|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands guard Mitch Cain goes in between two defenders in a recent game. Cain scored 14 points in the Bluebird loss at Beechwood on Friday.|
The Highlands Bluebirds basketball team (6-15 overall) continued to struggle nearing the postseason in a 68-48 loss to the Beechwood Tigers (15-13) in Fort Mitchell on Friday.
The Bluebirds have lost six of their last seven games. Mitch Cain led Highlands with 14 points.
Highlands faces the state's top-ranked Covington Catholic Colonels (23-6) on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Park Hills. The Colonels have won the last two 9th Region crowns and gone on to win the state championship two years ago before losing in the semifinals last year.