Boys basketball recap (Jan. 22): DCHS, AHS

January 23, 2022 | 12:05 am

Updated January 23, 2022 | 12:47 am

Daviess County was able to cling on to its lead against Campbellsville for a win to close the weekend, while the Eagles’ struggles continued as they fell to Monroe County.

Daviess County vs. Campbellsville.

Using a strong fourth quarter to seal the deal, Daviess County’s consistent offense helped them fight off the Eagles for a 49-45 win.

Junior Cole Burch gave the Panthers an instant boost out of the gates, scoring eight points and helping them take a 10-6 lead into the second.

Campbellsville was able to crack double-digits in the second quarter to outscore Daviess County, but they still went into halftime trailing 17-16.

Unable to create much distance from the Eagles in the third, eighth grader Jonathan Moss hit a pair of threes that did allow them to grow the Panthers lead to 31-29 and send them into the fourth for a nailbiter.

Senior Jay Milburn (10) and sophomore Landon Colvin (six) did all they could to mount a comeback win for Campbellsville by combining for all 16 of the team’s points in the fourth.

However, Daviess County got offensive output from five different players to create a balanced attack and come away with the 49-45 win.

Burch led the way with 14 points while also recording 11 rebounds and three steals, as senior Max Dees was the only other player in double figures with 10 points.

The Panthers are now riding a four-game winning streak and advance to 8-9 overall, as they have a day off before looking to move to .500 when they take on Henderson County on the road at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

Apollo vs. Monroe County

After leading Monroe County following the first half, the Eagles were unable to find an answer for them defensively and ultimately fell 60-46.

Apollo’s offense had a balanced and consistent offensive game in the first half, while also holding the Falcons to single digits in the second en route to a 26-22 lead at halftime.

But Monroe County had other ideas in the second half, coming out of the locker room guns blazing from deep. The Falcons were able to get 12 points from beyond the arc, while stunting the Eagles offense and taking a 42-36 lead into the fourth.

It was much of the same for Apollo in the fourth, as its offense sputtered and couldn’t stop Monroe County. The Falcons went 9-12 to get half of its points from the charity stripe in the fourth, putting a bow on a 60-46 win.

Sophomore Eli Masterson led the Eagles with 15 points, while junior Zjhan Tutt had 10 points as the only other player in double figures.

Apollo has now lost seven straight and falls to 2-17 before they have to hit the road to take on Russellville at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

January 23, 2022 | 12:05 am

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