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Lady Indians drop 2 close games

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Stephen Forsha, The Highland County Press

Wednesday and Thursday this week (Nov. 29-30) the Hillsboro Lady Indians played two very close games, but were unable to secure a win, falling on the road to the Washington Lady Blue Lions and at home vs. River Valley.

On Wednesday (Nov. 29), the Lady Indians lost their first Frontier Athletic Conference game to the Washington Lady Blue Lions at WCH by a 53-50 score.

HHS led 18-9 at the conclusion of the first frame, but were outscored the next two quarters. In the second frame, Washington outscored Hillsboro by six points at 18-12, leaving the halftime score 30-27 in favor of the Lady Indians.

The third quarter wasn’t great to HHS, with the Lady Indians losing the frame 14-4, as they trailed 41-34. The Lady Indians rallied and won the fourth frame at 16-12, but the deficit was too large after the third frame to complete a full comeback.

Hillsboro was led by both Blake Herdman and Kobie Miles with 11 points each. Herdman totaled two two-point baskets, sank a 3-pointer and was 4-of-5 from the free-throw line.

Miles finished with three two-point baskets, one 3-pointer and she was 2-of-3 from the free-throw line for her 11 points.

Peighton Bledsoe totaled nine points, with four two-point buckets and a made free throw. Tylee Davis ended the FAC game with eight points, as she made a 3-pointer and two two-point baskets.

The remainder of Hillsboro’s scoring included Kyra Boyd with five points, Addyson Miles with four points and Rylie Scott with two points.

For the game, the Lady Indians totaled 16 two-point baskets, three 3-pointers and were 9-of-17 from the free-throw line.

For Washington, their leading scorers were Meg Wall with 18 points, Eliana Racine with 14 points and Calleigh Wead-Salmi with 11 points.

On Thursday, Nov. 30, the Lady Indians hosted their first home game of the season, falling to River Valley in non-conference play by a 53-52 score.

The Lady Indians earned the lead after the first quarter at 17-11 and were outscored 16-14 in the second frame, but Hillsboro was still leading 31-27 at halftime.

River Valley won the third frame 11-10 and the fourth frame at 15-11 for the one-point HHS loss.

In the loss, Hillsboro was led by Herdman with 18 points, as she made five two-point field goals, two 3-pointers and she was 2-of-3 from the free-throw line.

Davis was next with nine points, while Bledsoe and Kobie Miles each finished with seven points.

The remainder of the Hillsboro scoring included Boyd with five points, Addyson Miles with four points and Scott with two points.

For the game, HHS made 14 two-point baskets, five 3-pointers and they were 9-of-20 from the free-throw line as a team.

Leading scorers for River Valley were Carlee Manley with 19 points, Hayley Edwards with 11 points and Kallie Burger with 11 points.

HHS is now 0-1 in the FAC and 1-3 overall this season.