By John Lachmann
Senior guard Brandon Hatton scored 13 points in the fourth quarter to help Dixie Heights pull away in a 78-60 win over Ludlow on Monday.
Hatton also netted nine points in the opening period. He finished with 29 points.
Senior guard Adam Daria added 12 points for Dixie Heights, which won its fourth straight game.
Senior guard Jerad Howard rolled up 26 points for the Panthers.
D. HEIGHTS 18-17-15-28—78
at LUDLOW 13-15-14-18—60
DIXIE HEIGHTS (10-6): Schack 1 6 8, Strong 0 2 2, Rabe 4 0 9, Daria 5 0 12, Isbel 1 0 2, Bolin 1 0 2, Moore 1 0 2, Hedger 1 1 3, Hatton 10 5 29, Niehaus 3 2 9. Totals 27 16 78.
LUDLOW (6-8): Mitchell 2 1 5, Thornsburg 2 3 8, Cody 1 4 6, Roark 2 0 6, Howard 9 3 26, Hart 3 0 9. Totals 19 11 60.
3-pointers: DH—Hatton 4, Daria 2, Rabe, Niehaus. L—Howard 5, Hart 3, Roark 2, Thornsburg. JV: Dixie Heights, 59-23.
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Junior right-hander Hayden Molitor went the distance to earn his second win of the season as Lloyd edged Ludlow.
Senior right-hander Rachel Carroll tossed a one-hitter as Campbell County blanked Lloyd.
Sophomore Nathan Eberhard battled to a first-singles win as Conner shut out Campbell County, in an NKAC semifinal.
Junior center fielder Blaise Ostertag doubled in two in the bottom of the fourth to lift Conner to a win over Scott.
Freshman center fielder Hailey Nicholas singled up the middle with no outs in the bottom of the eighth to lift Cooper to a win over Campbell County.
Sophomore Sheldon Preisler won his eighth straight match to open the season as Boone County edged Lloyd, 3-2 on Wednesday.
Sophomore Erin Mogus remained perfect through five matches with her win at third singles as Cooper shut out Covington Latin.
Eighth-grader Curtis Kalbaugh improved to 7-0 on the season with a win at second singles as Ryle shut out St. Henry.
Conner coach Brad Arlinghaus set the school record for coaching wins as his Cougars beat Ryle.
Junior designated hitter Chelcey Broughton singled home two to put Simon Kenton ahead for good in a win over Grant County.