Owensboro Catholic outscores Cougars in final three quarters of home win

January 24, 2023 | 12:05 am

Updated January 23, 2023 | 9:59 pm

The Aces were able to bounce back from a rough start offensively on Monday, scoring their way to a 63-50 comeback win against Grayson County at home.

Owensboro Catholic quickly found themselves trailing in the first quarter, being held to single digits but holding their own defensively to keep it an 8-6 deficit. The Aces got going in the second quarter though, getting six points from senior guards Brian Griffith and Parker Gray as they outscored the Cougars to take a 25-23 halftime lead.

In the third quarter River Blanton tried to single handedly get the lead back with all 11 of Grayson County’s points, but Griffith (10) and sophomore Luke Beickman (eight) combined for 18 of Owensboro Catholic’s 21 to make it a 46-34 game. In the fourth it was Gray (eight) and Griffith (five) who helped close the door on the 63-50 win, combining for 13 of the team’s 17 to outscore the Cougars for the third consecutive quarter.

Griffith led the way with a pair of threes and 23 points, while Beickman and Gray both added 13 and sophomore Vince Carrico chipped in nine. With back-to-back wins Owensboro Catholic now sits at 18-2, heading into the All-A State Tournament against Cumberland County at 9:30 p.m. on Thursday.

January 24, 2023 | 12:05 am

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