Girls basketball recap (Dec. 28): DCHS, AHS, OHS

December 29, 2021 | 12:04 am

Updated December 28, 2021 | 11:51 pm

The Lady Panthers and E-gals grabbed wins in their respective matchups on Tuesday, while Owensboro’s offensive struggles led to a loss.

Daviess County vs Hickman County

Putting on a clinic offensively, four Lady Panthers finished in double figures en route to a 73-26 blowout win over Hickman County.

Daviess County came out the gates and set the tone for the game, grabbing a 26-10 lead going into the second.

The Lady Panthers continued to grow their lead in the second, limiting Hickman County to five points and taking a 46-15 lead at halftime.

The dominant performance for Daviess County continued in the second half, as they outscored Hickman County 27-11 and grabbed a 73-26 victory.

Junior Adylan Ayer had a strong game in her return to the Lady Panthers, scoring 17 points while earning nine points from beyond the arc.

Freshman Lily Hoagland and senior Katie Mewes followed closely behind with 13 points each, while freshman Zoey Beehn tallied 11 on the day.

The win leaves Daviess County undefeated in the Western Kentucky Hoops Classic, as they now sit at 8-4 overall on the season.

The Lady Panthers have now won four straight, as they will look to stay strong when they take on Evansville Reitz at 7 p.m. on Jan. 3.

Apollo vs. Ohio County

Trailing at halftime, a strong defensive performance in the second half pushed the E-gals past Ohio County for a 39-36 win.

The Lady Eagles were able to get 12 points from beyond the arc in the first half, taking a 22-18 lead into the locker room.

In the third quarter Apollo flipped momentum its way, as they stifled Ohio County’s offense.

The Lady Eagles only scored three points in the quarter—all coming from free throws—as the E-gals took a 29-25 lead into the fourth.

While Ohio County outscored Apollo 11-10 in the fourth, its comeback efforts were too little too late as the E-gals grabbed the 39-36 win.

Senior Amaya Curry led the way for Apollo with 12 points, while sophomore Jenna Dant also finished in double figures with 10 points.

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for the E-gals, as they now sit at 5-7 overall on the season.

Looking to get back to an above .500 record, Apollo will try to make it two straight when they take on Evansville Christian at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Owensboro vs. Rockcastle County

The Lady Devils offense was unable to find the bottom of the net consistently in the second quarter, leading to a 62-41 loss to Rockcastle County.

The game got off to a slow start, with Owensboro grabbing a narrow 12-11 lead going into the second quarter.

Despite being out in front early, the Lady Rockets offense exploded in the second quarter by scoring 20 points. 

They also completely silenced the Lady Devils offense, holding them to just three points to take a 31-15 lead going into halftime.

Senior Alyrica Hughes and junior Chandler Worth did their best to try and make up some ground for Owensboro, combining for 11 of its 13 points in the third.

However, Rockcastle County matched them point for point, as the Lady Devils remained behind 51-28.

Hughes continued to lead the charge for Owensboro in the fourth, capping off a 15-point second half. 

But the Lady Rockets shut down the rest of the Lady Devils, while Owensboro couldn’t stop Rockcastle County offensively and fell 62-41.

Rockcastle County had four players finish in double figures, while Hughes led all scorers with 19 points for the Lady Devils.

The loss moves Owensboro to 6-6 overall on the season, as they will look to bounce back against Marshall County on Wednesday at 3 p.m.

December 29, 2021 | 12:04 am

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