2/11 BBK: CovCath nips Cooper by 1

Jaguars fall just short in upset bid

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

Cooper barely missed a last-second 3-pointer at the buzzer as Covington Catholic held off the Jaguars, 49-48 on Tuesday.

With the score tied at 48, senior guard Nick Ruthsatz was fouled while shooting a trey in the closing seconds. He made one of the first two foul shots, but when he tried to intentionally miss the third one, he airmailed the net entirely, allowing Cooper to inbound the ball.

The Colonels fouled, since they were not in the bonus, setting up the Jaguars’ last-second shot.

Ruthsatz finished with 24 points, including 12 in a second quarter during which he was 3-for-3 from the field (including a 3-pointer) and hit all four of his foul shots.

Senior guard Ben Heppler added 11 points for CovCath, hitting three shots from behind the arc.

The Colonels led by 14 at halftime and nine entering the fourth quarter but his just 4 of 14 shots from the field after the break.

Senior guard Spencer Holland scored 15 points for the Jaguars, and senior guard Zach McNeil added 13.

COVCATH 15-17- 9- 8—49
at COOPER 8-10-14-16—48 

COVCATH (22-1): VonHandorf 3 0 6, Schuh 0 2 2, Wichmann 1 0 2, Ruthsatz 6 8 24, B. Heppler 4 0 11, Schult 2 0 4. Totals 16 10 49.

COOPER (12-9): S. McNeil 0 1 1, Holland 5 2 15, Leichty 4 0 10, Brandel 1 0 2, Z. McNeil 6 0 13, Hathorn 2 3 7. Totals 18 6 48.

3-pointers: COV—Ruthsatz 4, B. Heppler 3. COO—Holland 3, Leichty 2, Z. McNeil. JV: CovCath, 34-21.

CAMPBELL COUNTY 68, SIMON KENTON 65 – Camels sophomore center Matt Wilson and senior guard Corey Holbrook hit a pair of free throws each in the final minute.

Wilson put Campbell County ahead for good with a minute remaining, making it 65-63. Holbrook’s foul shots with time winding down iced it.

Camels junior forward Deandre Jackson tallied a game-high 25 points, Wilson poured in 19 and Holbrook rolled up 15.

Senior forward Taylor Morrison led three Pioneers in double figures with 19 points.

SIMON KENTON 21-20-13-11—65
at CAMPBELL CO. 22-12-17-17—68

SIMON KENTON (11-9): Kuntz 4 0 10, Pracht 2 7 11, Racke 2 0 5, Morrison 7 4 19, Mullins 2 3 7, Childers 2 0 5, Robinson 4 0 8. Totals 23 14 65.

CAMPBELL COUNTY (11-9): Losey 3 0 6, Wilson 7 5 19, Jackson 10 3 25, L. Franzen 1 0 2, Holbrook 5 5 15, J. Franzen 0 1 1. Totals 26 14 68.

3-pointers: CC—Jackson 2. SK—Kuntz 2, Racke, Morrison, Childers. JV: Campbell County, 53-37.

OWEN COUNTY 65, NORTH OLDHAM 59 – Rebels senior guard Hunter Trenary hit a layup with less than 30 seconds remaining off a feed over the press defense from freshman forward Nolan Tackett to seal the game.

Sophomore forward Carson Williams finished with 25 points and 15 rebounds for Owen County, and Trenary ended up with 24 points.

N. OLDHAM 17-12-15-15—59
at OWEN CO. 20-13-13-19—65

NORTH OLDHAM (11-13): Heckenberg 1 0 3, T. Burton 13 7 33, Gibbs 1 0 3, C. Burton 1 0 3, Cundiff 5 4 15, Klingeman 1 0 2. Totals 22 11 59.

OWEN COUNTY (14-6): Ball 3 4 10, McDonald 1 0 3, H. Trenary 9 2 24, Williams 11 3 25, Tackett 1 0 3. Totals 25 9 65.

3-pointers: OC—McDonald, Trenary, Tackett. NO—Heckenberg, Gibbs, C. Burton, Cundiff. JV: Owen County, 60-56.

RYLE 74, SCOTT 68 – Senior guard Tanner White drained four free throws in the final 11 seconds to seal it for the Raiders.

White led all scorers with 24 points, and sophomore guard Tyrek Owens added 11 points.

The Eagles were led by junior forward Blake Schneider’s 19 points.

RYLE 17-21-17-19—74
at SCOTT 15-16-11-26—68

RYLE (8-11): Owens 5 1 11, King 3 4 10, Puthoff 1 2 4, Bellew 1 2 4, Lonnemann 1 0 2, Allen 1 0 2, White 8 5 24, Rice 3 2 8, Stuhr 3 3 9. Totals 26 19 74.

SCOTT (6-18): Witherspoon 1 1 4, Ohmer 5 3 17, Johnson 1 0 2, Hughes 2 2 7, Schneider 7 5 19, Trame 1 0 2, Osborne 1 2 4, Jackson 1 0 2, Crim 5 1 11. Totals 24 14 68.

3-pointers: R—White 3. S—Ohmer 4, Witherspoon, Hughes. JV: Ryle, 53-49.

HOLMES 79, BOONE COUNTY 51 – Junior guard James Bolden scored 14 first-half points as the Bulldogs jumped out to a 27-point lead heading into the break.

Bolden finished with 16 points and seven assists.

Senior forward Marcus Hill chipped in 12 points and five blocks for Holmes, running in eight points in the first quarter.

BOONE CO. 13- 8-12-18—51
at HOLMES 21-27-21-10—79

BOONE COUNTY (14-9): Mayberry 5 2 12, Stockwell 2 7 11, Nash 4 1 10, McDonald 3 0 6, Dockett 2 1 5, Stanley 2 0 4, Thompson 0 2 2, Ordu 0 1 1. Totals 18 14 51.

HOLMES (20-4): Bolden 5 4 16, Hill 5 2 12, Housley 3 3 11, McClendon 3 2 9, Glover 3 0 9, Chames 2 5 9, Avery 2 1 5, Arnold 2 0 4, Covington 2 0 4. Totals 27 17 79.

3-pointers: H—Glover 3, Bolden 2, Housley 2, McClendon. BC—Nash. JV: Holmes, 43-34.

LUDLOW 70, SILVER GROVE 58 – Sophomore center Marcus Roark scored eight fourth quarter points as the Panthers rallied from a six-point deficit.

Ludlow senior forward Mitchell Cody led all scorers with 21 points, with nine coming in the opening period.

Junior guard Anthony Turcious paced the Big Trains with 15 points.

LUDLOW 10-20-15-25—70
at S.GROVE 19-12-20- 7—58

LUDLOW (12-9): Mitchell 4 4 12, Thornsburg 4 2 12, Cody 7 7 21, Howard 3 1 7, Hart 1 4 7, Roark 4 0 11. Totals 23 18 70.

SILVER GROVE (12-10): Feiler 1 0 2, Lambert 7 4 18, Turcious 5 4 15, Miller 1 0 2, Pollitt 5 0 13, Kuntz 2 2 6, Turner 0 2 2. Totals 21 12 58.

3-pointers: L—Roark 3, Thornsburg 2, Hart. SG—Pollitt 3, Turcious.

VILLA MADONNA 65, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 39 – Freshman guard Thomas Schutzman racked up 24 points, 13 rebounds and six steals for the Blue Lightning.

Schutzman scored 10 of his points in the second quarter.

Senior forward Jared Bockweg added 14 points and six rebounds in the Villa Madonna win.

CALVARY 7-10- 9-13—39
at VILLA 17-16-17-15—65

CALVARY CHRISTIAN (3-18): Leichter 3 4 10, Varnado 1 1 4, Worstell 5 1 12, Valandra 3 0 7, Zint 1 2 5, Hudson 0 1 1. Totals 13 9 39.

VILLA MADONNA (4-16): McQueen 3 0 6, Kenkel 2 0 4, Blom 2 0 6, DeFrank 2 0 4, Schutzman 10 2 24, Bockweg 5 4 14, Martin 2 0 5, Spicker 1 0 2. Totals 27 6 65.

3-pointers: VM—Blom 2, Schutzman 2, Martin. CC—Varnado, Worstell, Valandra, Zint. JV: Villa Madonna, 33-26.

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