12/16 GBK: Highlands sinks Dixie

Adler's 20 keys Bluebirds' win

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By John Lachmann
Kypostsports@yahoo.com
Twitter: @rednblackhawks

Sophomore guard Brianna Adler was 6-for-6 from the foul line in the fourth quarter to help Highlands hold off Dixie Heights, 56-50 on Monday.

Adler scored seven points in the first quarter as well to finish with a game-high 20 points, with half of that total coming on free throws.

Junior guard/forward Alex Combs racked up 17 points for the Bluebirds, who won their fourth straight game.

Junior center Liza Tibbs paced the Colonels with 19 points and 12 rebounds, and senior forward Molly Diamon added eight points and 12 boards.

HIGHLANDS 14-15-15-12—56
at D.HEIGHTS 7-12-16-15—50

HIGHLANDS (4-1): Adler 4 10 20, Blanton 1 0 2, Barth 2 1 7, Coffey 1 4 6, Graves 0 1 1, Clukey 1 0 2, Leigh 0 1 1, Combs 4 6 17. Totals 13 23 56.

DIXIE HEIGHTS (2-4): East 2 0 5, Koth 1 0 3, Brock 2 2 6, Tibbs 7 5 19, Strong 4 0 9, Diamon 2 4 8. Totals 18 11 50.

3-pointers: H—Combs 3, Barth 2, Adler 2. DH—East, Koth, Strong. JV: Highlands, 37-36.

DAYTON 66, BELLEVUE 63 – Senior forward Heather Schowalter hit a pair of foul shots in the closing seconds to open up the three-point Greendevils lead.

The Tigers missed a potentially game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Schowalter made 10 of 11 free throws in the final stanza and finished with 13 points.

Freshman forward Mallory Kubala posted a career-best 19 points for Dayton, with 13 coming in the second half.

Sophomore guard Kira Ross tallied a game-high 28 points for Bellevue.

BELLEVUE 16-11-20-16—63
at DAYTON 7-18-16-25—66

BELLEVUE (2-3): Buckler 1 0 2, Atwood 1 1 3, Bishop 7 3 18, Schmits 3 3 10, Ross 10 7 28, Maehren 1 0 2. Totals 23 14 63.

DAYTON (1-3): N. Schowalter 2 0 5, Boles 3 0 8, H. Schowalter 1 11 13, Trimnell 1 2 4, Watts 0 1 1, Kubala 8 2 19, Donelan 3 4 12, Bressler 2 0 4. Totals 20 20 66.

3-pointers: D—Boles 2, Donelan 2, N. Schowalter, Kubala. B—Bishop, Schmits, Ross. JV: Dayton won.

HOLY CROSS 63, NEWPORT 31 – Junior forward Ally Mayhaus scored 14 points and pulled down 15 rebounds to pace the Indians.

Mayhaus’ twin sister – junior forward Cessie Mayhaus – led all scorers with 15 points.

Sophomore Kylie Orr hit three 3-pointers and poured in a team-high 12 points for the Wildcats.

NEWPORT 12-6-3-10—31
at H. CROSS 22-23-10-8—63

NEWPORT (3-2): Stanley 2 0 4, Hoeh 0 2 2, Hensley 2 2 7, Johnson 2 2 6, Orr 4 1 12. Totals 10 7 31.

HOLY CROSS (4-2): McClendon 3 2 8, Hassert 4 0 8, Hungler 3 0 7, Gabbard 2 1 7, Tucker 1 0 3, C. Mayhaus 7 1 15, A. Mayhaus 6 2 14, Stanley 0 1 1. Totals 26 7 63.

3-pointers: HC—Gabbard 2, Hungler, Tucker. N—Orr 3, Hensley. JV: Holy Cross won.

VILLA MADONNA 54, LUDLOW 27 – Seniors guard Charissa Junker and forward Megan Trusty both posted career highs for the Blue Lightning.

Junker scored 16 points, hitting three 3-pointers in the decisive third quarter, and Trusty chipped in 14 points on seven field goals.

Junior guard Tori Wofford rolled up 12 points for the Panthers.

V.MADONNA 9-10-20-15—54
at LUDLOW 5-11-2-9—27

VILLA MADONNA (4-2): Al. Hengge 3 0 8, Ab. Hengge 0 1 1, Aytes 3 4 10, Junker 4 4 16, Blom 2 1 5, Trusty 7 0 14. Totals 19 10 54.

LUDLOW (1-4): Crawford 1 0 3, Wofford 3 4 12, Green-Murphy 2 0 4, K. Warndorf 1 2 4, H. Warndorf 1 2 4. Totals 8 8 27.

3-pointers: VM—Junker 4, Al. Hengge 2. L—Wofford 2, Crawford. JV: Ludlow, 16-7.

BEECHWOOD 59, COVINGTON LATIN 13 – Sophomore guard Macy Stuempel scored seven points in the first and second quarters and 19 overall in the Tigers’ win.

Senior forward Jessica Schilling poured in eight of her 12 points in the opening stanza for Beechwood.

COV. LATIN 2-3-5-3—13
at BEECHWOOD 27-22-10-0—59

COVINGTON LATIN (0-3): McGuire 1 1 3, Cuthrell 3 0 8, Fusting 1 0 2. Totals 5 1 13.

BEECHWOOD (3-2): Schilling 6 0 12, Stuempel 8 0 19, Stokes 2 0 5, McGuire 0 2 2, Johnson 3 0 7, Barry 2 0 5, Gieske 2 0 4, Williams 1 0 3, Schwartz 1 0 2. Totals 25 2 59.

3-pointers: B—Stuempel 3, Stokes, Johnson, Barry, Williams. CL—Cuthrell 2.

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