HHS girls fall behind early

The Washington Lady Blue Lions hosted the Hillsboro Lady Indians in an South Central Ohio League matchup Saturday in Washington C.H.

Washington took a 17-2 lead early in the second quarter on the way to a 47-21 victory.

Washington (now 3-4 overall, 3-3 in the SCOL) was led by freshman Hannah Haithcock (the game’s leading scorer) with 14 points. Senior Jaycie McRobert was in double figures with 12 points and freshman Kassidy Hines scored eight.

For Hillsboro (1-8 overall, 1-4 in the SCOL), freshman Lana Grover led with 10 points.

Washington led 10-2 at the end of the first quarter and 25-6 at the half. The Lady Blue Lions held a 37-15 lead at the end of the third quarter.

“They’re down,” Washington head coach John Persinger said. “They only brought 11 girls. (Some) of them are injured. Some of their starters had to play one quarter in the jayvee game. They’re a much better team than what they showed tonight. It was good that we got everyone into the game. Most everyone had two quarters of play tonight.

“From the get-go we’ve wanted Kassidy to shoot the ball and she just hasn’t. She didn’t look to shoot. Now, she’s getting more involved and tonight was a big night for her.”

Hillsboro coach JR Moberly said his team did not play well.

“We didn’t handle their pressure well,” Moberly said. “We didn’t shoot the ball well. We’ve got to get stronger and handle those things; that’s varsity basketball. Young kids have to grow up quick. The girls are working very hard. They’re great kids and they’re doing everything I’m asking of them.”

Washington will host league-leading Clinton-Massie Wednesday with the jayvee game at 5:30 p.m.

Clinton-Massie is now in a three-way tie for first place in the SCOL after losing its first game of the season Saturday, 60-58, to Wilmington.

Miami Trace and McClain each have one league loss, both coming to Clinton-Massie. Massie is 4-1 in the SCOL, 8-1 overall.

Elsewhere in the SCOL Saturday, McClain defeated East Clinton, 64-29.

Hillsboro will host Wilmington Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Wilmington is now 3-4 overall, 2-3 in the SCOL.


W 10 15 12 10 — 47

H 2 4 9 6 — 21

WASHINGTON — Alexis Gray 2-0-4; Jaycie McRoberts 2 (2)-2-12; Savannah Wallace 0-0-0; Hannah Haithcock 7-0-14; Wendy Hawk 1-0-2; Kassidy Hines 3-2-8; Tabby Woods 0-0-0; Maddy Jenkins 1-3-5; Ally Funari 0-0-0; Taylor Smith 1-0-2; Maddy Garrison 0-0-0. TOTALS — 17 (2)-7-47. Free throw shooting: 7 of 14 for 50 percent. Three-point field goals: McRoberts, 2.

HILLSBORO — Natalie Sullivan 0-0-0; Kayla Bieler 0-0-0; Madison Snyder 0-3-3; Hanna Breeden l0-0-0; Sydney Bobbitt 0-0-0; Lana Grover 2 (2)-0-10; Kaley Burns 1-1-3; Madi Marsh 1-0-2; Ashleigh Baucom 0-0-0; Riley Moberly 0-0-0; Lilly McCleese 0-1-1; Taylor Chaney 1-0-2; Kelsey Burns 0-0-0. TOTALS — 5 (2)-5-21. Free throw shooting: 5 of 8 for 63 percent. Three-point field goals: Grover, 2.

Washington won the jayvee game against Hillsboro Saturday, 35-18.

Washington is now 5-1 on the season, all of the games coming against SCOL opponents.

Tabby Woods was the game’s leading scorer for Washington with nine points.

Raven Haithcock was next with eight points.

Kaley Burns led Hillsboro with six points.


W 6 2 14 13 — 35

H 6 4 4 4 — 18

WASHINGTON — Raven Haithcock 4-0-8; Maddy Garrison 1-0-2; Breanna Taylor 1-0-2; Savanna Davis 1-0-2; Tabby Woods 4-1-9; Tahja Pettiford 0-0-0; Ally Funari 0-0-0; Delaney Greer 2-2-6; Taylor Smith 3-0-6. TOTALS — 16-3-35. Free throw shooting: 3 of 5 for 60 percent.

HILLSBORO — Natalie Sullivan 0-0-0; Kayla Bieler 0-0-0; Sydney Bobbitt 1-0-2; Lana Grover 0-2-2; Kaley Burns 2-2-6; Madi Marsh 0-1-1; Ashleigh Baucom 1-1-3; Riley Moberly 0-0-0; Lilly McCleese 1-0-2; Taylor Chaney 0-0-0; Kelsey Burns 1-0-2. TOTALS — 6-6-18. Free throw shooting: 6 of 10 for 60 percent.

Hillsboro’s Hanna Breeden drives to the hoop during a South Central Ohio League loss to Washington.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2015/12/web1_Girls-basketball-pic.jpgHillsboro’s Hanna Breeden drives to the hoop during a South Central Ohio League loss to Washington.
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