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Holmes knocks off Catholic, reaches finals

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Elijah Pittman scored 15 points to lead a
balanced attack as Holmes rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat
Lexington Catholic 57-50 Saturday in the semifinals of the Boys'
Sweet Sixteen State Basketball Tournament at Rupp Arena.

Lexington Catholic (32-4) led 19-4 after the first quarter and
expanded its lead to 23-6 before Holmes rallied to pull within
31-25 at halftime.

Holmes (34-2) took its first lead at 39-38 on Pittman's
three-point play with 2:38 left in the third quarter. Later,
Pittman's free throw with 2:07 to play gave the Bulldogs the lead
for good at 49-48.

Taylor Stewart led Lexington Catholic with 16 points and 11
rebounds.

Arrez Henderson and Ricardo Johnson each scored 10 points for
Holmes.

Holmes will play in Saturday night's championship game against
the winner of the other semifinal between Shelby County and Mason
County.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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