|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior forward Lauren Epperson (24) goes up for a shot in Monday's 65-39. The Ladybirds have won five in a row since opening the season with a loss.|
Highlands once again saw nine different players score. Zoie Barth led the way with 19 points and Brianna Adler scored 15. Chloe Jansen followed with nine.
The free-throw line showed the big difference in the win for Highlands (5-1 overall, 2-0 district). The Ladybirds made 19-of-30 attempts for 63 percent compared to just 1-of-6 for 17 percent for Newport (1-3, 0-1).
Highlands hit 19-of-56 shots for 34 percent including 8-of-21 for 38 percent from three-point range. Newport made 17-of-51 shots for 33 percent including 4-of-17 from downtown for 24 percent. Kylie Orr led the Ladycats with 15 points.
The Ladybirds travel to Bishop Brossart on Friday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.