Girls basketball recap (Dec. 14): DCHS, AHS, OHS

December 15, 2021 | 12:04 am

Updated December 15, 2021 | 1:57 am

Daviess County and Owensboro grabbed solid road wins on Tuesday, while Apollo was able to defeat Union County at home.

Daviess County vs. Ohio County

Blanking the Lady Eagles in the third quarter, the Lady Panthers used a strong second half to secure a 46-18 win on the road.

Daviess County got out to a 10-5 lead following the first quarter, but the two teams switched roles in the second quarter. Ohio County outscored the Lady Panthers 10-5 in the second quarter, sending the two teams into the second half tied at 15 all.

In the second half Daviess County put on a defensive clinic, silencing the Lady Eagles in the third quarter and holding them to just three points in the fourth.

Meanwhile, freshman Zoey Beehn (8) and junior Adylan Ayer (6) combined for 14 of the Lady Panthers’ 20 in the fourth, putting a bow on a 46-18 win over Ohio County.

Ayer led Daviess County with 11 points on the night, while Beehn finished right behind with nine and senior Katie Mewes finished with eight points.

Sitting at 3-3 overall, the Lady Panthers will look to stay in the win column when they take on Owensboro Catholic at 6 p.m. on Friday.

Apollo vs. Union County

A strong first half made the difference for the E-gals on Tuesday, as they defended their home court by grabbing a 45-34 over Union County.

Apollo jumped to an early lead following the first quarter, as senior Shelbie Beatty (5), senior Amaya Curry (4) and sophomore Jenna Dant (4) combined for all 14 of its points while holding the Bravettes to seven points.

The E-gals expanded on their lead in the second quarter, outscoring Union County 16-9 to walk into the second half owning a 29-16 lead.

The Bravettes were able to outscore Apollo in the second half narrowly, but they were unable to dig themselves out of the hole they made in the first half and fell to the E-gals 45-34.

Curry led all scorers with 16 points on the night, while Beatty finished close behind with 11 points for Apollo.

Snapping a three-game losing streak, the E-gals now sit at 3-4 and will look to move to .500 when they host Owensboro at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

Owensboro vs. Hancock County

Despite a massive fourth quarter for Hancock County, the Lady Devils were able to hold them off and grab a 60-55 win on the road to snap a two-game losing streak.

Using a balanced offensive attack led by sophomore Alyrica Hughes’ who finished with seven points in the first, Owensboro went into the second quarter owning a 21-14 lead.

Hughes continued to lead the charge in the second quarter, scoring eight of the Lady Devils’ 15 to take a 36-20 lead into the second half.

Both teams struggled to get much going offensively in the third quarter, but Owensboro was able to remain out in front with a 42-27 lead.

The Lady Hornets hit five threes and exploded for 29 points in the fourth quarter, but Hughes and sophomore Lizzy Phillips were able to close out a 60-55 win for the Lady Devils by combining for 15 of the team’s 28 in the fourth.

Hancock County had four players finish in double figures, while Hughes led all scorers with 28 points on the night.

Phillips chipped in eight points, while eighth grader Unique Carter-Swanagan and junior Chandler Worth finished with seven and six points respectively.

Now sitting at 5-3 after a nice road win, Owensboro will look to stay strong when they travel to take on Apollo at 5:30 p.m. on Friday.

December 15, 2021 | 12:04 am

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