HILLSBORO — The Clinton-Massie boys basketball team was defeated Tuesday night by Hillsboro 68-54.
The game was the first at home for the Indians, who are 4-1 on the year.
Clinton-Massie dropped to 0-5.
Hunter Price of Hillsboro led all players with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Lawton Parry drained five 3-pointers and finished with 15 points and six rebounds.
For the Falcons, Kody Zantene led with 12 points and four rebounds. Blake Ireland had 11 points and three assists. Jordan Redman dished out four assists.
Both teams shot the ball well, the Indians hitting on 28 of 60 from the floor and the Falcons making 24 of 50. The teams were a combined 8 for 17 from the free throw line.
In a high-paced first quarter, the Indians hit 10 of 18 and the Falcons 8 of 12, but Hillsboro led 23-16. Ireland had a steal and layup to put Massie on top 8-6, the last lead of the night for the visitors.
The Indians closed the first quarter on a 12-2 run when Brad Miller came up with a steal and dished to Price, who found Jakwon Clark for an easy two points.
In the second quarter, Logan Meyers took a defensive charge at one end then scored two points at the other as Massie pulled within 23-21. Carter Euton’s two-pointer later in the second made it 31-30 and the Falcons were poised to seize the lead.
But Hillsboro found its stride when Coltin Hunter converted an old-fashioned 3-point play and Price hit for two points to make it 36-30 at the break.
Ireland and Meyers split six points and the Falcons were within 38-36. Hillsboro pulled away, 45-38, but Clinton-Massie battled back, 45-44, on a Lex Russell basket.
The Indians maintained the lead early in the fourth on a stickback from Miller. Price hit for two points then cashed in the back-breaker when he rebounded his own missed free throw and scored to make it a 59-46 game.
(68) HILLSBORO (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Captain 5-1-2-13 Scott 2-1-1-6 Clark 3-0-0-6 Price 9-0-0-18 Miller 3-0-1-7 Parry 5-5-0-15 Hunter 1-0-1-3 Lewis 0-0-0-0 TOTALS 28-7-5-68
(54) CLINTON-MASSIE (fg-3fg-ft-tp) Conrad 2-0-0-4 Zantene 6-0-0-12 Meyers 3-1-2-9 Ireland 4-2-1-11 Redman 1-0-0-2 Stulz 3-0-0-6 Euton 3-0-0-6 Russell 2-0-0-4 TOTALS 24-3-3-54
FIELD GOALS: H 28/60 (Price 9/21 Parry 5/7 Captain 5/7); CM 24/50 (Zantene 6/9 Ireland 4/10 Meyers 3/5)
3 PT FIELD GOALS: H 7/20 (Parry 5/6); CM 3/9 (Ireland 2/4 Meyers 1/2)
FREE THROWS: H 5/11; CM 3/6
REBOUNDS: H-39 (Price 12 Parry 7 Miller 6 Captain 3 Scot 3 Clark 3 Hunter 3); CM-26 (Zantene 4 Conrad 3 Meyers 3 Redman 3 Ireland 2 Russell 2 Euton 1 Stulz 1)
ASSISTS: H-11 (Scott 4 Captain 2 Clark 2); CM-10 (Redman 4 Ireland 3 Euton 1 Zantene 1 Conrad 1)
STEALS: H-8 (Scott 2 Price 2); CM-5 (Euton 2 Redman 1 Ireland 1 Meyers 1)
BLOCKED SHOTS: H-2 (Parry 2); CM-4 (Redman 3 Meyers 1)
TURNOVERS: H-13; CM -17
Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @wnjsports