Boys basketball recap (Dec. 22): OCHS, OHS

December 23, 2021 | 12:05 am

Updated December 22, 2021 | 9:22 pm

The Aces and Owensboro weren’t able to muster up enough offense in their respective matchups, falling to Hopkins County Central and Evansville Harrison.

Owensboro Catholic vs. Hopkins County Central

Parker Gray and Ji Webb put on a show for the Aces on Wednesday, but were unable to get enough help from their supporting cast as they fell to Hopkins County Central 57-55.

Marcus Eaves got the Storm going early, scoring 12 of their 17 points in the first quarter. Gray and Webb were leading the charge to match them point for point, as they finished with 12 and five respectively for Owensboro Catholic to go into the second tied at 17.

Both teams slowed down offensively in the second quarter, but it was the Aces who had the edge and went into halftime owning a 28-23 lead.

Owensboro Catholic remained out in front following the third quarter 41-38, as Gray picked up the slack with nine points as Webb was held scoreless by Hopkins County Central.

Eaves continued his strong play in the fourth quarter, determined to bring the Storm back out in front for a win. He had 10 points in the fourth getting help from Wesley Morris and Trevor Weldon to tally 19 points for Hopkins County Central.

Meanwhile, Gray and Webb combined for 12 points in the fourth but received just one other basket from their teammates, as it led to the 57-55 comeback win for the Storm.

Eaves led Hopkins County Central with 29 points, while Morris was the only other player in double figures with 12 points.

Gray led all scorers with 31 points—tying his season-high—while Webb put up double figures for the third straight game with 15 points. Outside of the talented duo, Owensboro Catholic didn’t have a single player score more than three points.

The loss moves the Aces to 4-6 on the season, as they will look to bounce back when they take on Russellville on Dec. 27 in the Mullen Megular Cat Classic.

Owensboro vs. Evansville Harrison

A slow start for the Red Devils came back to bite them on Wednesday, as Evansville Harrison played a consistent offensive game en route to a 76-61 win.

Owensboro got off to a slow start in the first quarter, as they were only able to score seven points with senior Amari Wales scoring two and junior Kenyatta Carbon being blanked.

With foul trouble ailing Carbon, he didn’t score again in the second quarter. However, junior Dylon Talbott picked up the slack to keep the Red Devils in it with 10 points.

Evansville Harrison’s offense was still clicking on all cylinders in the second quarter, leading them to a 43-28 lead going into halftime.

After picking up scoring in the second quarter, Wales had another strong outing in the third. He had nine of Owensboro’s 20 points, cutting its deficit to 58-48 going into the fourth.

Despite the Red Devils’ best efforts a comeback wasn’t in store with Evansville Harrison going 9-14 from the line in the fourth quarter, helping them outscore Owensboro and grab a 76-61 win.

Wales led Owensboro with 23 points, while Talbott followed closely behind with 19 points. Carbon had an uncharacteristic night as he was limited to eight points and fouled out in the game.

The loss moves the Red Devils to 8-3 overall on the season, as they will look to bounce back when they take on McLean County in the Independence Bank Classic on Dec. 29 at 3:15 p.m.

December 23, 2021 | 12:05 am

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