By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter
The Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds won the 2012 9th Region championship rematch in convincing fashion Wednesday.
The Thoroughbreds dominated the visiting Boone County Rebels, 65-41 to remain undefeated at 4-0 on the season. All wins have come against 9th Region opponents. This marked the first home game of the year for NewCath.
The Rebels fell to 2-4 in a rebuilding year. Boone County graduated its top eight players from last year’s 9th Region championship that finished 27-8 including the 54-49 win over NewCath in the regional title game.
Nick Seibert led the Thoroughbreds with 18 points. All the points came in the first half as Seibert made four three-pointers.
NewCath forced nine Rebel turnovers in the first quarter to build a 23-4 lead. The Thoroughbreds led 38-14 at halftime and 53-27 entering the fourth quarter.
The Thoroughbreds cross the Ohio River on Friday for their next game at 7:30 p.m. They take on the Glen Este Trojans from the east side of Cincinnati.