The first statistical leader reports of the 2020-21 season for girls’ and boys’ basketball have been posted at KHSAA.org.
The leader reports will be updated every day at about 3 a.m. and will include all teams missing stats for no more than two games.
Here are the Northern Kentucky players in the rankings. At this point in the season, there is a large variance in the number of games played among teams. Two games is the minimum for being included in the rankings.
Highlands senior Sam Vinson is averaging 24.2 points per game, which is ranked 25th in the state. Holmes senior Quantez Calloway is ranked 32nd at 23.2. Holy Cross sophomore Jacob Meyer is 37th at 22.7. Pendleton County’s Tredyn Thomas is 41st at 22.5 and Simon Kenton senior Kelly Niece 50th at 21.8.
In field-goal percentage, Covington Catholic junior Mitchell Rylee is sixth at 75 percent (60-80) and Simon Kenton’s Hayden Carson is seventh at 73.7 (14-19). Dayton’s Maveriq Catacora is 44th at 64.7 (22-34) and CovCath guard Evan Ipsaro is 50th at 64.6 (42-65).
In free-throw percentage, Conner guard Riley Osterbur is 17th at 89.3 (25-28). St. Henry senior Wyatt Vieth is 20th at 88.6 (39-44) and teammate Jude Bessler is 36th at 85.7 (24-28). Brossart’s Stephen Verst is 31st at 86.8 (46-53).
In three-pointers made, Ryle’s Donovan Robinson is seventh at 3.8 per game (23). NCC’s Joel Iles is 10th at 3.6 (18). Walton-Verona’s Carter Krohman is 20th at 3.2 (26) and teammate Brant Smithers is 35th at 2.9 (23). Highlands’ Will Herald is 25th at 3.2 (19). Ryle’s Tyler Bush is 29th at 3.0 (18). Beechwood’s Will Downton is 36th at 2.9.
In rebounding, Ryle’s Graves Fryman is 44th at 9.3 per game.
In team scoring, Highlands is 12th at 76.0 per game. Simon Kenton is 18th at 74.0. Campbell County is 28th at 71.0. Lloyd is 30th at 70.8 and Walton-Verona 34th at 70.1.
Beechwood is eighth in scoring defense at 46.4 per game. Bellevue is 15th at 48.6. Beechwood is 10th in scoring margin at 19.4 per game, WV is 18th at 16.5 and Covington Catholic, 19th at 16.2.
CovCath is third in the state in team field-goal percentage at 55.6 percent.
Conner is second in team free-throw percentage at 82.2.
In scoring, Holy Cross’ Julia Hunt is 13th at 21.3 points per game. Scott senior Mya Meredith is 16th at 21.0. NCC’s Rylee Turner is 18th at 20.9, tied with Brossart’s Marie Kiefer. Holy Cross’ Grace Bezold is 36th at 18.7. Ludlow’s Jenna Lillard is 43rd at 18.1.
In field-goal percentage, Notre Dame’s Lacey Bradshaw leads local players, ranking 13th with 63.9 (39-61). Walton-Verona’s Anastasia Schneider is 16th at 63.6 (21-33). Holy Cross’ Hunt is 38th at 60.9 (28-46) and Highlands’ Cecelia Shick is 39th at 60.7 (17-28).
In free-throw percentage, Walton-Verona’s Haylee Neeley is 14th at 84.6 (33-39), Conner’s Anna Hamilton 17th at 82.9 (29-35), Ryle’s Austin Johnson 18th at 82.6 (19-23) and Highlands’ Rory O’Hara 20th at 82.1 (23-28).
In three-pointers made, Lloyd’s Sierra McCoin is 14th at 3.1 per game (22). Boone County’s Adrianna Haynes is 22nd at 2.9 (20).
In rebounding, Hunt is also highly ranked, ranking 13th at 12.0 per game. Ludlow’s Lillard is 17th at 11.9 per game and Brossart’s Kiefer 18th at 11.9 per contest.
In team scoring, Holy Cross leads the area in averaging 71.7 through three games, ranking sixth in the state. Scott is 18th in the state at 66.2 and Ryle is 23rd at 64.4.
In team scoring defense, Brossart is first at 24.6 per game and Notre Dame is second at 29.2. Cooper is 24th at 39.8. Holy Cross is fifth in scoring margin at 30.3 and Brossart sixth at 29.4.
Ryle leads the region in field-goal percentage at 46.0 and is 13th in the state. Walton-Verona (45.7) and Dixie Heights (45.6) and Holy Cross (45.5) are right behind. Ryle is also 12th in the state in free-throw percentage (72.0) and Cooper shoots 71.0 percent.