ELMORE - Prior to Saturday, Hopewell-Loudon hadn't given up more than 43 points in a game.
The Chieftains also hadn't been beaten.
Both of those things changed as Hopewell-Loudon played a non-conference game at Woodmore Saturday in the Wildcats' 61-56 victory.
Woodmore (4-1 overall) jumped out to a 16-11 lead after one quarter as Mitchell Miller scored seven points and Drew Burner contributed four.
The Chieftains (5-1 overall) battled back to take a 31-27 lead at the half behind a pair of 3-pointers from Jake Simonis.
Simonis scored nine of his 12 points in the second quarter to help Hopewell-Loudon grab the advantage.
Jordyn Jury piled up 12 of his 15 points in the first half for the Chieftains.
The Wildcats got back on track in the third quarter with a 17-10 scoring advantage.
Miller connected on two 3-pointers of his own in the period and finished the game with 21 points.
Battling to the end, freshman Aaron Sandrock gave Woodmore a huge boost from the foul line.
Sandrock made 6-of-8 from the line in the final period and finished with ten points.
The Wildcats will return to the court on Tuesday when they host Elmwood in a Northern Buckeye Conference tilt.
For the Chieftains, a road trip to take on Pandora-Gilboa will take place next Friday.