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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ladybirds pull away in home opener

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, Highlands eighth grader Zoie Barth goes up for a lay-up in a recent game at Dayton. Barth scored 12 points in Highlands' win over Bishop Brossart on Tuesday.

The Highlands Ladybirds basketball team continued its hot start Tuesday winning its home opener to move to 3-0 on the season.

Highlands downed the Bishop Brossart Lady Mustangs, 63-35. Bishop Brossart fell to 1-2 with the loss.

The Ladybirds again saw three players reach double figures in scoring and eight score total. Junior Brianna Adler led the way making 5-of-8 three-point attempts for 15 points. Eighth grader Zoie Barth followed with 12 for Highlands and senior Alex Combs scored 11 making 5-of-12 shots.

Bishop Brossart saw two players reach double figures. They were Sydney Shannon with 12 and Emily Schultz with 10.

Highlands made 21-of-57 shots for 37 percent, including 10-of-28 from three-point range for 36 percent and 11-of-18 free-throw attempts for 61 percent. Bishop 

Brossart made just 15-of-32 shots for 47 percent including no three-point tries and 5-of-8 free-throw attempts for 63 percent. Highlands scored one point per possession to .62 for Bishop Brossart.

The Ladybirds saw six different players making a three-pointer. In addition to Adler, Haley Coffey, Lydia Graves, Combs, Barth and Izzy Schultz all made one three-pointer each.

Highlands again played stifling defense. The Lady Mustangs had 27 turnovers to 12 for the Ladybirds. Highlands recorded 19 steals and allowed just five. Adler led Highlands with seven thefts and Combs had four. The Ladybirds outscored the Lady Mustangs, 31-4 in points off turnovers.

Highlands also distributed the ball well making 15 assists to six for Bishop Brossart. Coffey, Graves and Combs had a team-high three assists for the Ladybirds.

Bishop Brossart did edge Highlands, 30-28 in rebounds. Combs and Kristyn Lukjan had five to lead the Ladybirds and Schultz had eight for Bishop Brossart.

Highlands led just 13-11 after the first quarter. But the Ladybirds pulled away for a 32-17advantage at halftime. They led 48-25 after the third quarter.

Highlands travels to Grant County (1-2) on Friday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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