Dec 11, 17, 07:05 PM #1
South Oldham / Covington Holy Cross Updates25 minutes to tip in Crestwood.
South Oldham (4-1) has won three in a row, but by just a total of 7 combined points....
Holy Cross is 2-1 on the season.
Both teams are coming off victories over Grant County; South defeated the Braves, 90-86 and the Indians beat Grant, 82-47.
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Dec 11, 17, 07:23 PM #2Steve Simpson in his 18th season at South Oldham. Record 330-179 He has led the Dragons to 20+ wins in five of the past six years, and South has won 3 of the past 5 8th Region titles.
Simpson has coached South to 7 twenty-win seasons - South had only one 20-win season prior to Simpson's first year in 2000-1.
Ryan Schrand is in his fifth season at Holy Cross. Prior to his arrival, Holy Cross had missed the region tournament for 9 straight seasons. After missing the region his first two seasons, Schrand has taken the Indians to the 9th region tournament two straight seasons.
tipoff in 7 minutes
Dec 11, 17, 07:45 PM #3up and down affair in Crestwood.
South leads 24-15 after one quarter.
Devin Young has three threes for South 9 points and 5 rebounds for him.
Dec 11, 17, 08:00 PM #4South built the lead up to 15, but Holy Cross has battled back.
Halftime: South Oldham 44, Covington Holy Cross 34
The Indians had the ball with 20 seconds left in the half, but a bad pass late kept them from getting a shot off that could have cut the deficit to under 10.
Dec 11, 17, 08:00 PM #5South Oldham's Devin Young has hit six threes and has 20 points and 8 rebounds at the half.
Dec 11, 17, 08:06 PM #6Half stats:
16 / 36 overall 44.4% FG
10 / 22 threes 45.5%
2 / 2 free throws 100%
Young 20, Morrison 10, Hicks 6, King 3, Vincent 3, B. Johnson 2, Beard 0, Cranfill 0, and S. Johnson 0
Dec 11, 17, 08:06 PM #7Rebounding tied unofficially at 18
Dec 11, 17, 08:09 PM #8Holy Cross
15 / 34 overall FG 44%
3 / 12 threes 25%
0 / 0 free throws ---
Only two free throws shot by the two teams in the first half. Officials really letting them play.
Scoring: Schrand 11, Zimmerman 9, Jordan Niehaus 6, Knuchelmann 6, Gonzales 2
Dec 11, 17, 08:09 PM #9We had only 5 turnovers combined in the first half, by our count.
Dec 11, 17, 08:24 PM #10South built a 19 point advantage in the third, but Holy Cross cuts it to 11 at the end of three.
South 64 Holy Cross 53
Indians again had a chance to cut it under 10 just before the end of the quarter, but missed a shot and didn't get off a follow in time.
Dec 11, 17, 08:32 PM #11timeout Holy Cross
4:01 to play and the Indians are making a rally.
South Oldham 76 Holy Cross 67 after the follow-shot by Knochelmann
Dec 11, 17, 08:33 PM #12Young sat almost all of the third for South and has added only two points in the second half ....he has 22
Peyton Hicks now leads South with 23 points
Dec 11, 17, 08:37 PM #132:39 to play
South 82 Holy Cross 70
Dec 11, 17, 08:38 PM #14Nolan Schrand trying to will the Indians back into the game with a bunch of threes.