apollo eagles logo 2015OWENSBORO, Ky. (3/12/18) — Apollo will face Ninth Region title winner Covington Catholic in the first round of the Boys' Sweet 16 on Thursday.

The Eagles are poised to face a veteran-laden team. One of the top boys' high school basketball teams in the state, Covington Catholic is 31-4 overall. Senior guard CJ Fredrick leads the way for the Colonels. Fredrick is averaging 22.5 points per game. Covington Catholic features three players who are averaging double figures in the scoring column. Senior guard Aiden Ruthsatz (14.3 ppg) and senior center Jake Walter (11.7 ppg) are other key scorers for the Colonels.

Apollo (16-15) also features a group of productive scorers. Offensive leaders for the Eagles are senior guards Nathan Boyle (15.3 ppg), Hayden Shelton (13.5 ppg), Alex Gray (12.5 ppg) and Angel Saldana (8.6 ppg).

Tip-off for the Apollo-Covington Catholic game is set for 8 p.m. ET on Thursday at Rupp Arena in Lexington. The pairings and schedule for the Boys’ Sweet 16 follow.

Boys' Sweet 16
Wednesday, March 14
Corbin (25-7) vs. Estill County (26-7), noon
Scott County (34-1) vs. Trinity (30-3), 1:30 p.m.
Southwestern (18-14) vs. Warren Central (29-5), 6:30 p.m.
Pikeville (24-9) vs. John Hardin (28-7), 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 15
University Heights (23-7) vs. Campbell County (28-5), noon
Fern Creek (25-6) vs. Boyd County (29-6), 1:30 p.m.
Oldham County (29-5) vs. McCracken County (28-6), 6:30 p.m.
Apollo (16-15) vs. Covington Catholic (31-4), 8 p.m.

Friday, March 16
Corbin-Estill County winner vs. Scott County-Trinity winner, noon
Southwestern-Warren Central winner vs. Pikeville-John Hardin winner, 1:30 p.m.
University Heights-Campbell County winner vs. Oldham County-McCracken County winner, 6:30 p.m.
Apollo-Covington Catholic winner vs. Fern Creek-Boyd County winner, 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 17
Semifinals, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 18
Finals, 2 p.m.

Steve LeMaster

SurfKY News Sports

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