In South Central Ohio League action Friday night, the Hillsboro Indians struggled defensively against the Wilmington Hurricane, leading to a 95-50 loss at WHS.

WHS (4-1, 6-3) took control of the game early, with a 27-point first quarter, followed by a 23-point second frame, leading Hillsboro 50-24 at the half as HHS scored 14 points in the first quarter and 10 points in the second frame.



In the second half, the Indians tallied 26 more points, including five points in the third and 21 more points in the fourth. Wilmington scored 26 points in the third frame and 19 points in the fourth.

As a team, the Hurricane totaled 14 3-pointers (by six players), including six from Alex Wright, as he led all scorers with 23 points. Matt Smith followed with 21 points, including three treys. Also for the ’Cane, Jeffrey Mansfield and Layne Griffith with 12 points each and Dylan Beaugard with 11 points.

For the Indians (1-4, 1-8), Ethan Watson led the team with 12 points, including two 3-pointers and three two-point field goals.

Kelton Anderson totaled 10 points with one 3-pointers, three two-point baskets and was 1-of-2 from the free-throw line. Cameron Reed followed with eight points (two 3-pointers).

Also for the Tribe, Matthew Ryan and Josh Keets each scored six points, Mason Swayne scored five (one 3-pointer) and Payton Bell totaled three points off one of the Indians’ seven 3-pointers in the game.

HHS finished 7-of-10 from the free-throw line, and the Hurricane were 5-of-5. Also, WHS totaled 24 two-point baskets, while the Indians had 11.

This was the second consecutive game the Indians have allowed 95 points in a loss.

Next for the Indians is a home game on Tuesday, Jan. 10 vs. Chillicothe in SCOL play.