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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Highlands Girls Hoops Wins

Bluebirds Earn Third Straight Win

PHOTO: G. Michael Graham, Fort Thomas Matters. Highlands sophomore Anna Greenwell sets up a play in a recent game.
The Highlands Bluebirds girls basketball team played just its second home game of the season Monday and defeated Indian Hill (Ohio), 57-44.

Highlands (7-6 overall) has won three in a row. The only other home game for the Bluebirds came on Dec. 6 in an 82-53 win over the St. Henry Lady Crusaders.

Highlands shot the ball well making 22-of-37 shots for 60 percent including 8-of-15 from three-point range for 53 percent. The Bluebirds also made 5-of-9 free throws for 56 percent.

"We executed our offense to perfection after the first quarter," said Jaime Walz-Richey, Highlands Head Coach. "(In) the second quarter through the fourth quarter, we were able to run some sets. The girls got open shots. They made the shots."

The Bluebirds saw nine different players score. Senior guard Maggie Hinegardner led the way with 15 points and junior forward Kelsey Listerman had 13.

Highlands also had 14 rebounds, 11 fouls, five turnovers, 15 assists and five steals. Hinegardner and Listerman had four assists each.

"We've really picked it up since Christmas Break," said Meghan Walz, Highlands senior forward. "We've been working hard at practice and started to play more as a team, which has really helped us on the court. We've had good practices as well."

Indian Hill made 18-of-33 shots for 55 percent including 2-of-8 from three-point range for 25 percent. The Braves also had 18 rebounds, 15 fouls, five turnovers and two assists. Madeline Antenucci led Indian Hill with 22 points and Ella Riggs had 13.

The Bluebirds play host to Campbell County (9-5) on Friday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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