Elder erased a two-point halftime deficit to defeat Oak Hills 43-40 and remain unbeaten at 12-0.
The Panthers, ranked No. 4 in The Enquirer Division I coaches’ poll, trailed most of the game but was able to take the lead late in the third quarter off a 3-pointer from senior guard Kyle Orloff. Elder extended the lead to nine points in the fourth. The Highlanders were able to cut it down to three points but Elder fended them off to seal the win.
Orloff finished with six points. Junior guard Frankie Hofmeyer hit four of Elder’s six 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 20 points.
Oak Hills was led by senior center Caleb Cox with 11 points.
Luke Rudy of Oak Hills recovers a loose ball before going down. Oak Hills travels to Elder for a sold out game on Tuesday, January 13th.
Moeller 61, Covington Catholic 52: Grant Pitman led a balanced Moeller attack, finishing with a game-high 18 points.
Moeller, the No. 9 team in the Division I coaches’ poll, shot 52.5 percent for the game, making 21 of 40 shots, while it held Covington Catholic to 37.0 percent shooting (17-for-46).
Cooper Theobald led CovCath, the No. 2 team in the Northern Kentucky poll, with 15 points.
Loveland 47, Anderson 46: Trailing by two points, junior guard Brady Funke hit a 3-pointer with five seconds remaining to lift Loveland to the win. Funke finished with seven points.
The Tigers were led by junior forward Drew Plitt who scored a game-high 17 points. Senior forward Jordan Romes added 10 points.
Anderson was led by junior forward DeAnthony McCallum’s 16 points. Senior guard Bryan Vorderbrueggen chipped in with 11.
St. Xavier 66, Hamilton 57: Sam Martin connected on five 3-pointers en route to a team-high 17 points.
Martin also had five assists for the No. 10 Bombers, while James Heskett scored 10 points and led the team with seven rebounds.
A’Shon Riggns scored a game-high 19 points for Hamilton.
St. Henry 60, McNicholas 54: After trailing 29-27 at halftime, St. Henry picked up its defense and caused more turnovers in the second half to key its victory.
Connor Kunstek scored 16 points and Paul Wallenhorst added 14 to lead the Crusaders, the No. 10 team in the Northern Kentucky poll.
Jacob Bradley led the Rockets, the 10th-ranked squad in the Divisions II-IV poll with 17 points.
Aiken 65, Taft 56: Two Aiken players recorded double-doubles.
Junior guard Carlik Jones scored a game-high 23 points and had 10 rebounds and senior forward DJ Harris added 16 points and also had 10 rebounds.
CHCA 77, New Miami 23: Junior guard Erik Kolhan scored a game-high 13 points to lead CHCA.
Twelve players in all scored for CHCA. Junior forward Cory Combs added 11 points.
Fenwick 52, Madeira 40: Senior guard Dan Roach scored a game-high 19 points Fenwick.
Madeira was led by freshman center Jack Cravaack with 16 points.
Clark 45, Cincinnati Country Day 42: Junior guard Micah Brythe scored a game-high 18 points for Clark.
Mount Notre Dame 66, St. Ursula 39: Naomi Davenport scored 21 points and eclipsed 1,000 in her career at MND. She stands at 1,017 career points after the game.
Aiken 39, Woodward 30: Aiken erased a six point halftime deficit to defeat Woodward and earn its first win this season.
Junior guard Dominique Porters recorded a double-double with a game-high 16 points and 13 rebounds.