Boys basketball recap (Jan. 28): OHS, DCHS, AHS

January 29, 2023 | 12:05 am

Updated January 29, 2023 | 12:53 am

Owensboro flipped the script in the second half against Hopkinsville for a comeback win thanks to a late three from freshman Jonathan Moss on Saturday, while Daviess County and Apollo couldn’t muster up enough offense in its respective losses.

Owensboro vs Hopkinsville

The Red Devils turned things around offensively in the second half, allowing them to complete a comeback 67-66 win over Hopkinsville on Saturday thanks to a game-winning three late from Jonathan Moss.

Owensboro had dug themselves heading into halftime, as first half struggles offensively led to a 36-22 deficit. But the Red Devils got contributions from six different players in the third, helping them cut it to a 50-42 game going into the fourth.

The Tigers still grabbed 16 points in the final quarter, but a monster quarter from Owensboro—including 10 of Kenyatta Carbon’s 22 points—had them in a battle going down to the wire. Carbon’s dynamic scoring in the fourth allowed him to open things up when they needed it most, as he brought the ball up and drove to the left elbow after receiving a screen from Ji Webb before hitting Moss on the left wing for a three with five seconds to go to secure the 67-66 win.

Bubba Leavell led all scorers with 27 points, while Antonio Williams also finished in double figures for the Tigers with 18. Carbon finished with a team-leading 22, while Webb had 13 and Moss added 11.

Back-to-back wins move Owensboro to 13-7 overall, as they now have some time to prepare for a district matchup against Apollo at 7 p.m. at home on Friday, Feb. 3.

Daviess County vs Webster County

Despite winning the turnover battle, the Panthers struggled from deep and at the charity stripe en route to a 58-54 loss to Webster County at home on Saturday.

Daviess County found themselves trailing early, going down 14-11 heading into the second thanks to a pair of threes giving the Trojans a slight edge. This carried into the ensuing quarter, as Webster County knocked down five threes as a team and went into halftime owning a 33-25 lead because of it.

The Panthers were able to bounce back and outscore the Trojans coming out of the locker room, but Jarvis Starks Scott (six) and Deshawn Murphy (six) combined for all of Webster County’s points in the quarter to stay out in front 45-38. Daviess County was able to outscore the Trojans again by three in the fourth quarter, but it was too little too late as the Panthers ultimately fell 58-54.

Webster County had three different players in double figures in the win, while junior Gage Phelps and senior Evan Hillard finished with 20 and 12 points respectively for Daviess County. The Panthers fall to 9-12 overall with the loss, as they’ll look to bounce back in their fourth straight home game when they take on Muhlenberg County at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 31.

Apollo vs Allen County-Scottsville

A huge third quarter for Allen County-Scottsville was the key to a third straight road loss for the Eagles on Saturday, as they couldn’t muster up enough offense in the 46-39 defeat.

Both teams got off to a slow start, but the Patriots were able to take a 13-11 lead into the second after trading buckets back and forth with Apollo. Neither team was able to turn things around in the next quarter either, as a combined five points between the two led to Allen County-Scottsville holding a 15-14 lead at halftime.

But in the third quarter Blayne Moore (nine) and Chase Ross (nine) combined for 18 of the Patriots 20 points to take a 35-24 lead over the Eagles heading into the fourth. Apollo was able to outscore Allen County-Scottsville in the fourth, but it wasn’t enough as they ultimately fell 46-39.

Sophomore Kobe Kelly and senior Zjhan Tutt were the only players to score more than six for the Eagles on Saturday, finishing with 16 and 13 points respectively. Apollo falls to 4-17 overall with the loss, as they will look to bounce back on the road Tuesday against Union County at 6 p.m.

January 29, 2023 | 12:05 am

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