By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter
The Highlands Ladybirds basketball team doubled up the 36th District rival Newport Ladycats on Monday, 66-33.
Highlands moved to 4-2 with its second straight win and 4-0 at home. Newport fell to 3-5 and saw its two-game winning streak snapped.
The Ladybirds once again had offensive balance with 12 different players scoring. Senior post Jesse “Dirt” Daley again led Highlands with 12 points and Brianna Adler followed with eight. Adler hit both Ladybird three-pointers.
Highlands scored a lot of points from the free-throw line making 16-of-21 for about 76 percent. Haley Coffey led the Ladybirds making all four attempts.
The Highlands junior varsity also defeated Newport, 37-12.
Highlands returns home Saturday to face the Cooper Lady Jaguars (4-2) at 2:30 p.m.