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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Ladybirds Drop Road Contest

Madison Central hands Highlands road loss

PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, Highlands senior Lauren Epperson (10) puts up a jumper in a recent game. Epperson scored 14 points, but Highlands fell 66-50 at Madison Central on Saturday.
One day later, the Highlands Ladybirds basketball team found itself on the opposite end of the exact same score.

Highlands (15-7 overall) lost a road game against the Madison Central Lady Indians, 66-50 after beating St. Henry by that same score Friday in Erlanger. The Lady Indians (17-6) have won four in a row.

Highlands guard Jenna Martin hit double figures with 13 points, but Madison Central held Zoie Barth to just four. Senior Lauren Epperson tried to pick up the slack with 14 points with Hannah Buecker and Taylor Baioni scoring eight each.

Highlands made 17-of-58 shots for 29 percent including 7-of-25 from three-point range for 28 percent. The Ladybirds also made 9-of-11 free throws for 82 percent.

Junior guard Bailee Vanover led Madison Central with 17 points, eight rebound and six assists with senior guard Lindsey Johns also scoring 17. Senior forward Charity Mack and senior guard Kasi Schneid scored 10 points each with senior forward Mallie Cornett adding eight points and eight rebounds.

The Ladybirds take on Dixie Heights (10-15) on Friday in Fort Thomas. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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