Owensboro boys basketball poised for 3rd Region Championship in 2022-23 season

November 27, 2022 | 12:05 am

Updated November 27, 2022 | 2:35 am

Following a strong season a year ago, the Red Devils are poised to compete for a regional title with a number of key returning players.

Owensboro finished 22-8 overall last season, winning a 9th District Championship while falling just shy of competing for the 3rd Region Championship. The Red Devils were led by the dynamic backcourt tandem of now SIC Falcon Amari Robinson-Wales and senior Kenyatta Carbon.

Robinson-Wales averaged 19.6 ppg and 5.2 rpg, while Carbon led the team with his 20.3 ppg and 7.8 rpg. Carbon will be the likely leader for the 2022 campaign after wrapping up his high school football career, but he will have plenty of help joining him.

Owensboro returns fellow seniors Cayman Powell, Jalen Rogers, Talas Taylor and Kanye Johnson, all of which started or were a crucial part of its rotation. The Red Devils will also have returning guards in junior Dayshaun Sanders, sophomore Will Hume and Keaton Huges who will look to add a spark to the Red Devils’ up-tempo style of play.

They will also have a familiar face as a new weapon for the team, as former Daviess County guard Jonathan Moss has transferred to Owensboro for his freshman season. Last year Moss was the starting point guard as an eighth grader for 25 of the team’s 28 games, now bringing a year of growth and experience to the Red Devils.

With a slew of upperclassmen returning to the roster along with Moss and other players who will take on bigger roles this season, Head Coach Rod Drake believes that Owensboro has what it takes to compete for some hardware in 2022.

“We expect to contend for the Regional Title,” Drake said. “We had a great summer. Everyone showed up, developed some chemistry and if we stay on the same page, we can improve from last year.”

November 27, 2022 | 12:05 am

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