|Highlands basketball teams drop road games|
|PHOTO: Allen Ramsey, DWCPhoto.com. Highlands sophomore Ben Sisson (30) looks to make a pass against Cooper on Tuesday.|
The Bluebirds (5-9 overall) hoped to see it transfer into a huge 9th Region win on the road Tuesday in Union. Highlands battled the Cooper Jaguars (10-3) tough, but could not come away with the win falling 55-45. The Jaguars came in fresh off winning the prestigious Traditional Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic last week including wins over the hosts and defending state champion Lexington Paul Dunbar.
Highlands saw senior center Kyle Finfrock lead the way with 16 points. The Bluebirds made 10-of-15 from the free-throw line for 67 percent and the Jaguars hit 3-of-10 for just 30 percent.
Highlands plays host to Newport (8-6) on Saturday to open 36th District action. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Cincinnati St. Ursula 47, Highlands 41:
The Bulldogs (7-3) out-rebounded the Ladybirds (9-4), 39-29. Riley Jerow led the way for St. Ursula with 12 rebounds and Clara Morrissey recorded eight rebounds to go with 10 points.
St. Ursula saw six players score. Cate Massa led the way with 12 points. The Bulldogs made 18-of-42 shots for 43 percent including 1-of-10 from three-point range for 10 percent. St. Ursula hit 10-of-15 free throws for 67 percent.
Highlands also had six players score. Sophomore Zoie Barth led the way with 15 points with Jenna Martin and Lauren Epperson scoring nine each. Highlands made 15-of-53 shots for 28 percent including 5-of-23 from three-point land for 22 percent. The Ladybirds also made 6-of-12 free throws for 50 percent.
The Ladybirds take on Newport Central Catholic (6-4) at home Friday in a key 36th District game.