Saturday night was reserved for the girls version between Chillicothe and Hillsboro. Twenty-hours after a solid win by the HHS boys, the Lady Indians made it a weekend sweep by taking down the Cavaliers by the final score of 65-51.
After a disappointing Monday night defeat at the hands of Lynchburg-Clay, Hillsboro came out with a determined attitude to play solid defense from start to finish....and that was exactly what transpired. The Indians trailed 13-12 at the end of the first period.
However, after an early 5-0 run in the second quarter, the Indians seized the momentum and outscored the visitors by a 20-7 count to take a relatively commanding lead of 32-20 into halftime.
The third stanza was a virtual stalemate as HHS added 14 points to their total as opposed to the 13 tallied by Chillicothe (46-33 at the end of the third period).
Finally, it was a clutch fourth quarter effort that paved the way for the Indians to defeat their Ross County counterpart.
Despite their lead being trimmed to nine, the Indians used superior rebounding and tight defense to put the game into the win column (their 4th win of the season). Coach Chad Fields stated that it was a "team victory" in every sense of the phrase.
The Indians were led by Eden Edenfield's 16 points (and unofficial double digit rebound number). Gracie Dean and Bryanna Bledsoe also contributed by scoring 15 each. It was the hustle, sparkplug defense, AND scoring that led to Miss Bledsoe being named the WSRW "player of the game."
Hillsboro will quickly return to the hardwood with road games Monday and Wednesday (at Jackson and Washington C H respectively).