(FESTUS) In a night when the Festus R-6 Hall of Fame added a new member with the induction of former middle school teacher Kevin Kinder, the Hillsboro Hawks slipped past the Tigers 52-45 on KJFF.

Saturday night’s affair was a seesaw battle as Festus led 7-6 after 1, then Hillsboro was up 24-15 at the break, and then the Tigers were up 37-36 after 3. The Hawks finally took charge and used their defense to set up this Gilster Mary Lee Play of the Game.

Hawks head coach says that that play created a big momentum swing in the game.

Evan Worley finished with 14 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks. Festus’ Savez Thomas finished with a game-high 16 points.

Hillsboro’s victory bumps its winning streak to 11 and its overall record to 19-4, while also making the Hawks 3-0 in the Large Schools Conference standings. The loss drops the Tigers to 15-7 overall and 2-2 in the conference. Festus plays North County at home on Tuesday and Hillsboro travels to Perryville on Tuesday.

Before Kevin Kinder’s official induction into the Festus R-6 Hall of Fame, KJFF got a chance to speak with his daughter, Alicia, about Kevin, the man and the mentor.

Kevin Kinder passed away last May at the age of 61. To watch the induction ceremony, click here.

Daughter Alicia Kinder-Wimbley and Husband Ryan Interview

Dan Johnson Post Interview

Jason Therrell Post Interview

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