Boys basketball recap (Jan. 21): THS, DCHS

January 22, 2023 | 12:04 am

Updated January 22, 2023 | 12:48 am

The Panthers grinded their way back for an overtime win against Warren East on Saturday, while the Raiders couldn’t recover from a slow start offensively in loss to Hopkins County Central.

Trinity (Whitesville) vs Hopkins County Central

Trinity (Whitesville) couldn’t slow down Hopkins County Central on Saturday, as Dayvontae Butcher and Drake Skeen combined for 53 points in an 80-65 win.

The Storm were red hot from the jump, grabbing 40 points with 20 in each quarter. The Raiders found themselves looking to claw back into the game after being held to five points in the first quarter, going into halftime trailing 40-21.

Trinity’s luck didn’t change much coming out of the locker room either, as they were limited to 12 points and went into the fourth down 58-33. The Raiders were able to flip the script in the fourth with senior Landon Huff grabbing 11 of 32 points in the fourth, but it was too little too late as they ultimately lost 80-65.

Huff led the way with 18 points, while senior Landon Smith had 16 and senior Nate Hernandez followed with 10. The Raiders fall to 10-9 with their second straight loss, as they will look to bounce back in a tough road matchup with Meade County at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Daviess County vs Warren East

Daviess County was able to bounce back from a rough start on the road against Warren East on Saturday, forcing overtime and securing a 60-58 win.

The Panthers got off to a slow start offensively, as they were limited to single digits and was trailing 14-9 after the first quarter. Senior Isaiah Andrews helped kickstart the Raiders offense with 11 points in the second, helping them take a 27-22 lead over Daviess County.

The Panthers then bounced back in the second half, outscoring Warren East 29-24 to force overtime tied up at 51-51. It was then that senior Denver Dickens knocked down a big three and pair of free throws, scoring half of Daviess County’s point to claim the 60-58 win.

Phelps led the way with 21 points, while Dickens followed behind with 13 points. The Panthers improve to 8-10 overall with the win, and will look to stay strong on Tuesday when they take on the Bluegrass Blazers at 7:30 p.m. at home.

January 22, 2023 | 12:04 am

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