2/7 BBK: NewCath shuts down Brossart

Pangallo's 20 lift Thoroughbreds

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By Dave Malaska

Newport Central Catholic turned up the defensive pressure in the fourth quarter and pulled away from Bishop Brossart for a 64-44 win Friday night at home.

The Thoroughbreds held Brossart to just four points in the final quarter to push a slim six-point lead into a blowout and remain perfect in the new year. NewCath hasn't lost in the span of 16 games — their last loss coming on Dec. 29.

Junior Zach Pangallo scored a game-high 20 points and eight assists to pace NewCath to the win. Juinor Drew McDonald added 19 points and Ben Weyer 11 to help the effort. Brossart, which has dropped two straight since entering play last weekend with a 19-1 record, was led by senior center Drew Burns' 19 points.

BROSSART 11-10-19-4—44
NEWCATH 17-13-16-18—64

BROSSART (19-3): Hackworth 10 3, Rieger 2 0 4, Shannon 2 0 4, Trentman 5 1 12, Kramer 0 2 2, Burns 8 3 19. Totals 18 6 44.

NEWCATH (22-3): Pangallo 8 4 20, G. Moeves 2 0 5, Schulte 4 1 9, McDonald 8 2 19, Weyer 4 1 11. Totals 26 8 64.

3-pointers: B—Hackworth, Trentman. N—Weyer 2, McDonald, G. Moeves.

COVINGTON CATHOLIC 90, HOLY CROSS 59 — The Colonels took a double-digit, first-half lead and ran away from the Indians to win their seventh game in a row and move to 20-1 on the year.

Senior guard Nick Ruthsatz scored a game-high 24 points to go with four steals and three assists, and freshman guard Cole Vonhandorf went for 14 points in the win for CovCath. Junior forward Bo Schuh added eight points and 15 rebounds as 13 players scored for the Colonels.

It was the team's highest offensive output of the season.

Sophomore forward Tyler Bezols led the Indians with 22 points and junior Jared Seibert scored 16 in the loss.

COVCATH 19-20-27-24—90
HOLY CROSS 10-18-13-17—59

COVCATH (20-1): Ruthsatz 8 6 24, VonHandorf 5 3 14, B. Heppler 3 2 11, Schuh 4 0 8, Schult 4 0 8, Keller 1 3 5, Wichmann 2 1 5, Schumate 2 0 4, Lenhof 1 0 3, Romes 1 0 2, W. Heppler 1 0 2, Flood 1 0 2, Sweeney 0 2 2. Totals 33 17 90.

HOLY CROSS (5-13): Bezold 6 8 22, Seibert 4 5 16, Scott 3 0 7, Schrand 2 0 6, Wehrman 1 0 2, Gray 0 2 2, J. Volpenhein 1 0 2, W. Volpenhein 0 2 2. Totals 18 17 59.

3-pointers: CC—B. Heppler 3, Ruthsatz 2, Vonhandorf, Lenhof. HC—Seibert 3, Schrand 2, Bezold 2, Scott.

COOPER 60, ST. HENRY 56 — The Jags took control down the stretch, scoring their last eight points from the free throw line to outlast the Crusaders. Junior Colin Hathorn led the way for Cooper with 17 points, while freshman guard Sean McNeil added 11 points. Seniors Spencer Holland and Zack McNeil added another 10 apiece for the Jags.

St. Henry was led by senior Jake Plummer's 19 points and 13 from sophomore Adam Goetz.

COOPER 14-11-17-18—60
ST. HENRY 16-7-16-17—56

COOPER (11-8): S. McNeil 3 3 11, Holland 5 0 10, Liechty 2 1 6, Brandel 2 0 4, Z. McNeil 3 2 10, Hathorn 6 5 17, Hawkins 1 0 2. Totals 22 11 60.

ST. HENRY (12-8): Plummer 4 4 14, Goetz 5 2 13, Wallenhorst 3 0 6, Noble 4 1 9, Rechtin 1 3 5, Kunstek 4 1 9. Totals 21 11 56.

3-pointers: C—S. McNeil 2, Liechty, Z. McNeil 2. SH—Plummer 2, Goetz.

SCOTT 87, CONNER 72 — Junior Blake Schneider, who returned from injury last week, scored a career-high 31 points to help the Eagles snap a 10-game losing streak and upend Conner.

The Eagles, who hadn't won since the day after Christmas, also got 14 points from Andrew Trame and 12 apiece from Jake Ohmer and Jeremy Jackson to snap the slump.

Conner was led by Sam Hemmerich's 27 points, including three 3-pointers, and 14 points from Nick Watts.

CONNER 24-16-18-14—72
SCOTT 23-22-22-20—87

CONNER (9-9): Watts 6 2 14, Scott 1 0 2, Way 6 0 14, Ruholt 1 2 4, Garnett 2 2 6, Lamblez 2 1 5, Hemmerich 12 0 27. Totals 30  7 72.

SCOTT (6-17): Ohmer 3 5 12, Johnson 1 0 2, Schneider 9  11 31, Trame 4 2 14, Osborne 2 0 4, Jackson 4 2 12, Crim 5 2 12. Totals 28 22 87.

3-pointers: C—Hemmerich 3,  Way 2. S—Trame 4, Jackson 2, Schneider 2, Ohmer.

SILVER GROVE 65, CALVARY CHRISTIAN 53 — Silver Grove held on for the win over the Cougars, getting 27 points from junior guard Anthony Turcios. The Trains got another 17 from senior Chris Lambert as they steadily built a lead throughout the game. Calvary was led by Christian Zint's 17 points.

SILVER GROVE 13-21-10-21—65
CALVARY 13-15-10-15—53

SILVER GROVE (11-8): Lambert 7 3 17, Turcious 7 12 27, Miller 4 4 12, Pollitt 1 0 2, Kuntz 1 0 2, Turner 2 1 5. Totals 22 20 65.

CALVARY (2-16): Leitcher 2 1 5, Kaufman 4 1 12, Varnado 2 0 4, Worstell 2 2 6, Howard 0 2 2, Valandra 3 1 7, Zint 6 1 17. Totals 19 8 53.

3-pointers: SG—Turcious. CC—Kaufman 3, Zint 4.

LUDLOW 84, VILLA MADONNA 45 — The Panthers rolled to their 10th win of the season behind senior center Jerad Howard's 26 points, getting another 13 from classmate Geoffrey Thornsburg, to blow past Villa. Kalib Mitchell added 12 points to Ludlow's effort, which included eight 3-pointers as a team.

Villa, which lost its seventh-straight, was led by senior Jared Bockweg's 13 points.

VILLA MADONNA 13-21-7-4—45
LUDLOW 28-21-24-11—84

VILLA MADONNA (3-13): McQueen 3 0 6, Kenkel 2 2 6, Blom 4 0 9, Schutzman 5 0 11, Bockweg 6 1 13. Totals 20 3 45.

LUDLOW (10-9): Mitchell 6 0 12, Thornsburg 5 2 13, Cody 4 0 9, Roark 1 1 4, Mahan 0 1 1, Stamper 2 0 6, Howard 11 2 26, Doane 1 2 4, Camarena 0 2 2. Furnish 2 0 4, Hart 1 0 3. Totals 33 10 84.

3-pointers: V—Blom, Schutzman. L—Stamper 2, Howard 2, Thornsburg, Cody, Roark, Hart.

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