Apollo 72, Breckinridge County 66
Apollo’s Landon Hamilton and Breckinridge County’s Kason Morris battled the entire game Monday and while Morris won edged Hamilton by four points, it was the Eagles that eventually won the war to grab their first win of the year and the first victory of the Mark Starns era at Apollo.
Morris led all scorers with 33 points while Hamilton finished with 29 to lead Apollo in the 72-66 win over the Tigers.
The Eagles led after each quarter as they were able to keep some distance between them and Breck as Hamilton had 15 points in the second half to help put the game away.
Harrison Bowman also had a big night for Apollo as he finished with 19 points, including 9 in the fourth quarter. Dan St. Clair added 11 in the victory for the Eagles.
Apollo (1-2) plays at Webster County Friday.
Apollo 48, Meade County 44
The Apollo E-gals shutout Meade County in the fourth quarter Friday to steal a victory from the Lady Waves.
Apollo outscored Meade 16-0 in the final frame after trailing by 12 heading into the fourth to grab the 48-44 win inside Eagle Arena.
“I’m proud of the fight in the fourth quarter,” AHS coach Natalie Payne said, “Players began focusing on the defensive end, and our defense created offense for us. Hats off to Meade County, they had our backs against the wall for 3/4 of the game.”
Senior Kassidy Daugherty led the E-gals with 12 points as she scored eight in the final frame. Amaya Curry also finished in double digits with 12 points after going 5-of-6 from the free-throw line, including 4-for-4 in the fourth.
Meade’s Peyton Bradley led all scorers with 16 points.
Apollo (2-1) hits the court again tonight as it takes on Bosse in Evansville.
Daviess County 56, Hancock County 50
Daviess County (3-0) had three players in double figures as the Lady Panthers are off to their best start since 2015 when they started the season 9-0.
DC and the Hornets battled throughout but it was the Panthers that strung together enough points for the 56-50 victory.
Adylan Ayer led Daviess with 14 points as she came through in the clutch with 10 points in the fourth quarter.
Katie Mewes (13 points) and Lily Hoagland (11 points) also had big days as Hoagland score nine points in the second half to help aid in the victory.
Hancock County was led by Bailey Poole’s 16 points.
The Lady Panthers look to continue their hot streak Friday as they take on 9th District foe Owensboro in a varsity only contest at 6 p.m. at OHS.
Ohio County 52, Owensboro 43
Ohio County used a big fourth quarter to put away Owensboro Monday to put the Lady Devils at 1-2 before they host back-to-back home games this week.
The Lady Eagles got by OHS 52-43 behind a 19 points from Addie Bullock.
“I was so proud of my girls and how they fought back in the game after being down double digits in the second quarter,” Lady Devil coach Jansen Locher said. “We took the lead in the fourth and just ran out of gas. We get another opportunity to get better tomorrow against Grayson, before we prepare for our first district game against DC.”
Tamia Smith and Alyrica Hughes each finished with 12 points for OHS in the loss as the duo combined for 11 points in the final frame.
Owensboro hosts Grayson County tonight at OHS then will take on Daviess County on Friday in a 9th District tilt.
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