, Muskogee, OK


January 18, 2013

It was quite the fight: Hilldale girls’ upset bid of FGHS short



Fort Gibson 63,

Hilldale 27

It was a bounce-back game for the Tigers.

After losing to Wagoner earlier this week, coach Gary Hendrix’s squad with a 23-9 second quarter for a 38-20 halftime lead en route to the victory.

“It was nice after Tuesday night,” he said. “We didn’t play great but we played a little better tonight as the kids gave a great effort.”

Three Tigers scored in double figures with Jordan Hill  leading the way with 20. He had 10 in the first half. The others who scored in double figures were Jordan London with 18 and Zach Lindley with 10

Fort Gibson, ranked No. 10 in the 4A poll this week, improved to 11-3 overall and 5-1 in conference.

Hilldale, on the other hand, dropped to 4-10 and 0-6 for its third straight loss.

“We got outhustled in every phase of the game,” Hilldale coach Jeremy Rogers said. “That was the most disappointing thing, I thought we got outworked.”

Bill Muse, Jr. led the Hornets with 12 polnts, getting all of that in the first half and on 3-pointers.

Hilldale and Fort Gibson are back in action tonight. The Hornets and  Lady Hornets play at Wagoner, while the Tigers and Lady Tigers play home against Keys.

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