Lady Panthers hold off Hillsboro, 46-41

By Tyler Flora - [email protected]

HILLSBORO — The Miami Trace Lady Panthers traveled to Highland County to take on the Hillsboro Lady Indians on Wednesday, Jan. 11 in a Frontier Athletic Conference basketball game.

At the end of the first quarter, Miami Trace led Hillsboro 13-9. Hillery ‘Bean’ Jacobs of Miami Trace and Blake Herdman of Hillsboro each scored five points in the opening period.

The Lady Panthers would outscore Hillsboro 11-9 in the second quarter to take a 24-18 halftime lead. At the half, Herdman led Hillsboro with seven points, and Kaelin Pfeifer had seven for Miami Trace.

Hillsboro would win the third quarter 13-12 to draw within five points heading into the final quarter.

The Miami Trace defense was able to contain Hillsboro and keep them from closing the gap as they held on for a 46-41 road victory over the Lady Indians.

Jacobs led Miami Trace with 12 points, followed by Jessee Stewart and Pfeifer with 11 points, Ellie Robinette with five, Naveah Lyons and Mallory Lovett with four, and Hillary McCoy with three points.

Hillsboro was led by Herdman with 12 points, followed by Riley Scott with nine, Addyson Miles with eight, Peighton Bledsoe with six, Kobie Miles with four, and Kyra Boyd with two.

Hillsboro (2-15, 0-8 in FAC) travels to Fairfield Leesburg on Thursday in a non-conference contest with a 7:15 varsity tip.

Miami Trace (11-6, 5-3 in FAC) is home on Wednesday against Circleville with a 7 p.m. varsity tip.


MT 13 11 12 10 — 46

H 9 9 13 10 — 41

MIAMI TRACE — Ellie Robinette 0 (1)-2-5; Kaelin Pfeifer 4-3-11; Hillary McCoy 1-1-3; Jessee Stewart 3-5-11; Navaeh Lyons 2-0-4; Mallory Lovett 2-0-4; Hillery Jacobs 4 (1)-1-12; Sue Morris 0-0-0; Ryleigh Vincent 0-0-0. TOTALS — 14 (2)-12-46. Free throw shooting: 12 of 18 for 67 percent. Three-point field goals: Robinette, Jacobs. Field goal shooting: 16 of 47 for 34 percent. Three-point field goal shooting: 2 of 17 for 12 percent. Turnovers: 26. Fouls: 11.

HILLSBORO — Peighton Bledsoe 3-0-6 Kobie Miles 2-0-4; Riley Scott 3 (1)-0-9; Addyson Miles 1 (2)-0-8; Kyra Boyd 1-0-2; Gracie Thoroman 0-0-0; Blake Herdman 3 (1)-3-12; TOTALS — 13 (4)-3-41. Free throw Shooting: 3 of 6 for 50 percent. Three-point field goals: Herdman, Scott, A. Miles 2. Turnovers: 30.

By Tyler Flora

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