Girls basketball recap (Dec. 29): THS, OCHS, OHS

December 30, 2021 | 12:05 am

Updated December 30, 2021 | 11:27 am

The Lady Aces went 2-0 on Wednesday, while Owensboro and Trinity (Whitesville) both split its games on the day.

Trinity vs. Central Hardin

A strong offensive performance in the first and fourth quarter made the difference for Central Hardin, as the Lady Raiders fell 53-47.

Despite senior Cassidy Morris and junior Josie Aull combining for 14 of the 16 first quarter points for Trinity, the Lady Bruins offense used its three-point shooting to take a 20-16 lead.

The second quarter was short of offense as Central Hardin outscored the Lady Raiders 7-4, with them taking a 27-20 lead at halftime.

Trinity came out of the locker room and clawed its way back into the game by outscoring them 15-8 in the third, tying the game at 35 going into the fourth.

Despite having momentum on their side, the Lady Raiders were unable to stifle the Lady Bruins offense.

Being outscored 18-12 in the fourth, Trinity lost to Central Hardin 53-47.

Morris led the way with 19 points for the Lady Raiders, while Aull finished with 14.

Trinity vs. Russellville

Minimizing Russellville’s offensive opportunities in the second and third quarter, Trinity was able to come away with a 49-38 win in its second game of the day.

The Lady Panthers grabbed an early lead after a slow first quarter, sitting out in front 12-9.

The Lady Raiders defense was determined to switch all momentum their way in the second quarter, holding Russellville to three points.

Meanwhile Trinity had scored 13 points, taking a 22-15 lead at halftime.

The Lady Raiders continued to stifle the Lady Panthers offense in the third, holding them to five points as they jumped out to a 36-20 lead going into the fourth.

Russellville’s offense was revived in the fourth quarter scoring 17 points, but they’d dug themselves too far of a hole as Trinity secured the 49-38 win.

Aull led the way with 20 points in the second contest of the day, as Morris followed with 17 points.

Splitting the games on Wednesday, the Lady Raider sit at 3-4. They will look to grab its second straight win on Jan. 3, when they have a 3rd Region duel with Owensboro Catholic at 5:30 p.m.

Owensboro Catholic vs. Taylor County

Holding Taylor County to 13 points or less every quarter, the Lady Aces dominated the Lady Cardinals 67-44.

Following the first quarter of play, Owensboro Catholic had gotten out to an 18-11 lead.

The Lady Aces were able to extend their lead in the second quarter thanks to sharp three-point shooting.

Hitting four threes, they were able to outscore Taylor County 20-10 and took a 38-21 lead into halftime.

Owensboro Catholic continued to stifle the Lady Cardinals offense in the third quarter, holding them to 10 points once again as they took a 55-31 lead into the fourth quarter.

Taylor County had its best offensive quarter of the game and even outscored the Lady Aces, but it wasn’t enough as Owensboro Catholic claimed a 67-44 win.

10 different players scored for the Lady Aces, with junior Katie Riney and sophomore Hailee Johnson leading the way with 13 points each.

Owensboro Catholic vs South Warren

After a strong offensive performance in the first quarter, the Lady Aces defense silenced South Warren en route to a 75-44 win.

Owensboro Catholic was on fire to open up the game, as they hit five threes en route to a 28-10 lead following the first quarter.

The Lady Spartans were able to make up some ground in the second, but thanks to 11 points the Lady Aces were able to hold onto a 39-27 lead at halftime.

Looking to take steps towards putting away the game, Owensboro Catholic came out of the second half firing on the offensive end.

Using a balanced offensive attack they were able to score 22 points in the third, taking a 61-37 lead going into the fourth.

Holding South Warren to single digits in the fourth, the Lady Aces were able to put a bow on a 75-44 win.

11 different players scored for Owensboro Catholic, with Johnson (14), senior Kingsley Goetz (11) and freshman Karmin Riley (10) all scoring in double figures.

Now riding a four-game winning streak, Owensboro Catholic sits at 9-4 overall on the season.

They will look to make it five straight on Thursday when they wrap up the First Bank Holiday Bash.

Owensboro vs Marshall County

Jada Driver’s offensive showcase for the Lady Marshals paired with solid team defense was too much to overcome for Owensboro, as the Lady Devils fell 56-19 in their first game of the day.

With sophomore A’lyrica Hughes earning seven of Owensboro’s 11 in the first, it was able to grab a small 11-9 lead going into the second quarter.

However, Marshall County was poised to take the game over thanks to Driver’s marksmanship.

Drilling three shots from beyond the arc, Driver helped the Lady Marshals to a 21-point second quarter.

On the other end the Lady Devils had been completely silenced, as junior Chandler Worth got the only point of the quarter at the free throw line and went into the second half trailing 30-12.

Owensboro’s luck didn’t turn around in the third quarter either, as Hughes and Worth combined for all three of its points.

Meanwhile Driver drilled three more from deep, as the Lady Marshals took a 47-15 lead into the fourth quarter.

It was a similar story for the Lady Devils in the fourth, as they couldn’t muster up enough offense and lost 56-19 to Marshall County.

Driver led all scorers with 30 points while hitting nine threes on the day, while Halle Langhi was the only other Lady Marshal in double figures with 10 points.

Nobody scored in double figures for Owensboro, as Hughes led the team with eight points.

Owensboro vs Oldham County

Outscoring Oldham County in each quarter, the Lady Devils offense consistently found the bottom of the net en route to a 48-43 win.

Hughes led Owensboro in the first quarter, scoring seven of the team’s nine points, taking a 9-7 lead in a slow start to the game.

The sophomore guard continued a strong first half in the second quarter, scoring seven more points and leading the Lady Devils to a 22-18 lead.

The Lady Colonels offense tried to make up some ground in the third quarter, but Owensboro matched them and remained out in front 35-31.

The Lady Devils stayed consistent, in the fourth quarter halting any chance of a comeback win for Oldham County. 

It was a narrow win for Owensboro, closing out the tournament with a 1-2 record with the 48-43 win.

Hughes led the way with 20 points, sophomore Lizzy Phillips finished with 11 points and sophomore Trinity Hogg chipped in eight points.

The win snapped a two-game losing streak, moving the Lady Devils 7-7 overall on the season.

Owensboro now has a few days off before its next contest, as they are set to take on Grayson County at 7 p.m. on Jan. 3.

December 30, 2021 | 12:05 am

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