Hillsboro freshman Delaney Eakins hit what was the game-winning shot with two seconds remaining on the clock for the Lady Indians, as they defeated the Blanchester Lady Wildcats by a 51-50 score at Blanchester High School Thursday night.

The non-conference win by Hillsboro, which was their fifth victory of the season, began with HHS doubling the total of Blanchester in the first frame with a 12-6 lead at the end of the first eight minutes of play. In that quarter, Kayden Watson sank a 3-pointer, while Karleigh Hopkins, Madi Marsh, Riley Moberly and Eakins all scored points.



HHS added 16 more points in the second frame, with Hopkins scoring 10 of those points (two 3-pointers) and Eakins adding six points. In the same quarter, the Lady Wildcats scored 12 points, leaving the halftime score 28-18 in favor of Hillsboro.

The third frame wasn’t as successful, scoring just four points while Blanchester scored 16 points to take the lead over HHS by a 34-32 score.

In the fourth quarter, HHS outscored the Lady Wildcats, 19-16. The Lady Indians in the fourth not only had the game-winning shot from Eakins, they also had points from Lana Grover, Hopkins, Marsh and Moberly.

HHS was led in scoring by Eakins with 18 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. She totaled seven two-point baskets and was 4-of-7 from the free-throw line.

Hopkins followed with 15 points and 13 rebounds for a double-double. As for her scoring, that included three two-point baskets, two 3-pointers and a 3-of-4 performance from the free-throw line.

Also for HHS, Watson (four steals), Grover and Marsh (three assists) each scored five points, and Moberly finished with three points in the win. Natalie Sullivan led HHS with three blocks.

For the game, the Lady Indians had 14 two-point field goals, four 3-pointers and they were 11-of-17 from the free-throw line.

Blanchester was led by Elecia Patton with 17 points as she made three two-point baskets, three 3-pointers and two free throw conversions.