Holy Cross became the first Northern Kentucky girls basketball team ever to become state champions when they beat Allen County-Scottsville, 35-32, in the KHSAA Girls title game in Bowling Green.
Holy Cross punched its ticket to the championship game of the KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 after keeping (Louisville) Male at bay in the semifinals, 47-37.
Holy Cross toppled the top-ranked team in the state, Elizabethtown, 41-40, in the quarterfinals of the KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 in dramatic fashion as Deja Turner hit a go-ahead runner with two seconds
The Simon Kenton girls basketball team fell to Graves County in the first round of the Houchens Industries/KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 Tournament at the E.A.
Holy Cross efficiently moved past Bell County in the first round of the KHSAA Girls Sweet 16 Tournament in Bowling Green, 51-
As far as rivalries in Northern Kentucky go, it doesn't get better than Covington Catholic and Holmes basketball.
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.