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Covington Catholic Falls to Knott Co. Central

Covington Catholic's comeback attempt fell short against Knott County Central, as the Colonels lost, 78-66, on Saturday night in the Kentucky Bank Challenge at Rowan County.

The Colonels scored 32 points in the fourth quarter, but thanks to single-digit point totals in the first and third quarters, it was not enough to get within reach.

Other telling statistics were the fact that Knott County Central had 31 rebounds to Cov Cath's 16 and CCH fouled 26-15. This resulted in 29 free throw attempts in the second half alone for Knott County Central.

It was a two-man show for the Patriots as Camron Justice and Even Hall powered their team with 29 and 26 points respectively. Hall also had nine rebounds, and Justice sank four three-pointers.

For the Colonels, it was a trio of scorers as sophomore guard Cole VonHandorf, senior forward Bo Schuh and senior Cooper Theobald each ended in double figures. Vonhandorf led with 19 while Schuh and Theobald each had 17. The supporting cast, however, was unable to contribute meaningful scoring as no one finished with any better than five points.

The Colonels are 5-2 and head to Lexington after the holidays to play in the Republic Bank Classic against an opponent yet to be determined. 

-Bryan Burke, associate editor