win over No. 1-ranked Kindred (1-1) on Monday. 

The Burros (1-0) trailed 44-43 late in the final frame before senior Peter Dryburgh drove the middle and kicked it outside to senior teammate Gannon Limke for an 18-foot game-winner. 

Limke finished with a team-high 12 points and eight H-CV players scored two points or more in the contest.

“Peter made a good decision getting it back to Gannon and he knocked down the shot with (Paul) Olson kind of in his face, so it was good execution,” H-CV head coach Elliot Rotvold said. “If we could get off to a good start and not let (Kindred)  jump out early, we’d have a good chance to play a close game.”

With 6.1 seconds left, Kindred’s Olson, a senior, weaved through three H-CV defenders and met Limke at the rim. 

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