December 14th, 2011
High School Basketball Tuesday Recap
Six Catholic squads pick up victories during one night
Trinity 87 Seneca 33
No. 1 Trinity scored 32 consecutive points during the first half on their way to a 87-23 win over Seneca in the 27th District opener for the Shamrocks. The 64-point win was the largest of the head coach Mike Szabo era. The Redhawks cut a 7-0 lead for the Shamrocks to five with 6:07 left in the first quarter before Trinity scored 32 consecutive points to take a 39-2 lead with 5:21 left in the second quarter. During the run, eight different Trinity players scored including seven each by sophomore Craig Owens and junior Darryl Hicks. Owens finished with a team and career high 13 points for the Shamrocks. Trinity improved to 5-0 for the second time in four seasons and reached the 80-point mark for the fourth time in five games to start the year.
Butler 70 DeSales 53
On the heels of an emotional 67-63 rivalry win over Holy Cross, DeSales High School dropped its first game in regular season district play with a 70-53 loss at Butler. Evan Bingham led the Colts with 15 points. Matt Bouchard finished with 9 points, while Nathan Roush and Mike Schurfranz both chipped in 8 points each. DeSales (3-3) will play its third game in six days on Wednesday, as head coach John Mingus' team plays at Southern (6-0).
St. Xavier 73 Atherton 62
St. X used a big second quarter, got 17 points from Chris Mitchell and the Tigers won its fifth straight game with a 73-62 win at Atherton. The Tigers were outscored 35-33 in the second half, but used a 24-14 run in the second quarter to build a substantial lead and pick up the road win. Junior guard Will Glasford (14 points), junior Alex Jones (10), sophomore Charles Walker (9) and sophomore Robert Shaw (8) also contributed to the "W." St. Xavier will attempt to win its sixth straight on Friday, as the Tigers make the trip north to play at Covington Catholic (4-3).
PRP 86 Holy Cross 55
The Cougars managed 40 second-half points but couldn't slow down the Pleasure Ridge Park offense, as Holy Cross dropped its 6th Region, 21st District opener at home against the Panthers. Dylan Bickel (16 points) and Dominique Mack (13) combined for more than half of their team's points in the losing effort. Holy Cross (2-4) has now lost four straight games after opening its season 2-0 and will host North Bullitt (2-3) on Friday.
Sacred Heart 89 Seneca 51
Sophomore guard Raven Merriweather converted 8 of 10 field goal attempts, scored 18 points and led Sacred Heart Academy to a dominating district win at Seneca. Merriweather, who also had three assists and two rebounds in less than 20 minutes of action, was one of four Valkyries in double digits. DaiJia Ruffin (14), Ashley Johnson (13) and Jazmin Smith (10) also contributed on offense for SHA (5-1). Sacred Heart shot 60 percent from the field as a team and built a 49-29 halftime lead before finishing off the 38-point victory.
Holy Cross 60 PRP 44
After dropping a couple of tough games to open the season, the Holy Cross High School girls basketball team continued its strong play and the Cougars won its third game in a row with a 16-point win over 21st District foe Pleasure Ridge Park. Josie Hockman scored 17 points and Sydney Morabito scored 14 for Holy Cross, which outscored the Lady Panthers 19-8 in the third quarter. Maya Hardin (8 points), Kim Mingus (6) and Morgan Wimberg (6) were also instrumental in the Cougar win.
Presentation 87 Shawnee 26
The Toppers broke out of the gate with a 24-2 run in the opening quarter and snapped a mini two-game slide by handling Shawnee at home. Presentation put five players in double-digit scoring, led by Shelby Adams' 19 points. Meredith Degner, Michael Ann Humphreys and Peyton Andres all scored 10 points each for Pres. The Toppers (3-2) host Portland Christian (1-3) on Thursday before playing in the Lady Pirate Classic at Berea this weekend.
Assumption 75 Brown 13
Morgan Foley scored 11 points and Nora Kiesler and Katie Friedrich each scored 10, as Assumption High School rolled to 62-point win over Brown. The Rockets outscored the Lady Bears 26-0 in the third quarter en route to the blowout victory. Becca Durbin also dropped in seven points for AHS; Allison Zickel, Annie Crotty and Brandy Hunter had six each. Assumption (3-1) play at unbeaten DuPont Manual (5-0) on Friday. The Lady Crimsons defeated Portland Christian 77-5 in its game on Tuesday.