12/27 GBK: NewCath holds off Glasgow

Kiernan scores 22 in Thoroughbreds' win

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

Junior forward Alexus Mayes hit four straight free throws in the final 30 seconds to seal Newport Central Catholic’s 54-50 win over Glasgow in the Montgomery County Holiday Classic on Friday.

Senior forward Nikki Kiernan rolled up 22 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three assists for the Thoroughbreds, and Mayes finished with 15 points.

NewCath, which won its eighth straight game to start the season while handing the Scotties their first loss of the season, will play Larue County in a semifinal at 5 p.m. on Saturday.

GLASGOW 6-13-11-20—50
NEWCATH 15-4-20-15—54

GLASGOW (7-1): A. Smith 0 2 2, Alexander 2 1 6, Bartley 1 1 3, S. Smith 3 0 6, Chapman 1 0 3, Glover 10 9 30. Totals 17 13 50.

NEWCATH (8-0): Davenport 1 3 5, Ware 4 1 9, Lewis 1 1 3, Mayes 5 5 15, Kiernan 8 5 22. Totals 19 15 54.

3-pointers: NCC—Kiernan. G—Glover, Alexander, Chapman. 

NOTRE DAME 57, RICHMOND (Ind.) 49 – The Pandas rallied from a six-point deficit at the end of the third quarter at the Columbus North Invitational in Columbus, Ind.

Junior guard Sydney Stallman and sophomore forward Tara Rennekamp scored six points each in the final period. Stallman led Notre Dame with 16 points, and Rennekamp scored all of her points in the last stanza.

The Pandas will pace Columbus (Ind.) North in a second-round game at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday.

RICHMOND 13-16-14-6—49
at N. DAME 23-6-8-20—57

RICHMOND (6-4): Holland 4 0 9, Taylor 8 4 26, Perkins 2 2 6, Claiborne 2 0 4, Richards 1 0 2, Sims 1 0 2. Totals 18 6 47.

NOTRE DAME (6-2): Stallman 7 0 16, Hellmann 3 3 9, Gibben 0 2 2, Kellam 3 0 6, Clemons 2 3 7, Smith 5 1 11. Totals 24 9 57.

3-pointers: ND—Stallman 2. R—Taylor 6, Holland.

HIGHLANDS 52, BOONE COUNTY 40 – Junior guard/forward Alex Combs scored 15 points – hitting 7 of 8 from the foul line – to lead the Bluebirds in the Conner Classic.

Sophomore guard Brianna Adler added 14 points and six rebounds for Highlands.

HIGHLANDS 8-15-10-19—52
BOONE CO. 8-14-12-6—40

HIGHLANDS (7-1): Adler 4 4 14, Barth 1 0 2, Graves 2 0 4, Clukey 1 3 5, Leigh 4 2 12, Combs 3 7 15. Totals 15 16 52.

BOONE COUNTY (6-4): Ford 1 2 4, McGarr 1 0 3, Switzer 5 4 15, Moore 0 1 1, Knotts 6 0 17. Totals 13 7 40.

3-pointers: H—Adler 2, Leigh 2, Combs 2. BC—Knotts 5, Switzer, McGarr.

HIGHLANDS 47, LEXINGTON HENRY CLAY 31 – Adler scored 16 points for the Bluebirds, who will play Brossart in the championship game at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

HIGHLANDS 8-14-12-13—47
HENRY CLAY 2-8-7-14—31

HIGHLANDS (8-1): Quillen 0 1 1, Adler 5 5 16, Barth 1 2 4, Coffey 2 4 8, Graves 2 2 6, Gabbard 0 1 1, Leigh 2 3 7, Combs 1 1 4. Totals 13 19 47.

HENRY CLAY (4-6): Richmond 2 0 4, Coney 2 2 7, Lyvers 3 0 6, Joyce 2 0 4, Green 0 1 1, Porter 2 1 5, Young 2 0 4. Totals 13 4 31.

3-pointers: HI—Adler, Combs. HC—Coney. 

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