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Basketball recaps (Feb. 20)

February 21, 2021 | 12:04 am

Updated February 20, 2021 | 8:55 pm

By Owensboro Times

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Barren County 73, Apollo 31

The Apollo Eagles couldn’t find their footing in their first game since returning from their second quarantine as Barren County took down AHS Saturday afternoon at the Sportscenter.

The Trojans jumped out to a lead and never gave it up as they beat Apollo 73-31.

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Barren County’s Taye Pointer led all scorers with 24 points in the game.

Apollo’s Harrison Bowman and Eli Masterson each finished with 7 points to lead the Eagles.

The Eagles now stand at 2-8 as they take on Muhlenberg County Monday on the road.

Lyon County 76, Daviess County 66

The Daviess County Panthers played one of their best games of the season but it wasn’t enough as 2nd Region foe Lyon County took down DC at the Owensboro Sportscenter Saturday in the Independence Bank Classic.

Lyon County’s Travis Perry dropped a game-high 36 points as the Lyons grabbed the 76-66 victory over the Panthers.

DC coach Neil Hayden said he’s proud of how he team hung tough with the Lyons.

“I told our guys they’re playing hard,” he said. “For two practices in almost 14 days, I think we got better at some things that we’ve been stressing. We’re just going to keep playing and hopefully just chipping away.”

Daviess County came out of the gate strong as they held a lead in the first quarter but the Lyons led 19-17 after one 39-35 at the break.

Lyon County’s lead got to double digits in the second half as the Panthers couldn’t muster the offense in the final few minutes.

DC’s Cole Burch (24 points) and Camron Johnson (20 points) led the way for the Panthers while Max Dees also added 10 points.

The Panthers play Tuesday at Logan County before back-to-back 9th Districts. They’ll play Apollo Friday at DC then take on Owensboro at OHS on Saturday.

Union County 74, Trinity 54

Trinity couldn’t keep up with four Union County Braves in double figures as UC handed the Raiders their third-straight loss.

Raider junior Landon Huff finished with 21 points but it wasn’t enough as Trinity fell 74-54 to the Braves.

Kaleb Kanipe scored 21 points to lead Union County with Eli Mackey (14 points), Izaiah Manuel (13 points) and Ethan Corbett (11 points) having solid games.

Gavin Howard and Bailey Wright each added 10 points for the Raiders.

Trinity (5-9) plays at Butler County on Monday.

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Ryle 70, Owensboro Catholic 49

Owensboro Catholic fell to its third top-10 opponent this season as they were taken down by Ryle at the Coin Flip Classic Saturday at Bullitt East.

The Lady Raiders took the game 70-49 as they’re now 13-2 on the year with their losses coming against Sacred Heart and George Rogers Clark.

Camille Conkright led the Lady Aces with 11 points as she was the lone Catholic player in double digits.

Hailee Johnson (9 points) and Ally Maggard (8 points) also had solid games for OC.

Catholic has lost three straight and are 8-6 on the year. They’re at Henderson County on Monday.

Henderson County 56, Daviess County 22

The Henderson County Lady Colonels held Daviess County without a field goal in the first frame as the 2nd Region power cruised by the Lady Panthers Saturday in the second game of the Independence Bank Classic at the Owensboro Sportscenter.

Henderson County took the game 56-22 as the Lady Panthers had just eight points at halftime.

The Lady Colonels were led by Sadie Wurth’s 15 points as she scored all 15 in the first half. Kaytlan Kemp added 11 points in the victory for Henderson.

Adylan Ayer led DC with six points in the loss.

The Lady Panthers have now lost three-straight games as they’ll look to right the ship Tuesday at home against Ohio County.

Union County 55, Trinity 43

The Trinity Lady Raiders were dealt their third-straight loss Saturday as they fell to Union County in Whitesville.

The Bravettes controlled the game and took down THS 55-43 despite 22 points from junior Cassidy Morris.

Katherine Hibbitt added 8 points for the Lady Raiders in the loss.

Trinity continues its long homestand Monday when they host Owensboro at 6 p.m.

2021 basketball coverage is presented in part by Rhoads & Rhoads Attorneys at Law.

February 21, 2021 | 12:04 am

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