Version two of the Highland County rivalry between Hillsboro and McClain took place Saturday night --- this time in Greenfield. The first meeting went the way of the Indians by the final score of 54 -- 34. McClain's Tigers , since the injury to top scorer Bryson Badgeley (in game one), have not lost. Also, to add more luster to game two, Hillsboro came in riding an eleven game win streak! With that information providing a backdrop, the Indians used a dynamic first quarter start (17 -- 4 advantage) to put away the Tigers by a count of 71 -- 47. To accentuate how well the visitors were playing, Coltin Hunter came off the bench in the second period (foul trouble for Brad Miller) to hit two 3 point baskets to enable HHS to outscore McClain 18 -- 15 and take a commanding 35 -- 19 lead into the intermission.
Then, after a 17 -- 17 stalemate in the third stanza, the Indians' Lawton Parry hit 2 more 3's in the fourth frame to allow HHS to "take" the final quarter 19 -- 11. By scoring in double figures for each quarter, the Indians may have had one of their most productive offensive nights of the season. Ryan Scott led Hillsboro in scoring with 23 points and was named the WSRW "player of the game." With the win, HHS improved their overall record to 16 -- 2 and completed a two game sweep over McClain. They also have won 12 consecutive games (and garnered some votes in the most recent AP poll). After the game, Coach Miles Burton spoke of how his team is getting closer to playing a more complete game every night out. Looking forward, the Indians will be in action on Tuesday night when they play host to the East Clinton Astros.