Hughes, Carter-Swanagan’s career night leads to Lady Devils win

January 9, 2022 | 12:03 am

Updated January 9, 2022 | 12:52 pm

Trailing by eight at halftime, sophomore A’Lyrica Hughes and eighth grader Unique Carter-Swanagan put on an offensive showcase in the second half and led Owensboro to a 67-54 win over Caldwell County.

Struggling to find any offensive rhythm in the first half, the Lady Devils found themselves down 31-23 at halftime.

Sitting at a make-or-break point in the game, Owensboro’s offense came alive in the third quarter. Carter-Swanagan was on fire, scoring half of the Lady Devils’ 24 points.

With Owensboro’s defense limiting the Lady Tigers to 12 points as a team, it took a 47-43 lead into the fourth.

The Lady Devils’ momentum didn’t falter in the fourth, as they were able to stifle Caldwell County once again by holding them to 10 points.

Doubling the Lady Tigers offensive production, Owensboro put the finishing touches on a 67-54 victory to give themselves back-to-back wins for the first time since the first week of the season.

Hughes was the usual leader in scoring with 22 points on the night, while Carter-Swanagan put up a career-high 20 points.

The Lady Devils now sit at 9-8 overall and will look to earn their second three-game winning streak of the season when they take on Trinity (Whitesville) at home at 6 p.m. on Monday.

January 9, 2022 | 12:03 am

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