Holmes, ranked 11th in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, held on for a 55-50 victory against No. 14 Newport Central Catholic in the 9th Region boys' tournament at Northern Kentucky University on Tuesday night.
Sophomore James Bolden scored 22 points to help the Bulldogs improve to 30-3 this season. Drew McDonald had 19 points and 12 rebounds for Catholic.
East Ridge 61, Belfry 59 (15th): Sophomore guard Michael Fields hit a jumper with 2 seconds left to give the Warriors (16-14) the victory.
Fields finished with 17 points. Belfry senior Tony Messer had 13 points and 12 rebounds.
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Sheldon Clark 64, Betsy Layne 55 (15th): Chase Parsley and Dylan James scored 18 points apiece for the Cardinals (20-10).
Betsy Layne's Dylan Meade was 8-for-12 from three-point range and finished with 27 points.
Harrison County 46, Clark County 37 (10th): Dylan Pulliam had 17 points for the Thorobreds (20-12).
Scott 62, Augusta 59 (10th): Senior forward Nick Jackson scored 17 points and grabbed 14 rebounds for the Eagles (15-14).
Mercer County 56, No. 24 Southwestern 54 (12th): Freshman Will Hager scored 17 points to help the Titans (17-13) knock off the Warriors.
Somerset 51, Boyle Co. 50 (12th): The Briar Jumpers (19-9) rallied from five down entering the fourth quarter to defeat Boyle County. Ryan Dishman scored 15 points for Somerset.
Cooper 41, St. Henry 37 (9th): Underdog St. Henry (10-16) stayed in the game until the end before Cooper (23-5) prevailed at NKU.
Estill County 52, Wolfe County 42 (14th): Brandon Morris had 29 points to lead the Engineers (15-16).
No. 17 Sacred Heart 77, Louisville Christian 67 (7th): The Lady Centurions' China Dow poured in 51 points, but it wasn't enough for an upset. DaiJia Ruffin helped the Valkyries fend off the challenge with 35 points, 19 rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots.
No. 10 Assumption 67, Central 40 (7th): Down six going into the second quarter, Assumption outscored Central by 20 in the second to kickstart a rout. Katie Friedrich (13 points, 13 rebounds) and Nora Kielser (14 and 10)both had double-doubles for the Rockets (21-7).
No. 6 Ballard 62, Seneca 39 (7th): The Lady Bruins (26-3) jumped out to a 19-4 lead and cruised to the win. Tearra Banks led Ballard with 19 points and nine rebounds.
No. 8 Manual 46, Male 27 (7th): Kayla Styles scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds for the Lady Crimsons (21-8).