Indians lose to Falcons


Things were looking good for the Hillsboro High School Indians girls team early on, but the Clinton-Massie Falcons pulled things together in the second quarter, cruising over the Indians for a 47-32 victory.

Hillsboro started things off with a 10-point gain to Massie’s 9 points in the first quarter, but C-M brought it back around by scoring the last eight points of the second quarter, as well as 10 of the first 12 in the third quarter, expanding their lead to 33-17.

Hillsboro scored 9 points in the third quarter to Massie’s 10, then 8 in the last quarter to Massie’s 14 points.

“I’m really pleased with my kids’ effort and I know that’s usually what a losing coach says, but my kids have been playing with seven varsity players and this is our third game in five days. We’re doing it with seven healthy kids. They’re giving me everything they have,” Hillsboro head coach J.R. Moberly said. “Shots don’t fall when your legs are tired. We haven’t shot the ball well for a couple days, but they keep battling and trying. I can’t say enough about the effort of those seven kids right now.”

The Indians (1-3, 1-1) pulled within single digits, 33-24, entering the final period. But the Falcons pulled away with an 8-2 spurt to start the fourth quarter. Cottrell, who led all scorers with 15, capped the flurry with another three.

Kaley Burns led Hillsboro with 9 points.

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Summary

Hillsboro — 10 5 9 8 — 32

Clinton-Massie — 9 14 10 14 — 47

HHS: Sullivan 2-0-4, Bobbitt 0-2-2, Marsh 2-2-7, Moberley 1-0-2, Kal. Burns 4-1-9, Kel. Burns 1-0-3, Grover 2-0-5.

TOTALS: 12(3)-5-32

CMHS: Ireland 1-3-5, Theetge 1-2-4, Rose 2-2-6, Newton 4-1-9, Myers 1-0-2, Cottrell 5-0-15, Conley 1-0-2, Hurlburt 0-0-0, Leary 1-2-4.

TOTALS: 16(5)-10-47

McClain takes 44-38 loss @ Chillicothe

The McClain Lady Tigers started slow in the first quarter, and the Chillicothe High School Cavaliers girls team took advantage. And, despite a resurgence in the second and third quarters, the Tiger’s couldn’t keep up with the Cavaliers, who took the win 44-38.

The first quarter ended with Chillicothe on top 17-4, but the Tigers turned it around in the second quarter with a 13-point gain over Chillicothe’s 8 points.

By the half, the score was 25-17 with Chillicothe in the lead.

McClain kept it coming with another 13-point gain in the third quarter, keeping Chillicothe at 6 points.

But Chillicothe dashed the Tigers’ hopes in the final quarter, turning it around with a 13-point gain and keeping McClain at 8 points.

The game ended with Chillicothe on top 44-38.

Malea Montavon and Taylor Polley led McClain with 13 points each.

“I’m proud of the girls,” said McClain head coach Jarrod Haines. “They fought extremely hard on the road against a good team. Maddy Stegbauer played an outstanding game at the point for us, and our guards Lexie Barton and Malea Montavon did a great job of handling their pressure.”

McClain — 4 13 13 8 — 38

Chillicothe — 17 8 6 13 — 44

MHS – Montgomery: 2-0/4-4, Stegbauer: 3(1)-11, Malea Montavon: 2(3)-0/2-13, Barton: 1(1)-1/3-6, Makenzie Montavon: 2-0/2-4

TOTALS: 10(5)-3/11-38

CHS: Green: 2-4, Shawnee Smith: 5(2)-17, Shawntel Smith: 2-2/3-6, Osh: 6-5/6-17

TOTALS: 15(2)-8/13-44

Hillsboro’s Kayden Watson fights for the ball Wednesday night at Clinton-Massie High School.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2016/12/web1_THEPHOTO2016127224433231-1.jpgHillsboro’s Kayden Watson fights for the ball Wednesday night at Clinton-Massie High School.

Lana Grover makes a run for it during Wednesday night’s game.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2016/12/web1_cropDSC_30392016127224439541-1.jpgLana Grover makes a run for it during Wednesday night’s game.
Chillicothe triumphs over McClain 44-38

By Shawn Robinson and David Wright