(HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
(HCP Photo/Stephen Forsha)
The Hillsboro Indians lost for the second time on their home court to start the 2019-20 season, falling to the visiting Chillicothe Cavaliers by a 64-43 score in a Frontier Athletic Conference contest.

Hillsboro (0-1, 0-2) battled tough with their FAC foe in the first frame, with the opening eight minutes seeing them trail by just a single point at 14-13.

In the first frame, Hillsboro had a 3-pointer and two two-point baskets by Hunter Price. Teammates Silas Simmons chipped in with two baskets, and Brad Miller had two points off a bucket.

The second quarter is where the game began to get away from the host Indians, as the reigning two-time FAC champion Cavaliers outscored the Indians, 15-4 in the second with all four Hillsboro points coming from Caleb Crawford.

Crawford made a 3-pointer and a free throw in the second frame, but the Indians trailed at halftime by a 29-17 score.

Chillicothe took over the game in the third, outscoring Hillsboro, 26-9 for a lead of 55-26. In the nine-point third frame for HHS, their scoring included a 3-pointer by Price, a basket each from Jakwon Clark and Miller, plus two made free throws by Crawford.

Hillsboro’s highest-scoring quarter was the fourth, outscoring the Cavaliers, 19-7. The Indians had six points (three baskets) by Miller in the quarter, along with four points by Lawton Parry (including a 3-pointer).

Clark tallied three points in the final frame, and two points came from Deavin Cumberland and two points were also scored by Crawford in the fourth frame.

Price and Miller each led the Indians with 10 points, while Crawford finished with eight points in the game.

Other final HHS scoring included five points by Clark, four points each by Parry and Simmons, and two points from Cumberland.

The Indians totaled 12 two-point baskets, four 3-pointers, and they were 7-of-11 from the free-throw line.

CHS was led in scoring by Brandon Noel with 19 points, Jayvon Maughmer with 16 points and Tre Beard with 11 points.

Next for the Indians is a road game on Tuesday, Dec. 10 in Fayette County against the Washington Blue Lions in an FAC game.