Owensboro’s defense pushes them past Lady Cougars

January 4, 2022 | 12:05 am

Updated January 4, 2022 | 1:27 am

The Lady Devils snuck away with a narrow win in a defensive showcase, shutting the door in the fourth to defeat Grayson County 28-22.

It was a slow start to the game on Monday, as sophomore A’Lyrica Hughes accounted for all five of Owensboro’s points. 

Meanwhile, the Lady Cougars got the majority of their offense from the free throw line en route to a 7-5 lead following the first quarter.

Hughes was held scoreless in the second as her teammates tallied five total points, as Grayson County did just enough to stay out in front 13-10 at halftime.

Thanks to eighth grader Unique Carter-Swanagan, the Lady Devils came out firing in the third quarter.

The young guard hit two threes and finished the third with seven of Owensboro’s 10 points, taking a 20-18 lead into the fourth.

Defense was the deciding factor in the fourth quarter, as Grayson County was held to just one basket.

While the Lady Devils only scored eight points in the fourth, holding the Lady Cougars to four allowed them to hold on for a 28-22 win.

Hughes was the only player in double figures with 10 points, as Owensboro snapped a two-game losing streak.

Now sitting at 8-8 overall, the Lady Devils will look to earn a winning record when they take on Caldwell County at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 8.

January 4, 2022 | 12:05 am

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