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Girls Basketball Recaps: Lady Mustangs win; Fairfield, Hillsboro and Whiteoak lose recent games 

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Recaps from recent Hillsboro, Lynchburg-Clay, Fairfield and Whiteoak girls basketball games.

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024 

Lynchburg-Clay wins with dominant effort vs. Manchester 

On Jan. 4 the Lynchburg-Clay Lady Mustangs easily defeated the visiting Manchester Lady Greyhounds, 75-10 for the home Southern Hills Athletic Conference win. 

The victory by LCHS saw them score 19 points in the first frame and 23 points in the second quarter, while Manchester scored four points in the opening quarter and they added two points in the second for a 42-6 at halftime. 

In the second half, the Lady Mustangs had scoring quarters of 14 points and 19 points, while Manchester scored two points in each the third and fourth quarters. 

The 65-point win by LCHS saw three players earn double-figure scoring, with Addison West leading with 18 points, as she made five two-point baskets and connected with a basket from the three-point line, plus she was 5-of-6 from the free-throw line in the SHAC win. West also added six rebounds, four assists, two steals and a block. 

Jade Massey followed with 17 points as she connected with eight two-point baskets and a free-throw conversion. Massey also had six rebounds, four assists and five steals. 

Joslyn Rockey totaled 11 points for LCHS, with one 3-pointer and four two-point field goals. She also collected eight rebounds for a team-high, and added five steals, one assist and one block. 

LCHS also had nine points from Allie Waits, eight points scored by Macy Etienne (four rebounds, four assists, four steals), six points from Madison McMullen (three rebounds, five steals, one block), four points scored by Noel Barnhill (five rebounds), and Ella Barry scored two points (three rebounds, one assist, two steals) as a total of eight Lynchburg-Clay players scored points in the win. 

As a team, the Lady Mustangs shot 48.5 percent from the field, made four 3-pointers, while also collecting 37 rebounds, 15 assists, 23 steals and three blocks. LCHS committed only eight turnovers, while Manchester had 30 turnovers. 

Manchester was led in scoring by Abby Neria with five points. 

From the free-throw line, LCHS was 7-of-11, and MHS went 2-of-4. 

LCHS has since earned a win at Eastern, leaving them with an overall record of 9-3, and they have a SHAC Division I record of 7-1. 


Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024

Fairfield loses at Ripley 

The Fairfield Lady Lions dropped a close Southern Hills Athletic Conference contest last Thursday (Jan. 4), where they fell on the road to the Ripley Lady Blue Jays by a 52-47 score.

The loss at RHS included a first quarter where Fairfield led 14-11 at the conclusion of the frame, but were outscored 18-9 in the second frame, leaving them trailing 30-22 at halftime. 

FHS won the third quarter at 15-11, but dropped the fourth frame and eventually the game as they were outscored 11-10 in the final eight minutes of play. 

For the Lady Lions, Faith Donley led the way with 15 points as she made two 3-pointers, three two-point baskets and she was 3-of-4 from the free-throw line. Donley also collected four rebounds, five assists, three steals and a block. 

Kelsey Clark totaled 14 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double. The junior made six two-point baskets and was 2-of-3 from the free-throw line. She also added two assists, two steals and two blocks. 

Rilee Quickle finished with eight points (four rebounds, one assist, three steals, one block), Isabelle Hale totaled seven points (six rebounds, one assist, one steal), and Jaeden Drury totaled three points (three rebounds, two blocks). 

Also for FHS, Kassi Miller had three rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block. Fairfield also had Meri Jackson totaling one rebound, one assist and one block. 

FHS totaled 31 rebounds, 14 assists, 12 steals and eight blocks. FHS also had 16 turnovers. 

Ripley was led in scoring by Brooklyn Manning with 15 points, Raquel Hackney with 11 points and Grace Taylor totaling 10 points. 

Fairfield was 6-of-9 from the free-throw line, and RHS went 7-of-13 from the free-throw line. 

Since this game, FHS lost to Wilmington and defeated Manchester, leaving them with an overall record of 4-9, with a SHAC mark of 3-6. 


Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024

WHS suffers first SHAC loss of season

Thursday (Jan. 4) saw the Whiteoak Lady Wildcats fall in Southern Hills Athletic Conference action to the Peebles Indians by a 57-39 score at WHS. 

The loss saw Whiteoak trail 18-11 when the first quarter closed, followed by Peebles winning the second frame at 10-6 for a halftime led by Peebles of 28-17. 

PHS in the third quarter won the frame at 13-10, and the fourth quarter was the same with Peebles outscoring the Lady ‘Cats, 16-12. 

The Lady Wildcats were led in scoring by Kylee Hamm with 18 points as the junior made eight two-point baskets and she was 2-of-3 from the free-throw line. Hamm also totaled nine rebounds, and she had four steals. 

Lydia Carr ended the game with nine points, 10 rebounds, one steal and one block. 

Jaylie Parr totaled six points, five rebounds and four steals. Also for WHS, Addison Roberts scored two points, five rebounds, one assist and two steals. 

Bri Hill finished with two points, two rebounds and one steal. Molly McMullen also finished with two points while adding four rebounds, one steal and one block. 

WHS finished 5-of-11 from the free-throw line, while Peebles was 22-of-36. 

WHS also collected 35 rebounds, one assist, 13 steals and two blocks. PHS finished with team totals of 35 rebounds, 10 assists, 10 steals and two blocks. 

The loss was the first SHAC loss of the season for WHS, as they are 5-1 in the Division II SHAC standings, first place. WHS overall stands at 8-4. 


Thursday, Jan. 4, 2024 

Hillsboro drops game at Adena 

Playing in non-conference action this past Thursday (Jan. 4) the Hillsboro Lady Indians lost to the host Adena Warriors, 63-45. 

Hillsboro scored nine points in the first frame, followed by a seven-point second quarter. In the second half, they added 10 points in the third and 19 points in the fourth frame for their 45 total points. 

Adena in the game scored 13 points in the first quarter, followed by quarter scoring of 17 points, 16 points and 12 points. 

HHS was led in the scoring column by Kyra Boyd with 14 points as she made two 3-pointers, three two-point baskets and she went 2-of-3 from the free-throw line. 

Blake Herdman followed with 10 points for Hillsboro. The rest of the Lady Indians’ scoring included Kobie Miles (6), Tylee Davis (5), Rylie Scott (4), Peighton Bledsoe (3) and Addyson Miles (3).

HHS finished 11-of-15 from the free throw line and made four 3-pointers, with two by Boyd and one each from Bledsoe and Addyson Miles. 

For Adena, they were 9-of-16 from the free-throw line, and they had eight 3-pointers. Marley Holcomb and Emma Garrison each finished with 18 points to lead Adena. 

The loss moves Hillsboro to an overall record of 5-7 on the season.