Aces offense struggles in loss to Eagles

December 3, 2021 | 12:04 am

Updated December 3, 2021 | 12:14 am

Unable to score double digits in all four quarters of play, Owensboro Catholic fell to Ohio County 53-29 in its second straight road game.

Using a balanced offensive attack, the Eagles came right out of the gates looking to take control of the game by taking a 20-8 lead going into the second quarter.

The Aces made some progress defensively in the second quarter, limiting Ohio County to 10 points. However, their offense continued to falter, as the Eagles held them to six points and went into the second half owning a 30-14 lead.

Coming out of the locker room Owensboro Catholic continued its strong defensive play, holding Ohio County to six points. This led to the first quarter where the Aces outscored the Eagles, earning eight points.

Up 36-22 going into the fourth quarter, Ohio County made sure to close the game out strong with junior Parker Culbertson and Josh Manning combining for 14 of its 17 points in the quarter.

This was all the Eagles needed to put a bow on a home win over Owensboro Catholic, defeating them 53-29.

The Aces were able to limit Ohio County’s role players, while Culbertson and Manning led the charge for the Eagles by finishing with 17 and 15 points respectively.

Owensboro Catholic had five players score on the night, with junior Parker Gray serving as the only player finishing in double figures with 12 points.

Now sitting at 0-2, the Aces will look to bounce back when they host Calloway County at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Independence Bank Classic.

December 3, 2021 | 12:04 am

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