2/1 GBK: Late Villa FTs sink Dixie

Aytes scores 15 for Blue Lightning

a a a a
Share this story

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

Villa Madonna hit four free throws in the final 30 seconds to beat Dixie Heights, 45-42 on Saturday.

Sophomore forward Lexie Aytes and senior forward Maria Blom both knocked down a pair of foul shots in the final minute.

Those free throws made it 45-41, and the Colonels hit a shot from the charity stripe to make it a one-possession game, but Dixie Heights was unable to generate a shot after taking over with seven seconds remaining.

Aytes finished with 15 points and a pair of assists, and Blom tallied 14 points, seven rebounds and a couple of steals.

Junior center Liza Tibbs scored 31 points in the Colonels’ losing effort.

DIXIE HEIGHTS 8- 9-18- 7—42
at V.MADONNA 3-18-12-12—45

DIXIE HEIGHTS (8-13): Brock 2 0 5, Tibbs 13 5 31, McCarthy 1 0 2, Strong 1 2 4. Totals 17 7 42.

VILLA MADONNA (9-9): Hengge 2 2 8, Aytes 3 7 15, Junker 2 0 4, Blom 5 2 14, Trusty 2 0 4. Totals 14 11 45.

3-pointers: VM—Hengge 2, Aytes 2, Blom 2. DH—Brock. JV: Dixie Heights, 29-7.

DANVILLE 71, NEWPORT CENTRAL CATHOLIC 55 – With the score tied at 47, the Admirals outscored the Thoroughbreds, 24-8 in the fourth quarter in an All ‘A’ semifinal at Frankfort.

Senior forward Nikki Kiernan led NewCath with 16 points and 17 rebounds, and senior forward Stephanie Lewis added 14 points for the Thoroughbreds.

DANVILLE 10-24-13-24—71
at NEWCATH 13-11-23- 8—55

DANVILLE (13-4): McPherson 4 3 13, Chenault 4 0 10, Walker 4 5 16, E. Grey 4 15 23, L. Grey 3 3 9. Totals 19 26 71.

NEWCATH (19-3): Davenport 1 2 4, Ware 1 2 4, Lewis 6 1 14, Kiernan 8 0 16, Mayes 2 1 5, Zimmerman 3 3 9, Neace 1 0 3. Totals 22 9 55.

3-pointers: D—Walker 3, McPherson 2, Chenault 2. NCC—Lewis, Neace.

ST. HENRY 52, HARRISON COUNTY 39 – Junior center Savannah Neace led 10 Crusaders scorers with 13 points, including six in the second quarter, and she pulled down seven rebounds.

Senior forward Trisha Marks added 10 points and seven boards for St. Henry, which has won four straight and seven of eight.

HARRISON CO. 8- 8- 9-14—39
at ST. HENRY 12-17-10-13—52

HARRISON COUNTY (10-11): Doram 6 4 16, Gray 2 0 4, Reffett 3 0 7, Kellione 2 5 9, Ingram 1 0 3. Totals 14 9 39.

ST. HENRY (15-5): Youngwirth 0 1 1, Weber 1 2 4, Schreiber 0 3 3, McGinnis 1 0 2, Miller 1 2 4, Marks 4 2 10, Neace 6 1 13, Noble 3 2 9, Hentz 1 0 2, Lehmkuhl 0 4 4. Totals 17 17 52.

3-pointers: SH—Noble. HC—Reffeh, Ingram. JV: St. Henry, 39-36.

CINCINNATI URSULINE 60, BOONE COUNTY 55 – The Lions trailed by one with 35 seconds left but scored six unanswered points.

Senior guard Dallis Knotts led the Rebels in scoring with 20 points, including eight in the fourth quarter as Boone County erased an 11-point deficit.

Rebels junior guard Alexis Switzer rolled up 19 points, six rebounds and five assists, and scored six fourth-quarter points.

URSULINE 13-17-16-14—60
at BOONE 9-16-10-20—55

URSULINE (9-9): Reilly 8 6 22, Adams 1 0 2, Miller 6 0 16, Cain 3 1 7, Oglibee 3 5 11, Barber 1 0 2, Totals 22 12 60.

BOONE COUNTY (12-9): Ford 0 8 8, McGarr 1 3 5, Switzer 6 7 19, Moore 1 0 2, Knotts 7 0 20, Lankheit 0 1 1. Totals 15 19 55.

3-pointers: U—Miller 4. BC—Knotts 6. JV: Boone County won.

COOPER 54, BEECHWOOD 45 – The Jaguars erased a one-point deficit in the fourth quarter.

Senior guard Paige Ross scored nine points in that frame, hitting 5 of 6 free throws. She finished with 12 points.

Senior guard Savannah Brinneman led Cooper in scoring with 13 points, with six coming in the opening period and five more in the final stanza.

BEECHWOOD 14-11- 6-14—45
at COOPER 12- 9-11-22—54

BEECHWOOD (10-9): Schilling 1 5 7, Stuempel 3 0 8, O. Stokes 4 2 11, Johnson 2 3 9, Gieske 4 2 10. Totals 14 12 45.

COOPER (10-11): Anderson 1 2 4, Held 1 6 8, Pittman 3 2 11, Maniacci 2 0 4, Brinneman 3 5 13, Ross 3 5 12, Arnett 1 0 2. Totals 14 20 54.

3-pointers: C—Pittman 3, Brinneman 2, Ross. B—Stuempel 2, Johnson 2, Stokes.

HIGHLANDS 51, CONNER 40 – Junior guard/forward Lydia Graves led all scorers with 15 points, and hit all eight of her free throw attempts in the Bluebirds’ win.

Sophomore guard Brianna Adler added 11 points and four steals for Highlands.

The Cougars were led by senior center Maddie Meyers’ 12 points.

CONNER 2-10-14-14—40
at HIGH. 11-13-11-16—51

CONNER (11-10): Dages 2 3 7, Maines 3 0 7, Meyers 5 2 12, Vest 1 0 3, Hendricks 4 1 9, Gambrel 1 0 2. Totals 16 6 40.

HIGHLANDS (15-5): Adler 2 6 11, Blanton 1 0 2, Barth 3 1 7, Graves 3 8 15, Clukey 1 0 2, Leigh 1 4 6, Combs 2 3 8. Totals 13 22 51.

3-pointers: H—Adler, Graves, Combs. C—Maines, Vest.

NEWPORT 66, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 28 – Junior Katlyn Hoeh scored 11 first-half points as the Wildcats established a 21-point lead by the break in the championship game of the Cougar Classic.

Hoeh finished with 15 points, and sophomore Ash-Lynn Hensley recorded 13.

Senior guard Sarah Roaden rolled up 14 points for the Cougars.

NEWPORT 14-14-21-17—66
at CALVARY 3- 4- 7-14—28

NEWPORT (15-6): Yeager 4 0 11, Stanley 2 0 4, Hoeh 7 1 15, Hensley 4 5 13, Kilburn 4 0 8, Johnson 4 0 8, Orr 3 0 7. Totals 28 6 66.

CALVARY CHRISTIAN (8-7): Merkley 2 2 6, Roaden 2 9 14, Leichter 0 1 1, Emmerich 0 2 2, Herald 2 1 5. Totals 6 15 28.

3-pointers: N—Yeager 3, Orr. CC—Roaden.

Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Print this article

More KY HS Sports
4/22 BASE: Holmes' Neace throws no-hitter
4/22 BASE: Holmes' Neace throws no-hitter

Junior left-hander Jalen Neace threw his first career no-hitter as Holmes blanked Newport.

4/22 SOFT: NewCath rallies past Dixie
4/22 SOFT: NewCath rallies past Dixie

Newport Central Catholic scored twice in the top of the fifth inning and held on to edge Dixie Heights.

4/22 BTEN: CovCath, Ryle, Boone win
4/22 BTEN: CovCath, Ryle, Boone win

Freshman Anthony Bosch rallied from a break down to win the second set in a tiebreaker as Covington Catholic shut out Conner in the NKAC…

4/22 GTEN: Campbell, Boone winners
4/22 GTEN: Campbell, Boone winners

Sophomore Haley Moloney and junior Jillian Russell pulled out a win at first doubles as Campbell County edged Dixie Heights.

4/21 BASE: Conner walks off vs. Cooper
4/21 BASE: Conner walks off vs. Cooper

After giving up five runs in the top of the seventh inning, Conner scored four in the bottom half in a walk-off win.

4/21 SOFT: NDA, NCC throw no-hitters
4/21 SOFT: NDA, NCC throw no-hitters

Junior right-hander Haylee Smith threw her second no-hitter of the season with Notre Dame and she hit a grand slam as the Pandas blanked Holy Cross.

4/21 BTEN: CovCath shuts out Ryle
4/21 BTEN: CovCath shuts out Ryle

Covington Catholic swept Ryle in an NKAC semifinal on Monday.

4/21 GTEN: Cooper takes down Boone
4/21 GTEN: Cooper takes down Boone

Seniors Ellie Day and Shelby Large rallied after dropping the second set, 6-0 to win at second doubles, securing Cooper’s win over…

4/19 SOFT: NDA wins 2 against top teams
4/19 SOFT: NDA wins 2 against top teams

Notre Dame took two of three games against top 30 opponents, playing Saturday at Boyle County's invitational.

4/19 BASE: Scott beats Lloyd
4/19 BASE: Scott beats Lloyd

Senior catcher Blake Gay went 2-for-4 from the plate with a double and four RBI to ignite the Eagles to a road win at Lloyd.