Coming into the season, Campbell County was the overwhelming favorite to repeat as regional champion and represent the 10th Region at Rupp Arena in late March.
The stage was set for a classic.
Scott 54, Harrison County 53
Newport was one made free-throw away from pulling off the second huge upset of the 9th Region tournament, but instead Covington Catholic held on in overtime to win, 57-49.
9TH REGION GIRLS BASKETBALL SEMIFINALS
Holy Cross 49, Highlands 32
Scott High School’s mental toughness was put to the test in the first round of the 10th Region tournament, as they tried to rebound from the 70-26 thrashing they took at the hands of Campbell Count
In a proud moment for Holmes basketball, the Bulldogs scrapped their way to a huge upset win over Newport Central Catholic, 58-51, in the quarterfinals of the 9th Region Boys Basketball Tournament
The Road to Rupp begins next week for local boys basketball teams in the regional tournaments while the girls' teams will fight for a bid to play in the Swweet 16 at Western Kentucky.
From the standpoint of size and length, Newport matches up with Newport Central Catholic about as well as anyone else in the 9th Region.
Early in the fourth quarter, Scott received a technical foul for substituting a player into the game that was not listed in the official scorer’s book; an unusual scenario describing the kind of ni
Covington Catholic reclaimed the 35th District title after trouncing Holmes, 80-53, in the championship game on Friday night in front of a good crowd at Holmes High School.
Newport Central Catholic and Highlands’ basketball programs are far from strangers.
Though bookended by sluggish first and fourth quarters, the Scott Eagles easily pulled away from Silver Grove, 68-28, Wednesday night in the opening round of the 37th District tournament at Campbel