| BOYS BASKETBALL COVERAGE |
Championship Update: Elder will play in the state semifinals Friday against No. 1 ranked Columbus Brookhaven after beating West Hi in OT Saturday. Roger Bacon and Fenwick lost in the regional finals. On the girls side, McNicholas won the Division II state title while Eastern Brown lost in the Division III finals. (Girls page)|
| Saturday's Regional Finals|
| Kentucky championship game|
|Lafayette comeback good present for coach|
LEXINGTON, Ky. What do you give a longtime high school basketball coach for his 50th birthday?How about a come-from-behind state championship over a nationally ranked opponent?
|West Hi, Elder play for trip to state|
Tonight's Division I regional title showdown between Elder and Western Hills comes down to the Battle for the Bus Ride.
Today's regional matchups
Previews of Elder-Western Hills, Roger Bacon-Kettering Alter and Fenwick-Casstown Miami East.
Ky. Sweet Sixteen Roundup
LEXINGTON, Ky. For the second straight game, favored Male struggled to play to its potential but managed to move on in the boys' state basketball tournament.
| Thursday's Regional Games|
|Benken's shot puts Elder in finals|
Scott Benken made the big shot with 12.4 seconds to go, giving Elder its only lead of the second half and a 47-46 win over Springfield South in the Division I regional semifinals at Cintas Center.
Western Hills breezes past Butler
The Mustangs were dominant all night long in a 55-34 Division I victory at Xavier's Cintas Center.
Kreke comes through for Fenwick
Fenwick senior Joe Kreke scored 16 of his 22 points in the fourth quarter as the Falcons held off Waynesville 68-62 in a Division III regional semifinal at Wright State University's Nutter Center.
| Thursday's Ky. Sweet Sixteen Roundup|
| Wednesday's Regional Games|
Roger Bacon marches into regional final|
FAIRBORN A talk with his players early in the first quarter was all Roger Bacon coach Bill Brewer needed to get them to play.
Alter runs past Purcell-Marian
FAIRBORN The third meeting between Purcell Marian and Kettering Alter was a carbon copy of the two regular-season games.
Elder, West Hi root for each other
It's fair to say that all of the West Side will be one rooting for the same thing tonight at Division I regional basketball tournament at Cintas Center: Victories by Elder and Western Hills.
| Kentucky Sweet Sixteen Games|
| Wednesday's game previews|
| Cincinnati regional preview|
| Saturday's championship games|
Elder beats Moeller on third try|
Elder's convincing 55-40 victory over Moeller Saturday in a Division I district championship game boils down to two inspired runs, two personnel mismatches and the confidence of 3-point specialist Mike Mahon.
Vandalia Butler ousts St. X in OT
The defending Ohio Division I champions fell victim to poor shooting from the field and free throw line, losing in overtime to Vandalia Butler 64-54.
Western Hills earns rare trip to regional
The Mustangs will enter uncharted waters as a result of Saturday's 62-42 victory over Beavercreek in the Division I district championship.
Guidugli sends Highlands to Sweet 16
The play happened exactly how it was supposed to. Gino Guidugli took the ball at the top of the key, waited, and with seven seconds remaining, drove to the basket, scoring on an off-balanced 4-footer with 3.5 seconds left.
Campbell County wins 10th Region title
Junior forward Kevin Reinhardt and senior guard Steve Sigmon each scored 17 points in a 72-59 victory over Mason County on the Royals' floor.
CCD off mark in district final defeat|
Cincinnati Country Day shot poorly from the field and the foul line in a 64-54 district championship loss to Tipp City Bethel Friday night, and coach Howard Brownstein wasn't pleased.
Fairy tale ends for Fayetteville
Fayetteville's magic ride came to an abrupt ending Friday at the University of Dayton Arena.
Conner ends NewCath's reign
Marcus Johnson scored 22 points and hit two free throws late in overtime to lead Conner to a 57-53 win over defending Ninth Region champion Newport Central Catholic Friday night in the semifinals at Holmes.
Highlands beats Simon Kenton in OT
Highlands' Ross Neltner scored four of his 15 points in overtime to lead the Bluebirds to a 49-46 victory over Simon Kenton in a Ninth Region semifinal Friday at Holmes.
Campbell Co. reaches 10th Region final
Senior guard Steve Sigmon scored 31 points and made 11 of his 12 foul shots in the fourth quarter to help Campbell County to a 66-58 victory over Montgomery County in the 10th Region semifinals.
Boys regional returns to Cincinnati|
The Division I regional boys basketball tournament, which was played regularly in Cincinnati until leaving for Dayton in the early 1970s, will return this year.
Winton Woods, Roger Bacon poll champions
The Winton Woods boys basketball team, coming off its second consecutive 20-0 season, also has won its second straight Enquirer Division I poll championship.
CovCath No. 1 in final N.Ky. poll
Neither first-year Covington Catholic coach Mike Listerman nor Boone County's 16-year girls coach Nell Fookes were ready to predict 20 victories in the preseason.