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Monday, December 13, 2021

Highlands Saturday Results

Bluebirds Hang Tough for Three Quarters

PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands senior center CC Shck gets in defensive position in a recent game.

The Highlands Bluebirds girls basketball team (1-4 overall) stayed with the host Covington Holy Cross Indians (3-3) through three quarters before the Indians pulled away for a 57-29 victory.

Highlands is 0-3 against 9th Region opponents. Holy Cross is 1-2.

The Indians put 10 players in double figures. Junior guard Aleah Arlinghaus led the way with 15 and sophomore center/forward Julia Hunt scored 12.

Holy Cross made 25-of-61 shots for 41 percent including 5-of-30 from three-point range for 17 percent and 2-of-5 free throws for 40 percent. The Indians gathered 32 rebounds. Senior forward Hanna Robinson led the way with nine.

The Bluebirds saw eight different players score. Freshman 6-foot-2-inch center Marissa Green led the way with seven points and nine rebounds.

Highlands made 9-of-36 shots for 25 percent including 2-of-12 from three-point range for 17 percent and 9-of-13 free throws for 69 percent. The Bluebirds also had 28 rebounds.

The Bluebirds play in the Assumption Rockets Christmas Tournament in Louisville on Dec. 21 at 4:45 p.m. The opponent is Trimble County (0-4) from the 8th Region.

Cheer, Competitive:
Highlands placed 29th out of 32 teams at the state finals scoring 80.7 points over the weekend. The Bluebirds had finished second out of seven teams in the Region 9/10 meet scoring 94.4 behind Pendleton County's 98.

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