By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter
The host Highlands Bluebirds basketball team moved to 2-0 with a convincing 78-38 victory over the 36th District rival Bellevue Tigers on Saturday.
Highlands led 20-4 after the first quarter and 48-19 at halftime. This marked the first loss for the Tigers (2-1).
The Bluebirds saw 12 different players score with three in double-digits. Luke Turner led the way with 12 with Drew Houliston and Bailey Witte scoring 11 each and Nick True tallying nine.
Bellevue saw 10 different players score. Senior Joseph Hornback led the way with 13 points.
Highlands travels to Dixie Heights (3-1) for a huge 9th Region contest Tuesday. Game time is 7:30 p.m. The Colonels have won three in a row since opening the year with a 65-63 loss to Newport Central Catholic.
Newport Central Catholic 58, Montgomery County 45
The Lady Breds ventured to Mount Sterling on Saturday and came away still undefeated at 4-0.
The Lady Indians fell to 2-2. They’ve won the 10th Region seven of the previous eight seasons.
Freshman Ansley Davenport led the way with 20 points for the Lady Breds. Teammate Michaela Ware followed with 10 points and seven assists.
The Lady Breds travel to Covington Holmes (2-3) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.