This past weekend saw the fourth annual Ohio Valley Hoops Classic take place for the second consecutive year at the Patriot Center on the campus of Southern State in Hillsboro.

There was a lot of great basketball action on hand, including for Highland County, with four teams in three games as Fairfield defeated East Clinton 73-66 and Hillsboro defeated McClain, 58-36 on Saturday, while Friday night saw Lynchburg-Clay fall to Ripley, 73-56.



Also over the weekend on Saturday, the Hillsboro Lady Indians lost to the Washington Blue Lions in a Frontier Athletic Conference game, and the McClain Lady Tigers lost in a FAC contest at Jackson. Whiteoak girls basketball also lost on Saturday to the Peebles Lady Indians.

On Friday night in boys basketball, the Tigers won at the Zane Trace Tip-Off Classic over Westfall, Fairfield won a SHAC game at Manchester and Whiteoak played close until the fourth frame got away and lost to the Peebles Indians.

All in all, it was a basketball-packed weekend for Highland County to begin December, and the schedule continues this week with a total of 20 boys and girls high school basketball games on the schedule through the upcoming weekend.

Here is a look at today’s games.


GAMES FOR TODAY
Monday, Dec. 4
Girls Basketball

Goshen at Lynchburg-Clay
The Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs have played two games this season, winning their most recent one at Manchester, which gave them a Southern Hills Athletic Conference victory as well. Monday’s game has a great chance to be special for junior Peyton Scott, as she’s just five points away (995 points) from 1,000 points in her career. This is also the first home game of the season for the Lady Mustangs.

Goshen enters the game at 2-2 overall with wins against Ross and Western Brown. They are led by Paige Garr, who has 68 points in four games, while also having 41 rebounds and seven blocks.


Whiteoak at Fairfield

This game between two Highland County counterparts features the Fairfield Lady Lions, who are 2-1 overall on the season, and the Whiteoak Lady Wildcats, who enter the game at 0-3. The Lady Lions are the favorites to win this contest, as WHS is in a season-long process of gaining varsity experience and rebuilding the program. As for FHS, they are coming off a 30-point win over Fayetteville last Thursday.


Bowling
Lynchburg-Clay, Fairfield, Whiteoak, Eastern at Highland Lanes

Four bowling teams from the SHAC will be in action on Monday at Highland Lanes, with three of the teams from Highland County. The Mustangs are having a good start to their season and look to continue that trend to begin the week.