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By Dan Wright

Eighth-grade guard Lexi Held scored on a 3-point play and senior guard Katey Pittman followed with a 3-pointer in the third overtime as Cooper knocked off Boone County, 88-79, in triple overtime Friday on the night the Rebels retired Jacy Bradley’s No. 12 before the game.

Held and Pittman combined for 26 of the Jaguars 32 points in overtime, with Held adding another 10 points in the fourth quarter.

Held finished with a game-high 32 points while Pittman scored 23.

Held made 15 of 19 free throws as Cooper connected on 30 of 38 free throws (78.9 percent) in the game. 

Boone County converted 28 of 43 (65.1 percent) of its free throws.

Junior guard Alexis Switzer led the Rebels with 21 points and nine rebounds despite being one of two Boone County starters to foul out in the fourth quarter.  Senior forward Dallis Knotts added 20 points and junior guard Macey Ford had 18 points and nine rebounds.

Bradley set Boone County’s career assist record with 651 for the Rebels from 2005 to 2009 before playing collegiately at Saint Louis University.  Bradley currently serves as an assistant coach for Cooper.

COOPER 10- 9-16-21-10-7-15—88
at BOONE 13-12-12-19-10-7-6—79

COOPER (8-7): Anderson 2 2 6, Held 8 15 32, Pittman 6 7 23, Maniacci 0 1 1, Brinneman 4 3 12, Zingsheim0 2 2, Ross 4 0 8, Arnett 2 0 4.  Totals 26 30 88.

BOONE COUNTY (11-7): Ford 4 10 18, McGarr 0 3 3, Foster 2 1 5, Switzer 6 9 21, Moore 1 4 6, Knotts 7 1 20, Lankheit 3 0 6.  Totals 23 28 79.

3-pointers: C—Pittman 4, Held, Brinneman. B—Knotts 5.

BEECHWOOD 52, LLOYD 40 – Beechwood raced out to a 26-point halftime lead before holding on to beat Lloyd, 52-40, in semifinals of the 9th Region All ‘A’ Classic at St. Henry.

Beechwood, which has never won an All ‘A’ Classic regional title, moves on the today’s final against NewCath , which has been moved to 4 p.m. at St. Henry.

Sophomore guard Macy Stuempel led the Tigers with 18 points, including 11 in the first quarter as Beechwood built a 20-4 advantage.

The Tigers lead would grow to 26, 33-7, by halftime, but the Juggernauts rallied in the second half, holding Beechwood without a field goal in the fourth quarter.

Freshman guard Ally Johnson did make four free throws in the fourth quarter, finishing eight of 11 from the line in scoring 16 points.

Junior guard Jordan Gentry led Lloyd with 16 points.

LLOYD 4- 3-20-13—40
BEECH. 20-13- 9-10—52

LLOYD (6-6): Brown 1 0 2, Cheatum 3 1 8, Gentry 4 3 12, Sheppard 2 0 5, Thompson 2 0 4, Stagge 2 5 9. Totals 14 9 40.

BEECHWOOD (8-6): Stuempel 5 5 18, O. Stokes 1 0 3, K. Stokes 1 0 3, McGuire 1 0 2, Johnson 3 8 16, Barry 2 2 6, Gieske 2 0 4. Totals 15 15 52.

3-pointers: L—Cheatum, Gentry, Sheppard. B—Stuempel 3, Johnson 2, O. Stokes, K. Stokes.

NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 39, HOLY CROSS 37 – Junior guard Michaela Ware scored the game-winning layup with 3.1 seconds remaining as NewCath overcame a slow start to advance to today’s championship game against Beechwood.

NewCath has won each of the last seven 9th Region All ‘A’ tournaments.

Juniors Cessie and Ally Mayhaus combined for 14 points for Holy Cross in the first half, matching NewCath’s entire team total up to that point.

NewCath junior forward Alexus Mayes drained two 3-pointers and scored eight points in the third quarter as the Thoroughbreds surged ahead, 31-26. 

The Indians were able to tie the score in the fourth quarter, but turned the ball over after Ware’s game-winning layup.

NEWCATH 4-10-17- 8—39
H. CROSS 10- 6-10-11—37

NEWCATH (16-2): Davenport 1 0 2, Ware 3 0 6, Zimmerman 0 4 4, Mayes 5 0 13, Kiernan 6 0 12, Martin 1 0 2. Totals 16 4 39.

HOLY CROSS (11-4): McClendon 4 2 10, Hassert 3 0 6, Hungler 1 0 3, C. Mayhaus 5 0 10, A. Mayhaus 4 0 8. Totals 17 2 37.

3-pointers: N—Mayes 3. H—Hungler.

DAYTON 59, HERITAGE 39 – Twins Nicole and Heather Schowalter combined for 26 points to lead the Greendevils.

Nicole, a senior guard, led Dayton with 16 points followed by 10 from Heather, a senior forward.

DAYTON 19-7-21-12—59
at HERITAGE 9- 7- 9-14—39

DAYTON (3-10): Johns 0 1 1, N. Schowalter 5 4 16, Albers 1 0 2, Johnson 1 0 3, Boles 3 0 6, Nellis 1 0 2, H. Schowalter 4 2 10, Watts 1 0 2, Kubala 0 2 2, Donelan 3 2 8, Bressler 2 1 5, Ackerson 0 2 2. Totals 21 14 59.

HERITAGE (3-8): M. Mullins 2 2 6, Tupman 1 0 2, H. Mullins 2 5 9, Cain 5 0 11, Schwarz 4 3 11. Totals 14 10 39.

3-pointers: D—N. Schowalter 2, Johnson. H—Cain.

SCOTT 69, CONNER 65 – Eighth-grade guard Ally Niece grabbed 11 rebounds and scored 29 points, nine in the fourth quarter, to lead the Eagles.

Conner made four of its eight 3-pointers in the fourth quarter, including two by sophomore guard Hunter Hendricks, but Niece countered by making five of five free throws in the final quarter, finishing the game nine of 10 from the line.

Hendricks, who had 10 points in all in the fourth quarter, led Conner with 25 points.

CONNER 14-16-16-19—65
at SCOTT 19-13-14-23—69

CONNER (11-5): Dages 4 0 9, Maines 4 1 10, Meyers 5 6 16, Hendricks 10 0 25, Hicks 1 0 3, Frye 1 0 2.  Totals 25 7 65.

SCOTT (10-5): Buntin 3 0 7, Dant 1 0 2, Trimpe 0 2 2, Brennan 0 2 2, Meyer 2 1 5, Niece 10 9 29, Kallmeyer 2 2 6, Stapleton 4 4 16. Totals 22 20 69.

3-pointers: C—Hendricks 5, Dages, Maines, Hicks. S—Stapleton 4, Buntin.

CAMPBELL COUNTY 61, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 41 – Junior guard Carson Gray drained two 3-pointers and sophomore center Chanadie Machal scored six more points in the second quarter when the Camels outscored the Cougars, 16-1.

Gray led Campbell County with 12 points.

Senior guard Sarah Roaden led Calvary Christian with 16 points, including the Cougars lone free throw in the second quarter.

CALVARY 13- 1-14-13—41
at CAMPBELL 19-16-11-15—61

CALVARY CHRISTIAN (6-5): Merkley 4 1 11, Roaden 4 7 16, Emmerich 4 0 10, Trogdon 0 1 1, McCord 1 1 3.  Totals 13 10 41.

CAMPBELL COUNTY (4-10): Kramer 4 0 8, Heck 1 0 2, Mergard 4 0 8, Gray 5 0 12, Schwarber 1 0 2, Clos 2 1 6, Rice 3 4 10, Jolly 1 0 3, Turner 1 0 2, Graff 0 2 2, Machal 3 0 6. Totals 25 7 61.

3-pointers: Cal—Merkley 2, Emmerich 2, Roaden. Cam—Gray 2, Clos, Jolly.
 

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