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Friday, January 10, 2020

Highlands Boys Basketball Loses First of Season

Bowling Teams Win

PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior Sam Vinson sets up a play against Newport on Tuesday.
The Highlands Bluebirds boys basketball team ventured to Hebron to face the Conner Cougars and were upset 73-61 Thursday losing for the first time this season.

The Bluebirds (14-1 overall) fell to 4-1 in 9th Region action. The Cougars are 8-5 overall and 5-2 in region play.

Conner saw three players score in double figures. Junior guard Riley Osterbur and senior forward/guard Jalen Scott led the way scoring 19 each with junior guard Spencer Couzins added 15.

The Cougars made 27-of-45 field goals for 60 percent including 8-of-12 three-point tries for 67 percent and 11-of-19 free throws for 58 percent. Conner also had 30 rebounds, 17 fouls, 15 assists, 12 turnovers and one steal.

Highlands junior point guard Sam Vinson again led the way with 20 points to go with 10 rebounds for a double-double, three steals and an assist. Senior guard Hunter Ahlfeld followed with 14 and junior forward Luke Muller got back on track with 13 points.

The Bluebirds made 22-of-51 shots for 43 percent including 6-of-24 from three-point range for 25 percent and 11-of-17 free throws for 65 percent. Highlands also had 25 rebounds, 19 fouls, nine assists, seven turnovers, one blocked shot and eight steals. Senior Jacob Brass had four assists.

Highlands plays host to Covington Holmes on Tuesday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

Highlands beats Lloyd Memorial:

The Bluebirds celebrated Senior Day with two victories at LaRu Lanes.

Senior Jordan Cole bowled a 224 to lead the Bluebirds. Junior Abby Bach followed with 22 and senior Gunner Gabbard had 208.

Highlands does not play again until Thursday against Pendleton County. Game time is 4:30 p.m. at LaRu Lanes. Only the boys will bowl in this match.

1 comment:

  1. After playing five games in seven days it was rather obvious these young men were physically tired. I attended every game as did others, and Coach had them full court press just about every minute of every game. It has been tough for opponents to run with these fantastic athletes we have. However, it was very apparent our boys were very tired from playing five games in seven days. I personally felt that Coach surely could tell they were a step behind Conner, I’m assuming Cooner didn’t play anywhere near that many games as did HHS, therefore I feel had the Birds Coach backed off the full court press in the second half it would have helped the guys with a victory over a much less tired Cougars team. I would also point out this was the worst officiating at any game I’ve seen the last two seasons. As I understand one official has made it rather clear he is no fan of HHS boys basketball which if true he should not be officiating Birds Basketball.