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Monday, February 2, 2015

Points off turnovers come in huge in Highlands win

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, Highlands junior Haley Coffey battles for the ball in a recent game. Coffey had two assists in Highlands' home win over Scott on Monday.

Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter

The Highlands Ladybirds basketball team recorded an impressive home victory Monday after surviving a rough performance Saturday.

Highlands moved to 19-3 overall with a 61-34 win over the Scott Lady Eagles (15-7) in Fort Thomas. The Ladybirds have won two in a row as a result. Both wins came without junior post McKenzie Leigh, who is still recovering from a tough fall in Thursday’s loss to Holmes.

Senior Lydia Graves had another big game with a double-double of 17 points and 12 rebounds. She made all three three-point tries and 7-of-9 shots total to go with two assists.

Zoie Barth added 15 points with Alex Combs and Brianna Adler scoring nine each for the Ladybirds. Barth made all four free-throw tries.

Scott saw just one player reach double figures. That was Alexis Stapleton with 12 points.

Highlands had 11 assists to two for Scott. Adler led the Ladybirds with three assists.

Scott also had 16 turnovers to nine for Highlands. The Ladybirds had 13 steals led by five from Combs to just four for the Lady Eagles. Highlands outscored Scott, 21-2 in points off turnovers.

Highlands made 22-of-50 shots for 44 percent, including 7-of-14 for 50 percent from three-point land. The Ladybirds also made 10-of-14 free throws for 71 percent.

Scott hit just 13-of-45 shots for 29 percent, including 2-of-13 three-point tries for 15 percent. The Lady Eagles also hit 6-of-9 free throws for 67 percent.

Highlands plays host to Bracken County on Tuesday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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