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Lady Indians gain first win; defeat London

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     Hillsboro senior Shelby Coyle lifted the Hillsboro Lady Indians to their first victory of the season as she drove into the lane and sank the game-winner, as the Lady Indians defeated South Central Ohio League for London 46-45 Tuesday night at Hillsboro High School.

     The game was settled in the final 30 seconds with Hillsboro’s Jenni Willey stealing the ball from the Lady Red Raiders, but HHS was unable to convert points on the foul line. London capitalized on the miscues of the Lady Indians, with Creager scoring a basket to put LHS in the lead by one point with 10 seconds remaining.

     After the London basket, Hillsboro head coach Herb Mihalik called a time out.

     “During the time out we talked about spreading the ball on the floor and getting a good shot at the basket,” he said. “The girls believed we were going to make the last shot to win the game and Shelby went onto the court and made the basket.”

     Mihalik said his team talked about playing as a team and how the winning can continue with teamwork.

     “After the game we talked about how when you play hard as a team, good things can happen,” Mihalik said. “The girls really deserved this victory.”

     HHS trailed by seven points late in the third quarter.

     In the opening quarter HHS out scored London 14-11 but lost the second by a score of 8-2, giving the Lady Red Raiders a 19-17 lead after two quarters.

     London led 32-27 after three quarter by netting a 14-point quarter, while holding HHS to 11 in the third.

     HHS outlasted LHS in the final frame by scoring 19 points. In the fourth, LHS scored 12 points.

     Hillsboro senior Heather Storer led HHS with a game-high 17 points. Storer made seven shots from the floor and three free throws. The senior also had 13 rebounds (eight offensive) and four steals. Willey finished with eight points, seven rebounds and three steals. HHS senior Megan Barnes and junior A.J. Sanders each finished with six points each. Barnes had one steal. Sanders earned three defensive rebounds and one steal.

     Coyle finished with four points and two steals; senior Paij Shelton ended the game with three points, three offensive rebounds and two steals. Julie Shafer scored two points, while adding five defensive rebounds and four steals in the HHS win.
      HHS made 20 shots from the field.

     The Lady Indians will play again Friday night as they host the McClain Lady Tigers.




LHS – 11 8 14 12 – 45

HHS – 14 2 11 19 – 46



Shelton 1 1-2 3, Coyle 2 4, Shafer 0 2-2 2, Storer 7 3-8 17, Barnes 3 0-1 6, Willey 4 0-6 8, Sanders 3 6. TOTALS: 20 6-19 46.

LHS (45)

Creager 6 2-5 14, Hiram 2 4, Carmean 2 (2) 10, Toth 5 2-4 12 Miller 0 (1) 2-2 5. TOTALS: 15 (3) 6-11 45.

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