Aces fend off late comeback from Christian County

January 25, 2022 | 12:04 am

Updated January 24, 2022 | 11:47 pm

A strong first half made the difference for Owensboro Catholic on Monday, holding off a late push from Christian County en route to a 52-50 home win.

Both teams got off to a bit of a slow start, with sophomore Darell Bateman being the lone star of the quarter.

He had eight of the Colonels 10 points, but the Aces matched him and they went into the knotted at 10-10.

But Owensboro Catholic’s offense exploded in the second, getting nine points from beyond the arc.

This helped them take ahold of the lead, outscoring Christian County and taking a 29-21 lead at halftime.

Just as it seemed the Aces could grow on their momentum and easily grab a win, the Colonels offense started clicking.

Christian County outscored Owensboro Catholic in the third, cutting its deficit to 40-34.

Bateman and sophomore Jordan Miles did all they could to try and claw their way back into, scoring 12 of the team’s 16 points. However, the hole they had dug themselves was too deep, and the Aces were able to secure the 52-50 win.

Juniors Ji Webb and Brian Griffith both led Owensboro Catholic with 15 points each, while junior Parker Gray followed behind with 12 points.

The win gives the Aces a three-game winning streak, as they improve to 11-9 before they hit the road to take on Pikeville at 10 a.m. on Thursday.

January 25, 2022 | 12:04 am

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