Girls basketball recap (Dec. 11): AHS, DCHS, OHS

December 12, 2021 | 12:05 am

Updated December 12, 2021 | 12:42 am

Apollo, Daviess County and Owensboro girls basketball couldn’t muster up enough offense on Tuesday night, losing in their respective matchups.

Apollo vs. McCracken County

The E-gals made their way to the U.S. Bank Shootout on Saturday, falling to McCracken County 66-45 thanks to dominating performances from junior Destiny Thomas and sophomore Claire Johnson.

Apollo got off to a slow start offensively, scoring single digits while Thomas and Johnson combined for 12 of the Lady Mustangs 16. 

Up 16-8 going into the second quarter, McCracken County’s defense continued to stifle the E-gals offense. 

They were limited to eight points in the quarter, while Thomas replicated her first quarter to finish with 16 points going into the second half. With a little help from junior Caroline Sivills, the Lady Mustangs jumped out to a 33-16 lead.

Apollo’s offense began to pick up in the second half in large part to senior Amaya Curry, but McCracken County was reeling as they exploded for 23 points in the third. Johnson had 11 points in the quarter, leading the Lady Mustangs to a 56-31 lead going into the fourth.

The E-gals were able to outscore McCracken County in the fourth quarter, but their early struggles were too much to overcome as they fell to the Lady Mustangs 66-45.

Thomas led the Lady Mustangs with 22 points while Johnson (20) and Sivills (10) both finished in double figures as well.

Curry led Apollo with 22 points while senior Shelbie Beatty was the only other player to finish in double figures with 10 points.

The loss extends the E-gals losing streak to three games, as they will look to bounce back when they host Union County at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Daviess County vs. Logan County

Second quarter struggles came back to bite Daviess County on Saturday, as Logan County defended its home court with a 48-43 win.

Both teams were trading buckets in the first quarter, as the Lady Cougars outscored the Lady Panthers 15-14.

Junior Adylan Ayer was dominant in the opening quarter, hitting two threes and scoring 10 of Daviess County’s 14. Meanwhile, senior Kadyn Costello led the charge for Logan County by scoring eight of the team’s 15.

The Lady Panthers offense didn’t have the same success in the second quarter, as they were limited to two threes. The Lady Cougars took advantage of this, scoring 11 points in the quarter and taking a 26-20 lead into the second half.

Daviess County came out of the locker room looking to make a comeback, cutting its deficit to 34-30 going into the fourth.

However, despite the Lady Panthers best efforts, Logan County hung onto its lead by outscoring them 14-13 in the fourth quarter and securing the 48-43 win.

Ayer led Daviess County on the night with 12 points, while freshman Lily Hoagland also finished in double figures with 10 points.

The loss moves the Lady Panthers 3-3 overall, as they will look to bounce back when they return to the hardwood on the road against Ohio County at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Owensboro vs. Meade County

A strong first half offensively from Meade County was the key to a 55-31 home loss for the Lady Devils on Saturday.

It was a close battle in the first quarter, as the Lady Waves used a trio of threes to help them grab a 15-10 lead going into the second.

Meade County’s offense remained prolific in the second quarter, lighting it up from three to score 12 of its 24 points in the quarter. Meanwhile, Owensboro struggled and was limited to five points, leaving them trailing 39-15 at halftime.

The Lady Devils were able to stifle the Lady Waves offense in the second half, limiting them to 16 points. Meanwhile, they weren’t able to muster up enough offense of their own, falling to Meade County 55-31.

Senior Aubrey Hardesty led all scorers with 15 points on the night, while freshman Peyton Bradley also finished in double figures with 13.

Sophomore Alyrica Hughes led the way for Owensboro with 14 points, while sophomore Lizzy Phillips was the second-leading scorer on the team with 10 points.

Losing their second straight and falling to 4-3, the Lady Devils will look to bounce back when they have a road matchup with Hancock County at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

December 12, 2021 | 12:05 am

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