Friday, March 6, 2009

How ya doin' Holmes? Not bad at all.

We strolled by Covington Holmes this afternoon and found the Bulldogs getting ready for the 9th Region Semi-final match with NewCath on Sunday. The 'dogs pushed their record to 30-2 with a grind it out kind of win over Ryle Thursday night. 41-34 was the final. Now that's grinding out a win. Coach Henley says that's what he expects in the 9th Region tournament. Senior guard Dominique Johnson is hoping they don't have to survive many more like that one.

The Newport Central Catholic team Holmes will face has to be on some kind of high. The Thoroughbreds beat Dixie with a wild, volleyball-like, fourth chance tip-in at the buzzer by senior Matt Giesler. That was exciting, but Holmes senior guard JaMel Riley says this is what conerns the 'Dogs the most about the 'Breds.

Holmes made it to the state championship game last season. That team was dominated by a strong senior class. This year's team is trying to carve out its own piece of history at a school know for excellent basketball. Coach David Henley says his Bulldogs are well aware of the Holmes hoops legacy.

The 9th Region Semi-finals are Sunday at The Bank of Kentucky Center at N.K.U.

2 p.m.-Boone County vs Highlands

4 p.m.-Holmes vs NewCath

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