Covington Catholic at Newport Predictions

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    Covington Catholic at Newport Predictions

    Well I know that this one really has my interest. Not sure that I recall the last time the Colonels have played Newport at Newport.

    Though some players will be missing I think that this game can tell us a lot of just how close the Wildcats are to the Colonels.

    Both teams are coming off of fairly successful holiday tourneys only coming up short in their respective championship games to really good teams.

    I believe that the Colonels benefited a ton from their holiday tourney experience growing closer as a focused team, and Newport should have also had a nice confidence boost with their overall showing in Lexington.

    With this being at Newport that might help them a lot, and I expect high moments with their muscle memory of their court and hoops, but I'm seeing in my mind a super focused Colonel team schooling the Wildcats a bit all said and done.

    I'll take the Colonels in this one 69-59.

    With that said if Newport proves me wrong more power to them. I always love a competitive 9th full of mystery and surprises.

    What you say about this much anticipated game?
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    Colonels by 15+, maybe more.

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    Who will be missing for both teams? Is Mayer is the only one for Cov Cath?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baseball Nut 24 View Post
    Who will be missing for both teams? Is Mayer is the only one for Cov Cath?
    McGuire is out for Newport.

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    Hopefully the young man is ok and back soon, he is a key player for the Wildcats.

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    No McGuire, no W for Newport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4 Quarters View Post
    No McGuire, no W for Newport.
    You could be right, but Newport does have a handful of very decent utility players. This game could really be their chance to step it up, and show that the Wildcats are more than just Miller, Harding, and McGuire.

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    Lookout for White to step up and pick up in the scoring column.

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    Taking Newport. I could see Harding having a monster night and with it being at home the Wildcats just may have enough to get it done even with missing a key players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by B-Ball-fan View Post
    You could be right, but Newport does have a handful of very decent utility players. This game could really be their chance to step it up, and show that the Wildcats are more than just Miller, Harding, and McGuire.
    I won't disagree with you, but hard to replace his size and experience. Yes they do have some decent role players. I'm will be actually pulling for the Wildcats from the stands.

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    This feels like a game CCH just always wins. But, Newport has the parts & pieces to get it done. Though, will certainly be tougher without McGuire. Looking for a nice matchup between Disken/Miller and Thelen/Harding.

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