Lynchburg-Clay's Katie McLaughlin and Hillsboro's Jordan Moberly battle for a rebound Wednesday at LCHS. (HCP Photos/Stephen Forsha)
Lynchburg-Clay's Katie McLaughlin and Hillsboro's Jordan Moberly battle for a rebound Wednesday at LCHS. (HCP Photos/Stephen Forsha)
DODSONVILLE — Wednesday night’s Highland County showdown between the Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs and the Hillsboro Lady Indians went to the host Lady Mustangs, who won by a 53-25 score.

In the win at Lynchburg-Clay High School, the Lady Mustangs led at the conclusion of each frame, and not only that, they held the Lady Indians to under 20 points once halftime arrived.

Even though they suffered a non-conference loss, the Lady Indians were first to strike with a 3-pointer by Gracie Dean, but consecutive layups from Sierra Benney and Kaylee Lunsford — who scored four points in the win — pushed LCHS into the lead.

Dean tied the score at 4-4 with a basket at the 4:27 mark, but the Lady Mustangs had an answer for that. Dean led HHS with 11 points.

The answer was a four-point play by Zoe Fittro, who sank a 3-pointer, and while being fouled during the shot gained the opportunity to shoot a free throw. Fittro sank the free shot and in the process put the Lady Mustangs ahead 8-4, with the first-quarter clock having 3:21 remaining.

Fittro led LCHS with 14 points in the non-conference win.

From that point on, the Lady Mustangs never trailed, as the remainder of the first frame they added two more points from a steal and layup by Fittro and ended the quarter with a 3-pointer by Serena Smith, as she totaled eight points for the game. In between those two baskets, Hillsboro’s Jordan Moberly sank a free throw.

With LCHS leading 13-5 at the start of the second quarter, the Lady Indians were first to score in the quarter off a layup by Moberly. LCHS answered by increasing their lead to 11 points off a 3-pointer from Fittro, followed by a layup by Logan Binkley for an 18-7 lead.

Again, Moberly made a shot from the free-throw line, only to see the Lady Mustangs answer with a basket by Fittro, plus a trey from Benney for a 23-8 advantage. Following a timeout, the Lady Indians answered with a basket by Mallory Parsons, and LCHS ended the second with a free throw from Binkley and a jumper at the buzzer from Fittro for a 26-10 lead after two complete quarters.

Benney ended the game with nine points, and Binkley totaled eight points.

The Lady Mustangs outscored Hillsboro 13-7 in the third and built a 39-17 lead at the end of the frame. In the third for LCHS, Fittro sank a 3-pointer, Benney and Serene Walker each made a two-point basket, Amber DeBoard sank a free throw and Binkley was 5-of-6 from the free-throw line. Walker ended the game with seven points for the Lady Mustangs.

Hillsboro had four points from Dean in the third, and making one free throw each were Josie Hopkins, Brynn Bledsoe and Moberly.

LCHS capped off the game by outscoring Hillsboro, 14-8 in the fourth frame with two points from Kalyn Rich, five points from Smith, two points from Benney and five points by Walker.

Hillsboro’s fourth frame consisted of a 3-pointer off a shot by Dean, two free throws by Josie Hopkins, two free throws made by Karleigh Hopkins and a free-throw conversion by Bledsoe.