By G. MICHAEL GRAHAM
Fort Thomas Matters Sports Reporter
The Newport Central Catholic Thoroughbreds girls basketball team moved to 4-0 overall another 9th Region win, 57-43 at the Dixie Heights Lady Colonels on Wednesday.
NewCath moved to 3-0 on the road with the win. Dixie Heights fell to 1-3 with the loss.
Posts Nikki Kiernan and Alexus Mayes once again led NewCath with 14 and 13 points respectively and Loren Zimmerman followed with nine. Mayes nabbed six rebounds with Michaela Ware recording six steals to go with six points.
Zimmerman scored eight of her points in the third quarter to help NewCath pull away. The Thoroughbreds led just 22-14 at halftime.
NewCath made five three-pointers to two for Dixie Heights. Mayes made two with Kiernan, Ansley Davenport and MiKayla Seibert hitting one each.
The Thoroughbreds still hope to improve at the free-throw line. They made 10-of-20 for 50 percent compared to 9-of-14 for 64 percent for the Lady Colonels.
Junior Liza Tibbs led Dixie Heights with 14 points.
NewCath plays host to Boone County (1-1) on Friday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.