Apollo struggled in its second straight road loss to open up the season on Friday night, while Owensboro was able to grab a double-digit win on the road against Evansville Christian.
Owensboro vs Evansville Christian
The Red Devils were on fire in the second half on Friday night, spoiling Josiah Dunham’s 26-point night in a 71-53 win on the road.
Owensboro got off to a good start in the road contest, as senior Talas Taylor led the way to a 26-20 halftime lead with all seven of his points coming in the first half. It was the second half where the Red Devils really took off, getting 16 of the team’s 22 points in the third from freshman Jonathan Moss (10 points) and senior Ethan Pendleton (six points).
While Dunham did his best to forge a comeback for Evansville Christian with 12 points in the fourth, senior Kenyatta Carbon pitched in nine of Owensboro’s 23 fourth-quarter points en route to the 71-53 win.
Moss led the Red Devils with 16, while Carbon added 15 and Pendleton added 14 to combine for over half of the team’s offense (45 points). Owensboro starts the season 2-0 with the win, as they will now take the weekend off before returning to game action against Warren Central at 7:15 p.m. at home on Monday.
Apollo vs Webster County
The Eagles couldn’t get going offensively on Friday night, while Webster County was firing on all cylinders at home and handed Apollo a 69-34 loss.
The Trojans set the tone for the game right from the jump, as senior Jaren Stites was the only player to score for the Eagles as they went into the second quarter down 20-5. Apollo was never able to gain much traction on the night, as 12 different players scored for Webster County and the Eagles ultimately fell 69-34.
Stites was the only player for Apollo to eclipse eight points on the night, finishing as the only player in double figures with 13 points. The Eagles start the season sitting 0-2, as they will now take a week to prepare for another road test against Owensboro Catholic at the Sportscenter at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9.