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Thursday, February 12, 2015

NC Hoops Roundup: Thoroughbreds win 13th straight

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, Newport Central Catholic senior Zack Pangallo (12) goes to the basket in a recent game. NewCath beat Bellevue, 78-39 Wednesday for its 13th straight win.

Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

Make that 29 in a row over 36th District opponents.

The Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbred boys basketball team (24-3 overall) finished its district schedule with a 78-39 thrashing of the host Bellevue Tigers (12-12) on Wednesday. The Thoroughbreds have won six consecutive district tournament championships.

NewCath earned another top seed in the district tournament to be held at Newport this year with a 4-0 district record. Bellevue finished 2-2 in district play and will be the third seed and face the hosts in the tournament semifinals.

Bellevue could not contain the NewCath posts in Drew McDonald and Ben Weyer. McDonald scored 19 points and Weyer had 14.

Eleven different Thoroughbreds scored in the win. Sophomore Trey Wurtz added 10 for NewCath.

Bellevue saw two players score in double figures. They were Austin Woodyard and Zach Barrett with 13 each.

NewCath takes on Covington Holmes (20-6) at Northern Kentucky University on Friday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Basketball, Girls:
Covington Holy Cross 58, Newport Central Catholic 51:

NewCath (15-10) had no answer for Holy Cross senior Ally Mayhaus in the 9th Region loss. The 6-foot-1-inch post scored 24 points to lead the All “A” State champions (24-3).

Mayhaus had help as Deja Turner scored 17. Holy Cross has won 13 in a row.

Ansley Davenport and Michaela Ware led NewCath with 15 points each. Loren Zimmerman followed with nine.

NewCath travels to St. Henry on Thursday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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