Blanchester girls fall in opener to Hillsboro 56-42

HILLSBORO — Blanchester opened its season Friday night with a 56-42 loss to Hillsboro in a non-league girls basketball game.

Madi Tipton led Blanchester with nine points. Torie Potts scored eight and Kaylee Coyle added seven.

Ainsley Whitaker and Macey Waldron had four points each while Karlee Tipton and Olivia Potts had three-pointers for their only points.

Gracie Roy scored two points and Alayna Davenport had two points.

The Ladycats trailed most of the way. It was 14-6 Hillsboro after one and 32-18 at halftime.

Blanchester cut the difference to seven in the third quarter but a late flourish by the Indians made it 45-30 at the end of three.

Hillsboro had a balanced scoring attack with five players netting seven or more points.

Addyson Miles led the way with 11 but Peighton Bledsoe and Blake Heraman had 10 points each. Kobe Miles had eight and Rylie Scott scored seven.