|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands junior guard Emma Little attacks the basket in Saturday's game against Conner. The Ladybirds won for the fourth straight time, 62-39.|
The Highlands Ladybirds basketball team (18-9 overall) handled the visiting Conner Lady Cougars (19-10), 62-39 for their fourth straight win Saturday. Highlands also beat host Conner, 47-46 on Dec. 30 in the championship game of the annual LaRosa's Holiday Classic. It marked the final home game of the year for the Ladybirds.
Highlands dominated the boards by a 45-27 count including 18-8 on the offensive glass. The Ladybirds outscored the Lady Cougars, 16-6 in second-chance points.
Zoie Barth and McKenzie Leigh once again led the way for Highlands. Barth made 10-of-11 free throws on her way to 21 points and Leigh scored 13 making 3-of-5 three-point shots. Seniors Brianna Adler and Haley Coffey followed scoring nine and eight points respectively. Leigh nearly had a double-double leading everyone with nine rebounds.
Conner did not see anyone reach double figures. Maddie Mclemore scored seven points to lead the Lady Cougars.
Highlands made 16-of-56 shots for 29 percent including 7-of-20 three-point shots for 35 percent. The Ladybirds made 23-of-27 for 85 percent.
Conner made 15-of-48 shots for 31 percent including just 2-of-20 three-point tries for 10 percent. The Lady Cougars also hit 7-of-15 free throws for 47 percent.
Highlands travels to Boone County on Wednesday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Conner 71, Highlands 56:
The Bluebirds fell to 6-14 with the road 9th Region loss Saturday.
Senior Mitch Cain and junior Kyle Finfrock once again led Highlands. They scored 15 each.
Highlands travels to Beechwood on Friday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.