Holmes overcame a 22-point first half deficit to pull of the home win over Lloyd, 65-55, on Tuesday night.
Holy Cross bolted out to an early lead on visiting Scott Tuesday night, scoring 13 before the Eagles even got on the board.
High School basketball round-up from RCN's Bryan Burke:
Covington Catholic 61, (Louisville) St. Xavier 56
High School Basketball round-up from RCN's Bryan Burke:
Holmes 105, Taft 17
Sports briefs from RCN's Bryan Burke:
Covington Catholic 74, St. Henry 46
By the end of the first half it didn't look possible, but Highlands is bringing the state football title back to Fort Thomas.
Covington Catholic looked strong in their first game as defending Kentucky state basketball champions as they easily handled Holy Cross, 74-56, in Park Hills on Friday night in front of a sold out
Newport Central Catholic made the trip to Bowling Green for the Class 2A Russell Athletic/KHSAA Commonwealth Gridiron Bowl, but they forgot to take their offense with them.
What a weekend in store for Northern Kentucky sports fans.
Northern Kentucky could make a play for five state football this season as the semifinals unfold Friday night.
The Holmes Bulldogs come into the basketball season with the proverbial chip on their shoulder.
Both teams were hot coming into Friday night's match-up between these two rivals, the second time the teams have met this season.