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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Hoops Roundup: Highland girls, NC boys record 9th Region wins

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, Highlands senior Grant Moves (13) goes in for the lay-up in Saturday's game against Beechwood.
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Highlands Ladybirds basketball team won its fifth in a row with a home 51-42 victory over the Dixie Heights Lady Colonels on Saturday.

Highlands (22-3) had to hit from outside and did just that. The Ladybirds connected on 10-of-21 three-point tries for 48 percent and 13-of-34 overall shots for 38 percent. Brianna Adler led the way there making 4-of-6 shots from beyond the arc on her way to 18 points with Lydia Graves making 3-of-4 on her way to 13 points.

Dixie Heights received a double-double from senior post Liza Tibbs. She recorded 20 points and 10 rebounds.

Highlands made the most of its free throws. The Ladybirds hit 15-of-18 for 83 percent.

Dixie Heights took six fewer shots making 15-of-28 for 54 percent, including 3-of-6 from outside for 50 percent. The Lady Colonels also made 9-of-14 free throws for 64 percent.

Highlands travels to Cincinnati St. Ursula on Monday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Basketball, Boys:
Newport Central Catholic 64, Beechwood 29:

The Thoroughbreds took care of another 9th Region opponent on The Hill to move to 23-3 overall.

NewCath saw another big game from Ben Weyer with 16 points. Senior point guard Zack Pangallo added 11.

The Thoroughbreds travel to Bellevue on Wednesday to finish 36th District action. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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