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Hillsboro wins against Highland County rival Whiteoak

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Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

Playing a rescheduled game on Wednesday evening (Jan. 31), the Hillsboro Lady Indians defended their home court with a non-conference win over a Highland County counterpart, the Whiteoak Lady Wildcats, 57-47. 

It was Whiteoak holding the lead over Hillsboro when the first quarter came to a close at 16-15. That wasn’t the case in the second quarter, when HHS won the second frame at 16-6 for a halftime lead of 31-22. 

Whiteoak outscored HHS by four points in the third at 15-11, but Hillsboro won the fourth frame by five points at 15-10 for the 10-point win over WHS. 

Hillsboro had four players reach double-figure scoring, including Blake Herdman leading the way with 19 points as she made seven two-point baskets, one 3-pointer and she went 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. 

Kobie Miles totaled 12 points with two two-point buckets, two 3-pointers and Miles finished 2-of-3 from the free-throw line. 

Also with 12 points was Tylee Davis, with the freshman sinking five two-point baskets and at the free-throw line she went 2-of-2. 

Peighton Bledsoe totaled 10 points for Hillsboro, ending the game with two two-point baskets, one 3-pointer and Bledsoe was 3-of-4 with her free-throw attempts. 

Rylie Scott also added points to the scoreboard for the Lady Indians, finishing with four points in the win as she made two baskets from the field. 

As a team, the Lady Indians totaled 18 two-point baskets, four 3-pointers and they were 9-of-11 from the free-throw line. 

As for the visiting Lady ’Cats, they were led on the scoreboard by Jaylie Parr with 17 points, with the senior making four two-point baskets and three 3-pointers.  

WHS also had nine points scored by Lydia Carr with one 3-pointer and three two-point field goals, and Kylee Hamm finished with eight points, making four two-point baskets. 

Madison Thompson totaled seven points for WHS, as she made a 3-pointer, one two-point basket and from the free-throw line she went 2-of-3. 

The rest of the Whiteoak scoring included Kelsey Monteith (three), Bri Hill (two) and Keira Campbell (one). 

The Lady ‘Cats finished with 13 two-point baskets, six 3-pointers and they were 3-of-10 from the free-throw line. 

The win for Hillsboro improved them to 10-10 overall, and the loss moved Whiteoak to 13-8 on the season.