North Laurel outlasts Covington Catholic 72-58 on WYMT Game of the Week

North Laurel avenges previous loss on the night Reed Sheppard received his McDonalds All American jersey
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Published: Feb. 10, 2023 at 6:44 PM EST
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LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) - A big time matchup in this week’s WYMT Game of the Week as the Colonels of Covington Catholic head down Interstate 75 to take on the No. 1 team in our Alice Lloyd College Mountain Top Ten in the North Laurel Jaguars.

North Laurel looking for revenge after a four-point loss to the Colonels earlier this season.

The Jaguars came out on top in this rematch with a 72-56 victory.

A bit of a slow start for the Jaguars as the first quarter went back and forth, with neither team taking more than a one possession lead.

Cov Cath started having some trouble in the second half, with North Laurel’s inside presence becoming too much for the Colonels. North Laurel was able to open up a multiple possession lead, taking a 34-21 lead into the half. Two Jaguars found themselves in double-digit scoring territory halfway through the game..

The North Laurel onslaught continued throughout the third quarter, though with some bright spots for the Cov Cath offense early in the quarter. But North Laurel could not be stopped in the penultimate quarter, stretching the lead to 20 heading into the final eight minutes of play.

However, with backs against the wall, the Colonels responded with a quick run to start the fourth quarter, cutting the deficit to seven with three minutes to play. However, the Colonels were unable to keep up the pace as North Laurel pulled away for the 14 point win. Reed Sheppard finished the night with 19 points.

Not only was this a big game on the court, it is also a big night for one Reed Sheppard. He has been named to the McDonald’s All-American roster, received his jersey in a ceremony just before game time.

Reed Sheppard spoke to assembled media after the game and you can watch his remarks below.