By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter
The Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds boys basketball started the King of the Bluegrass Tournament off on the right foot Thursday.
The Thoroughbreds (4-0) defeated the Memphis (Tenn.) Mitchell Tigers, 68-47 at Louisville Fairdale. This marked their first game against a non-Kentucky team this year.
Tanner Moeves led the Thoroughbreds with 19 points. Teammates Drew McDonald and Jake Schulte scored 16 and 12 respectively.
Both teams took 44 shots. NewCath made 27 for 61 percent and Mitchell hit 16 for 36 percent.
The Tigers shot better at the free-throw line making 12-of-15 for 80 percent. The Thoroughbreds hit 11-of-18 for 61 percent.
NewCath continues tournament action Saturday at 4:30 p.m. back in the West Gym. The Thoroughbreds will play either Hopkinsville or Fort Meyers (Fla.).