Saturday, December 18, 1999

N.Ky. boys basketball roundup


No. 1 CovCath needs 2 OTs to beat Conner

The Cincinnati Enquirer

        Playing its third consecutive overtime game, top-ranked Covington Catholic forced overtime with a last-second basket and finally outlasted Conner 76-67 in two overtimes in boys basketball Friday night at CovCath.

        The Colonels (4-2) needed junior center Chad Wachs' layup with one second remaining to force overtime. Senior guard Steve Purdon sank a 3-pointer and made two free throws during the first 15 seconds of the second OT, and No.10 Conner never got within five points the rest of the game.

        Purdon's flurry forced Conner to foul, and CovCath responded by making 10-of-15 free-throw attempts to seal the win.

        Purdon scored a game-high 34 points and added seven rebounds. Wachs finished with 16 points and five blocks. Jeremy Stephenson paced Conner with 19 points.

        CONNER (67) — Stephenson 6 4 19, M. Johnson 4 4 14, Brown 5 1 14, Edwards 2 3 7, Deck 1 1 3, Hudgens 1 0 3, Ballou 1 0 2. Totals: 22 14 67.

        COVINGTON CATHOLIC (76) — Purdon 10 11 34, Wachs 6 4 16, McQuade 3 3 11, Finke 3 4 10, Middendorf 1 0 2, Blazejewski 1 1 3. Totals: 24 23 76.

        Conner ....... 17   6   7  23  4  10—67

       Covington Catholic ....... 15  12  11  15  4  19—76

        3-point field goals: CON—Stephenson 3, M. Johnson 2, Brown 3, Hugens. CC—Purdon 3, McQuade 2. Records: CovCath 4-2, Conner 4-2.

        • Ludlow 52, Dayton 44 — The Panthers made 11 free throws in the fourth quarter, including five by Scott Redding and four by Adam Henry, to hold off the Greendevils.

        Ludlow jumped out to a 16-8 lead in the first quarter and the Panthers never trailed thereafter.

        LUDLOW (51) — Henry 3 6 12, Redding 1 5 7, Tucker 2 0 6, Reed 4 2 10, Martin 4 1 12, Werner 2 1 5. Totals: 16 15 52.

        DAYTON (44) — Hall 2 5 11, Gilbert 0 2 2, Jason Wiseman 2 0 4, Dustin Brummett 7 0 15, Jeremy Wiseman 2 0 4, Hundemer 1 0 2, Darrell Brummett 1 4 6. Totals: 15 11 44.

        Ludlow ....... 16  10  11  15—52

        Dayton ....... 8  12  13  11—44

        3-pointers: L—Tucker 2, Martin 3. D—Hall 2, Dustin Brummett. Records: L 5-3, D 0-6.

        • Silver Grove 79, Heritage Academy 74 — Heritage cut a 21-point lead to three with two minutes left but could get no closer.

        Brothers Woody and Jamie Richmond combined for 43 points on 9-of-14 shooting from 3-point range to pace Silver Grove. The Big Trains shot 13-of-20 as a team from behind the arc.

        Heritage senior Bert Capel led all scorers with 25 points.

        HERITAGE (74) — Ashley 7 3 20, Piper 0 2 2, Capel 10 5 25, Payne 8 0 16, Griggs 3 1 7, O'Toole 1 0 2, Windhorn 1 0 2. Totals: 30 11 74.

        SILVER GROVE (79) — McCarter 6 3 16, Horseman 5 1 14, W. Richmond 7 4 20, Kopp 2 0 4, Hildebrand 1 0 2, J. Richmond 8 0 23. Totals: 29 8 79.

        Heritage ....... 17  17  17  23—74

        Silver Grove ....... 27  24  16  12—79

        3-point field goals: HA—Ashley. SG—McCarter, Horseman 3, W. Richmond 2, J. Richmond 7. Records: SG 4-2.

        • Simon Kenton 78, Johnson Central 68 — Ryan Piper scored 22 points as Simon Kenton (4-1) handed Johnson Central its first loss of the season. Junior guard Jordan Stowers added 18 points, six rebounds and five steals.

        SIMON KENTON (78) — Stowers 7 4 18, Setters 1 0 3, Coppage 2 2 7, Hurt 1 2 4, K. Cristello 4 0 8, Blevins 0 4 4, Ballinger 1 0 2, Baker 2 1 6, Piper 10 2 22, Brock 1 2 4. Totals: 29 17 78.

        JOHNSON CENTRAL (68) — McKenzie 9 2 23, Butcher 2 0 5, Burchell 2 3 8, O'Bryan 1 0 2, Castle 2 3 7, Fannin 3 0 6, Coleman 5 3 13, Hackney 2 0 4. Totals: 26 11 68.

        Simon Kenton ....... 18  17  18  15—78

        Johnson Central ....... 19  10  15  24—68

        3-point field goals: S—Setters, Coppage, Baker; J—McKenzie 3, Butcher, Burchell. Records: S 4-1, J 5-1.

       

        • Lloyd 74, Lewis County 53 — Senior Ryan Wilson had a game-high 24 points, 18 rebounds and five steals for the 6-1 Juggernauts. Damann Jamison added 22 for Lloyd.

        Jason Lykins led Lewis County with 12 points.

        LEWIS COUNTY (53) — J.Lykins 6 0 12, Applegate 1 3 5, McGlone 2 2 6, Tucker 4 1 9, T.J. Lykins 3 3 10, Hughes 2 0 4, M.Lykins 3 0 7. Totals: 21 9 53.

        LLOYD (74) — Jamison 9 2 22, Quinn 4 2 12, Hollenkamp 2 1 5, Holbrock 0 1 1, Michael Hopkins 3 0 6, Bishop 1 2 4, Wilson 11 2 24. Totals: 30 10 74.

        Lewis County ....... 6  16  15  16—53 Lloyd ....... 19  19  20  16—74

        3-Point goals: LC—T.J. Lykins, M.Lykins. L— Jamison 2, Quinn 2. Records: Lloyd 6-1, Lewis Co. 0-4.

        • Lexington Paul Dunbar 45, Holmes 31 Rod Lyvers scored 14 points to lead the Bulldogs in the Grant County Eagle Bank Classic. It is Dunbar's second victory over Holmes this season; Dunbar won 79-46 in the season opener.

        LEXINGTON PAUL DUNBAR (45) Williams 3 3 9, Dunn 1 0 2, Tate 1 0 3, Byars 1 0 2, Lyvers 7 0 14, Goree 1 0 2, Osumenya 6 0 13. Totals: 20 3 45.

        HOLMES (31) Hallman 6 0 14, Weaver 3 0 6, D. Jackson 3 1 7, Gover 2 0 4. Totals: 14 1 31.

        Lexington Paul Dunbar ....... 13   9  15   8—45

        Holmes ....... 6   2  14   9—31

       

3-point field goals: LD-Tate, Osumenya. Records: LPD 6-2, H 3-4.

        • Grant County 69, Ryle 56, at Grant County — Allen Shafer tossed in 23 points and Travis Jones added 16 to lead the Braves in Eagle Bank Classic action.

        RYLE (56) — Setters 6 3 18, Steiner 0 4 4; Miller 3 1 8, Wellbaum 1 0 2, Maley 1 2 5, Feagan 5 0 11, Hamilton 3 0 6, Magane 0 2 2. Totals: 19 12 56.

        GRANT COUNTY (69) — Shafer 6 7 23, Ryan 0 1 1, Melton 0 2 2, Coleman 1 2 5, Maddox 0 3 3, T. Jones 3 0 8, Meade 4 3 11, Travis Jones 7 2 16. Totals: 21 20 69.

        Ryle ....... 10  14  17  15—56

        Grant County ....... 8  27  18  16—69

       

3-point field goals: R—Miller, Maley; Feagan. GC—Shafer 4, Coleman, Jones 2. Records: R 3-6, GC 4-2.

        • Beechwood 88, Villa Madonna 49 — Senior center Matt Mercer led a balanced Beechwood attack with 14 points, giving first-year Tigers coach Matt Bohmer his first career victory.

        Seventeen players scored for Beechwood.

        VILLA MADONNA (49) — Kenkel 4 6 17, Neace 3 3 9, Ryan 2 1 5, Ruth 0 2 2, Fitzpatrick 1 2 4, Anadio 2 1 7, Miller 0 1 1, Gordon 1 1 4. Totals: 13 17 49.

        BEECHWOOD (88) — Robb 4 0 8, Spence 3 2 9, Kerns 3 2 8, Stowers 1 0 2, Droge 1 0 2, Couch 1 0 2, Hart 3 0 6, Morris 2 1 5, Downs 2 1 5, Goetz 1 0 2, Reeves 1 2 4, Montoya 1 2 4, Swift 3 1 7, Mercer 6 2 14, Potter 2 0 4, Wera 1 0 3, Boyle 1 1 3. Totals: 36 14 88.

        Villa ....... 11  10  12  16—49

        Beechwood ....... 14  35  19  20—88

        3-point field goals: VM—Kenkel 3, Anadio 2, Gordon. B—Spence, Wera. Records: B 1-2, VM 0-6.

        • Campbell County 92, Bracken County 57, at Campbell County — Kevin Reinhardt scored a game-high 21 points, including 11 in the second quarter, while grabbing nine rebounds for the Camels.

        Steve Sigmon and Brandon Minch each added 11 points for Campbell County.

        BRACKEN COUNTY (57) — Moore 0 2 2, Burton 3 2 8, Rees 4 1 10, Cooke 2 3 9, N. Free 1 3 5, Roberts 4 6 14, Ayres 1 1 2, Woods 1 2 4, Smith 1 0 2. Totals: 17 20 57.

        CAMPBELL COUNTY (92) — Miller 0 2 2, B. Harold 1 0 2, Sigmon 5 0 11, B.J. Harold 3 0 6, Minch 4 2 11, Clines 1 0 2, Futscher 0 4 4, Krift 3 0 8, Clark 3 0 7, Wilson 2 0 5, Stapleton 1 1 3, Turner 2 2 6, Reinhardt 7 7 21, Groneck 1 2 4. Totals: 33 20 92.

        Bracken County ....... 10  15  10  22—57

        Campbell County ....... 24  23  18  27—92

        3-pointers: C—Sigmon, Minch, Krift 2, Clark, Wilson. B—Rees, Cooke 2. Records: C 4-3, B 1-5.

        • Dixie Heights 77, Holy Cross 65, at Dixie Heights Kyle Howard scored 20 points, including six 3-pointers, to lead Dixie Heights. Steve Bramlage added 18 for the Colonels (6-2).

        Josh Beiting led Holy Cross with 15 points.

        HOLY CROSS (65) — Craddock 1 0 2, Carr 1 0 2, Gastright 1 2 5, Feldman 6 0 14, Arlinghaus 3 0 9, Egan 3 0 7, Krallman 4 0 9, Beiting 7 0 15, Gardner 1 0 2. Totals: 27 2 65.

        DIXIE HEIGHTS (77) — Lonergan 1 2 4, Howard 7 0 20, Burkhart 1 0 3, Garrard 2 4 8, Kampe 6 4 17, J. Bramlage 0 6 6, S. Bramlage 6 6 18, Schneider 0 1 1. Totals: 23 23 77.

        Holy Cross ....... 15  18  12  20—65

       Dixie Heights ....... 22  13  25  17—77

        3-point field goals: HC—Gastright, Feldman 2, Arlinghaus 3, Egan, Krallman, Beiting. DH—Howard 6, Burkhart, Kampe. Records: HC 2-4, DH 6-2.

        • Covington Latin 55, Center Christian Academy 42 — John Reis and Andrew Stephens each scored nine points in the second half, enabling the Trojans to break open the game.

        COVINGTON LATIN (55) — O'Connell 4 2 10, Stephens 2 5 11, Reis 6 2 14, Soderlund 3 0 7, Daoud 2 1 5, Varland 3 2 8. Totals: 20 12 55 .

        CENTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (42) — Recker 5 3 14, Pettit 4 1 9, Weber 1 0 2, Rathering 4 0 8, Evanshine 4 0 9. Totals: 18 4 42.

        Covington Latin ....... 14  12  15  14—55

        Center Christian ....... 9  15  10   8—42

        3-pointers: CL—Stephens 2, Soderland. CC—Recker, Evanshine. Records: CL 2-2, CC 0-4.

       



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