Boys Basketball Scoreboard: Newport, Walton-Verona Upset in Regionals
Two of Northern Kentucky's best boys basketball teams saw their seasons cut short in the opening rounds of their respective regional tournaments on Wednesday night.
The Newport Wildcats were upset by Holy Cross at BB&T Arena in the 9th Region's first round after the Indians' Parker Zimmerman nailed three free throws in the final seconds to seal a 55 to 54 win.
Newport finishes its season at 24-7 while Holy Cross improves to 14-16. The Indians wore memories of Clay Eifert, the longtime principal who died last month. They'll play Dixie Heights (17-14) in the semifinals on Saturday night. The Colonels easily got by Ryle (11-20) 77 to 51.
In the 10th Region, Walton-Verona was knocked out by South Oldham, 65 to 59. The Bearcats finish their season at 26-6.
Here are the scores for local teams in the 8th, 9th, and 10th Regions: