Owensboro Catholic 60, Madisonville-North Hopkins 56
The Owensboro Catholic Aces start the season 3-0 after winning their second game in as many days against a 2nd Region opponent.
The Aces edged last year’s 2nd Region champion Madisonville-North Hopkins 60-56 for their first 3-0 start since 2018-19.
Catholic trailed 18-10 after the first quarter but turned in around in the second as they led 29-23 at the break.
The Aces dropped 20 points in the fourth to seal their third victory of the season.
Brian Griffith led the way with 19 points while Ji Webb added 15 in the win. Parker Gray also finished in double digits with 11 points.
Madisonville’s Kale Gaither led all scorers with 29 points while Landon Cline added 12 points.
Catholic plays Monday against McLean County in the 3rd Region All “A” Classic Tournament.
Bethlehem 69, Apollo 57
The Apollo E-gals couldn’t keep up with Bethlehem Saturday afternoon as they fall to 1-1 on the year with a loss in the E-gals New Year’s Shootout.
The Banshees took the game 69-57 as Bethlehem starts the season 4-0.
Kassidy Daugherty led a trio of E-gals to finish with double digits as had 15 points in the loss. Shelbie Beatty (14 points) and Amaya Curry (11 points) also hit double figures.
Ella Thompson finished with a game-high 26 points to lead Bethlehem.
Apollo continues its four-game homestand to start the season as the E-gals take on Meade County Monday.
Daviess County 54, Trigg County 30
The Daviess County Lady Panthers used stifling defense to take down Trigg County 54-30 Saturday for their first 2-0 start since 2015-16.
DC coach John Kirkpatrick said his defense came to play.
“Defense was solid tonight, it really came through for us when shots were not falling,” he said. “Proud of our kids.”
The Lady Panther defense wasted no time in locking down the Wildcats as they held Trigg to just nine points in the first half.
Adylan Ayer and Katie Mewes lead DC with 12 points a piece.
Daviess County has its second home game in a row Monday as the Panthers host Muhlenberg County.
Russellville 68, Trinity 41
The Trinity Lady Raiders had a late start to their season but were handed a loss in the open Saturday against Russellville.
The Lady Panthers cruised in the game, taking down Trinity 68-41.
The Lady Raiders are off until Friday when they host Edmonson County.
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