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High School Hoops: Holy Cross Girls Remain Undefeated, Cov Cath & Holmes Pick Up Wins

High School basketball round-up from RCN's Bryan Burke:

Covington Catholic 61, (Louisville) St. Xavier 56

Covington Catholic salvaged their Louisville road trip by playing a strong second half and beating St. Xavier (Lou.), 61-56, on Saturday night. The Colonels had lost the night before to top-ranked Trinity (Lou.), marking the only loss for Cov Cath so far in the early going of the season.

Sophomore guard Cole VonHandorf has become the go-to scorer for head coach Scott Ruthsatz, as he once again led the Colonels in scoring with 28 points. Senior guard Cooper Theobald has become a nice second-option and had another quality game with 19 points. Senior forward Bo Schuh recorded a stat in all five categories for the third time in four games and only needed a steal against Trinity to have done it in every game this season.

Cov Cath (3-1) returns home to play Bellevue on Monday night.

Holmes 62, St. Henry 59

James “Beetle” Bolden led the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind victory at St. Henry, 62-59, as Holmes rallied late with a sustained fourth quarter run. The West Virginia-bound Bolden scored a game high 18 points, while fellow guards Markel McClendon and Marcus Mullins both had 14.

Crusader forward Paul Wallanhorst ended with 16 points in the loss.

Holmes (3-1) returns home to play Lloyd on Tuesday night after playing three straight on the road.

Campbell County 86, Western Hills, KY 71

Dixie 50, Taft (Cin.) 46

GIRLS

Holy Cross 68, Lloyd 21

The Indians improved to 5-0 on the season after rolling past Lloyd, 68-21, on Saturday. Senior forward Ally Mayhaus had an impressive game with 16 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks. The other double-digit scorers for the Indians were senior guard Deja Turner with 15 points and senior forward Abby Hassery had 14.

Simon Kenton 55, Walton Verona 50

Simon Kenton is another 5-0 team after edging out regional rival Walton Verona. Sophomore center Madi Meier finished with a double-double, recording 12 points and 11 rebounds. Senior forward Maggi Bosse cracked double figures with 10 points.

Newport 46, Eminence 11

Cooper 50, St. Henry 49

Holmes 59, Shelby County 28

West Jassamine 74, Bellevue 45