Owensboro 72, Hopkinsville 46
The Red Devils (18-7) dominated the Tigers (16-11) from start to finish for their seventh win in a row and 11th in 12 games.
Amari Wales and Gavin Wimsatt combined for 14 points in the opening quarter to put Owensboro up 23-15, and they added to the lead the rest of the way. The Devils forced 14 turnovers in the first half on their way to a 39-24 lead.
Owensboro outscored the Tigers 17-4 in the third and a running clock went into effect midway through the fourth.
Dante Greer and Wimsatt each scored 15 points, and Darrion Wimsatt added 14. The Devils hit nine 3-pointers as a team.
Owensboro: Dante Greer 15, Gavin Wimsatt 15, Darrion Wimsatt 14, Amari Wales 8, Jaiden Greathouse 6, Aireon Phillips 6, Isaac Humphrey 4, Matt Brown 4, Javonte McHenry 2
Grayson County 55, Daviess County 52
Dakota Walden had another strong game and scored 28 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Panthers (10-13) were edged in overtime at home by the Cougars (14-14).
Daviess County trailed big early, falling into a 19-8 hole by the end of the first quarter. Walden scored 7 points in the second to trim the deficit to single digits, though the Panthers were still down 32-23 at the half.
Walden added 6 points in each of the final two periods as the Panthers slowly mounted a comeback, and they only allowed 2 points by the Cougars in the fourth to force overtime.
Walden scored all 7 of the team’s points in overtime, but Grayson County was able to come out on top.
Grayson Co. 19-13-11-2-10–55
Daviess Co. 8-15-13-9-7–52
Daviess Co.: Dakota Walden 28, Logan Hillard 9, Chase Luckett 8, Mason Payne 3, Gavan Ray 2, Camron Johnson 2
Castle 77, Owensboro Catholic 45
The Aces (15-10) fell behind early and couldn’t keep up in a road loss to Castle.
Catholic trailed 21-9 after the first quarter, and Castle extended the lead to 38-16 by halftime. The Aces continued to fall behind in the third period and only slightly closed the gap in the final frame.
John Parker led Catholic with 18 points and went 6-for-6 at the free throw line.
Catholic: John Parker 18, Ty Vincent 8, Ji Webb 6, Peyton Survant 4, Zach Cecil 4, Drew Hartz 3, Andrew Riney 2
Madisonville-North Hopkins 77, Apollo 38
The Eagles (3-24) weren’t able to keep up with the Maroons (23-5), who extended their win streak to 16 games. No stats were available from the game.
Daviess County 48, Union County 47
Katie Mewes caught the inbounds pass at midcourt, took three dribbles and banked in a runner at the buzzer to lift the Lady Panthers (7-21) past the Bravetts (8-13) on the road.
Daviess County used 5 points from Mewes in the opening period to take a 14-13 lead after the first quarter. Brooklyn Daugherty scored 8 in the second to help extend the advantage, and the Lady Panthers were up 28-23 at the half.
All 12 points for Daviess County in the third came off 3-pointers — they hit eight on the night — as they maintained their distance for a 40-34 lead heading into the final frame.
The Lady Panthers only got 8 points in the fourth, but the game-winner by Mewes was just enough to get the win.
Daviess Co. 14-14-12-8–48
Union Co. 13-10-11-13–47
Daviess Co.: Brooklyn Daugherty 11, Katie Mewes 9, Shealyn Mason 9, Kailey Bowers 7, Emma Johnson 6, Jersey Vanover 3