Boys basketball recap (Jan. 16): DCHS, AHS

January 16, 2022 | 12:04 am

Updated January 16, 2022 | 2:09 am

The Panthers were able to snag a nice home win on Saturday, while Apollo’s losing streak continued on the road.

Daviess County vs. Trigg County

Holding Trigg County to single digits through the first three quarters of play, the Panthers defended its way to a 53-38 home win on Saturday.

Daviess County got off to a slow start offensively, but by holding the Wildcats to seven points they took a 12-7 lead into the second.

The Panthers expanded on their lead there, limiting Trigg County to single digits once again as they took a 25-14 lead into halftime.

Neither team was able to gain much momentum out of the locker room, with both teams being held to single digits. Daviess County had the slight edge, hanging on to a 34-22 lead going into the fourth.

Both teams traded buckets in the fourth, as they had their strongest offensive quarters of the game. It was the Panthers who had control though, outscoring the Wildcats 19-16 to secure the 53-38 win.

Daviess County limited Trigg County to 34% shooting on the day and a 1-13 clip from beyond the arc, while owning a 40% clip from the field themselves.

The Panthers were also able to get 12 points off of 14 Wildcats’ turnovers as well as winning the battle of the boards and earning 13 second chance points. 

Junior Cole Burch was the only player to finish in double figures, tallying 16 points and 15 rebounds on the day.

Grabbing back-to-back wins after a six-game losing streak, Daviess County now sits at 7-9 overall while they will look to grab a third straight home win against Meade County at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Apollo vs. Edmonson County

Unable to silence a scorching hot Wildcats offense throughout the game, first quarter struggles came back to bite Apollo as they fell 69-53.

Edmonson County wasted no time going to work on the offensive end, putting up 20 points in the quarter while getting nine points from deep. On the other end the Eagles struggled to get any momentum going and went into the second trailing 20-6.

Apollo bounced back and outscored the Wildcats 19-16 in the following quarter, but still trailed 35-26 at halftime.

The Eagles came out of the locker room looking to make up some more ground, but was narrowly outscored and trailed Edmonson County 52-40 going into the fourth.

Apollo’s misfortunes didn’t change in the fourth quarter, as they were unable to find a way to stop the Wildcats and ultimately lost 69-53.

Edmonson County hit nine threes on the night, while also shooting a remarkable 73% from the floor.

The Eagles shots 64% from the field, with senior Jaden Kelly leading the way with 17 points.

The loss extends Apollo’s losing streak to four games, as they fall to 2-14 and will look to bounce back in a home game against Breckinridge County at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

January 16, 2022 | 12:04 am

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