By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter
A bad second quarter cost the Highlands Bluebirds in the first game of the Woodford County Invitational on Thursday in Versailles.
Jeffersontown outscored Highlands, 27-6 in that quarter to go up 43-22 and go on to win 67-48. The Bluebirds fell to 3-3 with the loss and the Chargers moved to 4-4.
Highlands saw 10 different players score. Drew Houliston led the Bluebirds with 16 points. The Bluebirds played without injured Luke Turner.
The Chargers saw eight different players score. Two combined for 48 as Moe Hendricks scored 26 and Daniel William had 22.
Highlands continues action in the Woodford County Tournament today and Saturday before going to the Pikeville Invitational Tournament next week.
DuPont Manual 47, Highlands girls 13:
The host Lady Crimsons (6-1) snapped the four-game winning streak of the Ladybirds (5-3) with a convincing win Thursday in the Sam Swope Auto Group Queen of the Bluegrass Tournament.
Manual won the state championship last year. The only loss for the Lady Crimsons came to Murfreesboro (TN) Blackman, 51-48 on Dec. 8.
Highlands will try to bounce back against University Heights (5-2) at 11 a.m. today back at Manual.