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Indians lose on road at Circleville 

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Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

The Hillsboro Indians boys basketball team went on the road for a Wednesday night non-conference game against the Circleville Tigers, falling to the hosts from Pickaway County by eight points at 54-46. 

Hillsboro trailed 15-8 after the first frame, and then they were outscored by a 13-10 score in the second half for a 28-18 halftime deficit. 

Each team added 10 points to their overall total in the third frame for a 38-28 score in favor of the Tigers. In the fourth frame, Hillsboro scored 18 points and Circleville added 16 points for their eight-point win. 

Jack Howland led the way for the Indians with 19 points as he made five two-point baskets, one 3-pointer and he also added a 6-of-8 performance from the free-throw line. 

Tate Davis totaled nine points for Hillsboro, with the junior sinking one 3-pointer, two two-point baskets and he was 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. 

Brayden Hunter and Steven Kibler each scored eight points for the Indians. Hunter totaled two two-point baskets, a 3-pointer and was 1-of-1 in his lone free-throw attempt. Kibler finished with three two-point buckets and was 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. 

Nic Burns rounded out Hillsboro’s final scoring with two points as he made a basket from the field. 

As a team, the Indians totaled 13 two-point baskets, three 3-pointers and they were 11-of-16 in their free-throw attempts. 

The Indians committed 10 turnovers, and Circleville had 12 turnovers. 

For the Tigers, they were led by Briley Cramer with 19 points and Slater Search with 10 points. 

The Tigers totaled 20 two-point baskets, one 3-pointer and they were 11-of-13 from the free-throw line. 

Hillsboro is now 7-7 overall, and they sit at 3-3 in the Frontier Athletic Conference. The Tigers are now 9-6 overall. 

Next for the Indians is an away game on Friday, Jan. 26 against the Chillicothe Cavaliers (1-6, 5-10).