2/1 BBK: NewCath advances to 'A' final

Pangallo scores 27 in semifinal

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

Junior guard Zach Pangallo hit four 3-pointers in the first quarter to help Newport Central Catholic take a big early lead in its 78-49 win over Lexington Christian in an All ‘A’ state semifinal at Frankfort on Saturday.

Pangallo scored 12 points in the opening period and nine more in the second. He finished with a game-best 27 points and dished for eight assists.

Thoroughbreds junior center Drew McDonald added 17 points and seven rebounds, and senior forward Jake Schulte tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds.

It was the 13th straight win for NewCath, which will play Cordia in the championship game at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday.

NEWCATH 22-30-16-10—78
at L.CHRISTIAN 9- 9-18-13—49

NEWCATH (20-3): Rawe 1 0 2, Pangallo 11 0 27, G. Moeves 2 3 9, T. Moeves 1 0 3, Schulte 4 3 11, McDonald 8 1 17, Weyer 4 1 9. Totals 31 8 78.

LEXINGTON CHRISTIAN (14-8): Stein 1 0 2, Schult 0 2 2, Hill 1 1 3, Nighbert 3 0 9, Rose 5 5 16, Trimble 3 0 6, Young 3 0 6, Davis 2 0 5. Totals 18 8 49.

3-pointers: NCC—Pangallo 5, G. Moeves 2, T. Moeves. LC—Nighbert 3, Rose, Davis.

COVINGTON CATHOLIC 73, RYLE 57 – Colonels senior forward Mark Schult hit a pair of three in a 20-second window early in the fourth quarter to break the game open.

Schult scored 11 of his 15 points in the last period, during which CovCath hit 8 of 12 field goal attempts.

Colonels senior guard Nick Ruthsatz led all scorers with 25 points, with 19 coming in the first half.

Freshman guard Cole VonHandorf added 14 points and eight rebounds for CovCath, which won its fifth straight game.

Senior forward J.B. Allen racked up 17 points for the Raiders.

COVCATH 14-17-14-28—73
at RYLE 13-17-12-15—57

COVCATH (17-1): VonHandorf 5 4 14, Schuh 3 3 9, Wichmann 1 0 2, Ruthsatz 9 5 25, Romes 1 2 4, B. Heppler 1 0 2, Schult 6 1 15, W. Heppler 0 2 2. Totals 26 17 73.

RYLE (7-9): Owens 2 3 8, King 1 3 5, Puthoff 2 0 4, Bellew 1 0 2, Allen 7 2 17, White 4 0 10, Rice 1 0 2, Stuhr 3 3 9. Totals 21 11 57.

3-pointers: CC—Ruthsatz 2, Schult 2. R—White 2, Owens, Allen.

DIXIE HEIGHTS 66, NEWPORT 45 – Senior guard Brandon Hatton pulled to within 50 points of the all-time career Region 9 scoring record.

Hatton tallied a game-best 19 points, with 11 coming in the first half to help the Colonels take a 15-point lead into the break.

Junior forward Drew Moore helped Dixie Heights close the game out with seven of his nine points in the final frame.

NEWPORT 16- 5-11-13—45
at DIXIE 17-19-11-19—66

NEWPORT (11-8): Price 3 7 13, Turner 1 0 2, Spicer 1 1 4, Covington 2 0 4, Snapp 5 3 16, Williams 1 0 2, Ochoa 1 2 4. Totals 14 13 45.

DIXIE HEIGHTS (15-5): Schreck 4 0 8, Strong 1 0 2, Rabe 3 0 7, Daria 3 0 6, Isbel 1 3 6, Moore 4 1 9, Hedger 1 0 2, Hatton 7 1 19, Niehaus 3 1 7. Totals 27 6 66.

3-pointers: DH—Hatton 4, Rabe, Isbel. N—Snapp 3, Spicer. JV: Dixie Heights, 40-14.

SIMON KENTON 80, BOONE COUNTY 66 – Senior guard Alex Childers rolled up 18 of his 20 points in the second half to help the Pioneers pull away.

After notching just two points in the first half, Childers scored nine points in the third quarter and nine more in the fourth.

Senior forward Taylor Morrison led Simon Kenton in scoring with 24 points, hitting 14 of 16 free throws.

The Pioneers finished the game 29-for-36 from the foul line.

Junior guard Brenden Stanley paced the Rebels with 24 points.

S. KENTON 14-16-26-24—80
at BOONE CO. 14-14-21-17—66

SIMON KENTON (11-7): Pracht 2 3 7, Racke 0 1 1, Vercheak 2 3 8, Morrison 4 14 24, Mullins 4 0 8, Childers 5 5 20, Robinson 5 2 12. Totals 22 29 80.

BOONE COUNTY (13-7): Mayberry 5 2 12, Hixenbaugh 4 2 10, Ordu 2 1 5, Downs 1 0 2, Stanley 11 1 24, Stockwell 2 1 5, McDonald 2 0 4, Abdulle 0 1 1, Donovan 1 0 2. Totals 28 9 66.

3-pointers: SK—Childers 5, Morrison 2. BC—Stanley. JV: Boone County, 50-36.

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