By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter
The Highlands Bluebirds girls basketball team hit the road to Crestwood on Saturday and brought back a 57-47 win over the South Oldham Lady Dragons.
Highlands has won three in a row to move to 3-1 overall and South Oldham fell to 2-1. This marked the first road game of the season for Highlands.
Brianna Adler exploded for 19 points and fellow sophomore Haley Coffey followed with 15. Adler made two three pointers and 7-of-13 shots overall. Highlands post McKenzie Leigh almost hit a double-double tallying nine points and nine rebounds.
Highlands hit 19-of-44 shots for 43 percent including 3-of-17 three-point shots for 18 percent. The Bluebirds also made 16-of-23 free throws for 70 percent.
South Oldham made 18-of-46 shots for 39 percent including 1-of-9 three-point tries for 11 percent. The Lady Dragons also made 10-of-14 free throws for 71 percent.
The Lady Dragons also saw two players reach double-figures. Emma Sedoris scored 15 points and Rachel Platt had 12.
Highlands takes on Dixie Heights (2-3) on Monday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Walton-Verona boys 41, Highlands 36:
The Bearcats (1-4) won the battle of rebuilding programs under the direction of first-year head coaches.
Former Newport Central Catholic Head Coach Grant Brannen took over the Walton-Verona program in the spring. The Bearcats had just missed a win Friday by a 52-49 count against Williamstown.
Highlands (0-2) lost for the second time in two days. The Bluebirds are still looking for their first win under the guidance of new Head Coach Kevin Listerman.
Two players reached double-digits to lead the Bluebirds. They were Parker Harris and Ryan Greene with 10 each.
Highlands plays host to Dixie Heights (1-2) on Tuesday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.