Lady Panthers roll past Hillsboro


By Robert Stegbauer - [email protected]



Miami Trace senior Kyla Johnston puts up a shot during an SCOL game at Hillsboro High School Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.


HILLSBORO — It was a tough loss for the Hillsboro Lady Indians on Wednesday night as they hosted Miami Trace for a South Central Ohio League matchup. The final score saw Miami Trace take a big win to the tune of 66-37.

Turnovers were a huge hurt to the Lady Indians on the night and the Lady Panthers capitalized on almost every one of them, scoring four to six unanswered points continuously throughout the game, starting in the first quarter. After the first frame of play, Miami Trace led the Lady Indians 19-8.

In the second quarter, Miami Trace decided to extend their range out to the three-point line and was able to hit four from behind the arc for 12 of their 21 points in the quarter while Hillsboro was only able to muster 10 and Trace led 43-19 at the half.

At the start of the third quarter, the Lady Indians came out with a little more fire than they had had in the first 16 minutes of play and were able to net four points unanswered before the Lady Panthers finally got their first basket. The Lady Indians doubled the Miami Trace score in the third quarter, but the ten points only pulled them back to 48-29.

In the fourth, the Trace girls got back to what they had been doing in the first half and dropped 21 points in the final frame as Hillsboro could only get nine and the final tally came to 66-37.

“Miami Trace shot 69 percent against us in the first half and that is the third game in a row where teams have shot well against us, so we have to make some adjustments and try to do some things to fix that,” said Lady Indians’ coach JR Moberly after the loss. “It’s not necessarily all on our defense; we give up a lot of easy shots because of turnovers.

“I want to credit our girls for really playing exceptionally hard in the second half. They didn’t quit. They came out and really got after it. I was really proud of their efforts in the second half and I thought we played better because of it.”

The Lady Indians will be back in action Saturday, December 12 when they travel to Washington.

Miami Trace (now 5-2 overall, 4-1 in the SCOL) is at home Saturday against Chillicothe with the j-v game starting at noon.

SCORE BY QUARTERS

H 8 10 10 9 – 37

MT 19 21 5 21 – 66

Hillsboro: Snyder 5 1/5 – 11; Sullivan 2 2/2 – 6; Chaney3 – 6 Grover (1) 2/2 – 5; Jamieson 1 2/6 – 4; Marsh 2 – 4; Bobbitt 1/2 – 1. Totals: 13(1) 8/17 – 37.

Miami Trace: Bryant 6(1) 2/3 – 17; Reisinger 2(3) 1/2 – 14; Ritenour 5 2/2 – 12; Napier 1(1) – 5; Johnston 2 – 4; Campbell 2 – 4; Schwartz 2 – 4; Lovett 1 – 2; Ratliff 2/2 – 2; Miller 1 – 2. Totals: 44 (5) 7/9 – 66

Miami Trace senior Kyla Johnston puts up a shot during an SCOL game at Hillsboro High School Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.
http://recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/web1_KylaJohnstonshootsatHilllsboro1292015.jpgMiami Trace senior Kyla Johnston puts up a shot during an SCOL game at Hillsboro High School Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015.

By Robert Stegbauer

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Reach Robert Stegbauer at 937-393-3456 ext. 1679 or on Twitter @RStegbauer.

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