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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Highlands Girls Hoops Falls on Road

Pandas End Four-Game Losing Streak to Bluebirds

Highlands sophomore guard Alyssa Harris (right) guards Notre Dame junior guard Macie Feldman (left) in the region contest Friday.

The Highlands Bluebirds girls basketball team (1-1 overall) fell behind 28-20 at halftime on the road Friday and could not recover losing 49-37 to the Notre Dame Pandas (2-0).

Highlands made just one three-pointer in the loss by junior forward Meg Gessner. Senior post Rory O'Hara scored 12 to lead the Bluebirds and senior forward Emma Riccobene scored eight.

The Bluebirds made 18-of-22 free throws for 82 percent compared to 15-of-24 for 63 percent for the Pandas. Notre Dame made four triples. Junior guard Macie Feldman scored 14 points and junior guard Jill McKnight scored 11.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Highlands over Notre Dame. The Pandas last beat the Bluebirds, 46-38 on Jan. 5, 2016 in Fort Thomas.

Highlands plays host to Covington Holmes (0-2) Saturday. Game time is 7:30 p.m.

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