Girls basketball recap (Jan. 21): OCHS, AHS, DCHS

January 22, 2023 | 12:05 am

Updated January 23, 2023 | 11:53 am

Owensboro Catholic and the Lady Panthers were able to grab road wins in their respective matchups on Saturday, while the E-gals couldn’t muster up enough offense in a home loss to Graves County.

Owensboro Catholic vs Southwestern

Southwestern didn’t have an answer for the trio of junior Hailee Johnson and sophomores Karmin Riley and Aubrey Randolph on Saturday, as the three combined for all but five points of a 46-43 win for the Lady Aces.

The Lady Aces got off to a strong start by holding Southwestern to a lone three in the first, while Riley hit a pair and grabbed eight points to help them take a 14-3 lead. But the roles reversed in the second, as Southwestern exploded for 21 points while Owensboro Catholic was held to single digits and went into halftime trailing 24-21.

But the Lady Aces came out of the locker room determined defensively, holding Southwestern to single digits while Randolph grabbed nine of their 11 to take a narrow 32-31 lead into the fourth. Randolph had another strong quarter in the fourth alongside Johnson, as they scored seven and six respectively to lead them to the 46-43 victory.

Randolph led the way with 18 points, while Johnson added 12 and Riley chipped in 11. The Lady Aces third straight win moves them to 16-4 overall, as they now have almost a week off before hitting the road to take on North Hardin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28.

Apollo vs Graves County

Offensive struggles ailed the E-gals on Saturday, as they were unable to stifle Graves County in a 51-45 home loss.

Apollo got a strong start in the first half from freshman Kennedy Lane (14), but still couldn’t to muster up enough offense in the first half and went into halftime trailing the Lady Eagles 24-18. The E-gals couldn’t find a rhythm coming out of the locker room either, as Lane scored 17 of the team’s 27 in the second half and ultimately fell 51-45.

Lane led the way with 31points in the contest, continuing her strong stretch of performances and serving as the only E-gal in double figures. Apollo falls to 6-15 overall with the loss, as they will look to bounce back on Tuesday on the road against Ohio County at 7 p.m.

Daviess County vs Marshall County

The Lady Panthers impressive defensive performance in the first half led them to a 49-41 road win over Marshall County on Saturday.

Daviess County got off to a rough start offensively with just six points in the first, but were able to limit the Lady Marshals as well to take a 6-5 lead into the second. Sophomore Zoey Beehn then chipped in six of the team’s 12 the following quarter, while holding Marshall County to single digits as well to take a 18-12 halftime lead.

Senior Adylan Ayer helped the Lady Panthers keep their foot on the gas coming out of the locker room, knocking down two threes and scoring 10 of their 17 to build their lead to 35-25 going into the fourth. Ayer tallied eight more in the fourth, while freshman Briley Henry added five, as it was too late for Marshall County to outscore them in a quarter and fell 49-41.

Ayer led all scorers with 24 points, while Beehn scored 10 and Henry followed close behind with eight. Daviess County improves to 10-12 overall with the win, as they will look to stay hot against Webster County at 7:30 p.m. on Monday.

January 22, 2023 | 12:05 am

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