(HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
(HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
All that went right for the visiting Eastern Warriors — which included 17 3-pointers — went the opposite for the host Hillsboro Indians in their season opener on Tuesday night at Hillsboro High School.

The Indians (0-1) were held to single-digit scoring in each of the four quarters played and eventually lost the non-conference contest by a 86-27 score, as they are in the early stages of rebuilding the program.

In their first game under first-year head coach Miles Burton, the Indians lost the turnover battle with the visiting Warriors as Eastern totaled just eight turnovers in the game, while the Indians committed 20 turnovers in the loss.



In the first quarter for the Warriors, they made eight 3-pointers, as they eventually outscored Hillsboro 31-8 after eight minutes of play.

Eastern’s 31-point first quarter consisted of 14 points by Luke Garrett, including four 3-pointers in the frame. Ryan Boone had five points (one 3-pointer) in the same first frame, and Dustin Jimison also had five points in the first quarter with a 3-pointer.

Colton Vaughn made a 3-pointer in the first quarter as well for Eastern, and also scoring points in the first frame for the Warriors was Titus Burns, who made a 3-pointer and totaled four points in the opening frame of action.

Eastern (1-0) added 20 points in the second quarter, while the Indians added six points to their total for a 51-14 deficit once halftime arrived. Eastern added three more 3-pointers in the second quarter with Garrett making two more and Trent Hundley sinking one trey in the second.

Garrett finished the game with 23 points, totaling one two-point basket and seven 3-pointers (six in the first half). Other EHS scoring in the second quarter consisted of points from Boone, Ethan Daniels and Ian Wiles.

For Hillsboro in the first frame, they have two 3-pointers from Hunter Price and a two-point basket by Caleb Crawford. In the second quarter, Hillsboro’s scoring consisted of a 3-pointer and free-throw conversion from Crawford and a two-point basket by Brad Miller.

The second half saw Eastern outscored Hillsboro, 22-5 in the third quarter and 13-8 in the fourth frame.

Hillsboro was led in scoring for the game by Crawford and Miller with eight points each. They were followed by Price with six points and Jakwon Clark with three points. Rounding out the Indians’ scoring was Deavin Cumberland and Jayse Middleton with one point each.

Final scoring for Eastern included 18 points from Boone and 12 points by Burns, as both players each made three 3-pointers in the win over Hillsboro. Also for the Warriors, Hundley added seven points, Vaughn totaled six points and Jimison scored five points.

More scoring for EHS included Daniels and Wiles with four points each, Landyn Pickerill with three points and Parker Murphy and Hunter Rose each scoring two points.

For the game, the Warriors totaled 15 two-point buckets, 17 3-pointers and they were 5-of-10 from the free-throw line. The Indians totaled five two-point baskets, four 3-pointers and they were 5-of-8 from the free-throw line.

Next for Hillsboro is a home Frontier Athletic Conference game on Friday, Dec. 6 vs. the reigning two-time FAC champion Chillicothe Cavaliers at HHS.