Owensboro 61, Breckinridge County 59
Tayonna Greer scored 17 points and the Lady Devils (12-14) hit 18-of-20 free throws down the stretch to hold off the Lady Tigers (17-7) at home. Owensboro handed Breckinridge County only their second loss in 3rd Region play.
Head coach Jansen Locher said he’s proud of how the team has played in recent weeks, and the win is big as they try to peak at the right time.
“As a team we kept our composure down the stretch,” he said. “At this point in the year, if you can make free throws at a high percentage, you are giving your team a great chance of winning the game. I’m so proud of our team and the way they are playing together. We are playing as a unit, not an individual, and we hope we can continue this positive momentum as we near the end of the regular season.”
Owensboro jumped out to an 11-4 lead after one quarter, and Greer scored 10 in the second to put the Lady Devils up 28-22 at the half.
After both teams scored 9 points each in the third, Owensboro was able to hold off the late push. Mykael Winstead scored 9 in the final frame, and Amaya Curry added 7.
Greer finished with 17 points, Winstead had 14 and Curry scored 12.
Breck. Co. 4-18-9-28–59
Owensboro: Tayonna Greer 17, Mykael Winstead 14, Amaya Curry 12, Nia Gonzo 8, Victoria Whitlock 6, Lyric Lawrence 4
Apollo 53, Muhlenberg County 52
It was up and down for the E-Gals (14-10), but they had just enough to get by the Lady Mustangs (15-11) on the road.
Lexi Shadowen scored 10 points in the opening frame to push the Apollo to 21-9 lead, but they only added 3 points in the second quarter and trailed 25-24 at the half.
Amber Dunn and Amari Sanders each had 6 in the third quarter to again put Apollo on top, and they were up 43-35 heading into the final period. Kassidy Daugherty scored 7 in the fourth as the E-Gals edged out the win.
“I’m proud of the hard-fought victory on the road,” said head coach Natalie Payne said. “We battled. Our girls continued to fight and played with a lot of grit. We were once again very balanced on the offensive end with three players in double figures.”
Daugherty led Apollo with 13 points and 8 rebounds, and Dunn added 12 points. Shadowen finished with 11 points and 5 assists.
Muhl. Co. 9-16-10-17–52
Apollo: Kassidy Daugherty 13, Amber Dunn 12, Lexi Shadowen 11, Amari Sanders 7, Addison Carter 6, Brylee Rhodes 2, Shelbie Beatty 1, Zoe Floyd 1
Daviess County 53, Grayson County 46
The Lady Panthers (5-20) broke a six-game losing streak by using a big first quarter to get by the Lady Cougars (10-14) on the road.
Katie Mewes led the team with 12 points and Claire Johnson had 9, while Emma Anderson and Kailey Bowers each added 8.
Daviess County took a 21-13 lead after the first quarter and stayed on top for a 30-26 lead at the half. They were up 39-34 after the third period and held on for the win.
“It was a hard-fought game,” said head coach John Kirkpatrick. It was a complete team effort, and I loved our balanced scoring attack. My assistant coaches did a great job preparing our kids for tonight’s game. We experimented with some new things tonight, and it really paid off.”
Daviess Co. 21-9-9-14–53
Grayson Co. 13-13-8-12–46
Daviess County: Katie Mewes 12, Claire Johnson 9, Emma Anderson 8, Kailey Bowers 8, Shealyn Mason 5, Ella Payne 5, Adylen Ayer 4, Brooklyn Daugherty 2