Karleigh Hopkins led the Lady Indians with 16 points at Jackson Wednesday. (Photo by Paul Boggs/Vinton Jackson Courier)
Karleigh Hopkins led the Lady Indians with 16 points at Jackson Wednesday. (Photo by Paul Boggs/Vinton Jackson Courier)
The Hillsboro Lady Indians lost at Jackson on Wednesday night, falling in the Frontier Athletic Conference contest by a 36-31 to the Jackson Ironladies.

Jackson’s win was their first victory since Dec. 23, 2017 when they defeated Chillicothe, snapping a 16-game losing streak. There were three ties in the contest, with the final time being 21-21 with 6:48 left in third frame.

Jackson (1-1, 1-2) led for the final 14:20 of the game, with the FAC game having eight lead changes as HHS held their final lead with 7:40 left in the third off a 3-pointer by Karleigh Hopkins for a 21-19 advantage.



The Lady Indians trailed at the end of the first frame by a 13-11 score, and following a second frame of 7-6 in favor of HHS, they were still behind the host Ironladies by a 19-18 score.

In the third, Hillsboro (0-2, 1-3) was held to nine points, while JHS scored 15 points in the eight-minute span for a lead of 34-27 over HHS. In the fourth, both teams combined for six points, as HHS won the fourth at 4-2 but lost the game by five points.

Hillsboro was led by Hopkins with 16 points. She totaled three two-point field goals, two 3-pointers and was 4-of-6 from the free-throw line. Next in scoring was Lana Grover with six points.

Scoring two points each were Mackenzie Cosby, Kayden Watson, Kelsey Burns and Jordan Moberly. Having one point was Gracie Dean.

Jackson was led by Taylor Evans and Gracie Walburn with 10 points each.

For the game, the Ironladies were 1-of-7 from the free-throw line, and Hillsboro was 6-of-13.

Next for Hillsboro is an away game on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Miami Trace in FAC play.

(Paul Boggs of the Vinton Jackson Courier contributed to this article.)