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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.

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