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Sunday, January 5, 2020

Highlands Girls Avenge Loss

Bluebirds Move to 5-6 on Season

PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Members of the Highlands girls basketball team converse in a recent game.
The rematch for the Highlands Bluebirds girls basketball team (5-6 overall) against the Boyd County Lady Lions (8-6) was not close in favor of the Blue and White.

The Bluebirds led 34-28 at halftime in the Centria Metals/Penn Station Shootout at Franklin County on Saturday. But Highlands pulled away for a 71-53 victory in the second half.

Both teams took 51 shots. Highlands made 26 for 51 percent including 4-of-12 from three-point range for 33 percent and 15-of-22 free throws for 68 percent. Boyd County made 18 shots for 35 percent including 8-of-21 three-point shots for 38 percent and 9-of-11 free throws for 82 percent.

Senior guard Piper Macke led Highlands with 21 points and two steals and junior Kelsey Listerman scored 13 with senior guard Maggie Hinegardner and senior Meghan Walz scoring nine each. Hinegardner and junior Rory O'Hara had seven rebounds each. Junior Emma Riccobene had three assists and two steals.

"In practice this week, we were really able to focus on the things we obviously needed to work on," Hinegardner said. "I think this game was important for us to get back on track and we're going to look to keep improving on this."

Highlands also had 39 rebounds, 14 fouls, nine assists, 20 turnovers, one blocked shot and seven steals. Boyd County had 26 rebounds, 16 fouls, 11 assists, 18 turnovers, one blocked shot and 10 steals.

The Lady Lions saw three players score in double figures. Isabella Caldwell led the way with 13 points with Bailey Rucker and Graci Opell scoring 12 and 10 respectively.

Highlands travels to Cooper (6-6) on Tuesday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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