Lady Owls improve to 7-1 on season
BOONEVILLE – January 20, 2021 – BRENDON D. MILLER
Letcher made the long trek to Booneville on Wednesday Night for a matchup of champions. Letcher, the defending 14th Region Champion, took the floor in The Palace at 3-3 on the season but 2-1 against 14th Region teams. Owsley, the 14th Region All A Champion, started the action at 6-1 and with all those games against 14th Region teams.
The game was streamed LIVE on BSN YouTube
Owsley’s big three of Carly Smith, Lexy Lynch and Kenzie Herald each began the game on point with Smith scoring seven, Lynch four, and Herald three in the quarter for all Lady Owl points. Letcher got three a piece from their two leaders, Brooke Bates and Kaylee Banks, along with a big 3-pointer from Freshman Jaylin Whitt. End of the First, Owsley led 14-11.
The two teams played to a 10-10 tie in the Second. Bates knocked down two 3-pointers for the Lady Cougars and Banks had two baskets for all of the Letcher points. Lynch hit a three and two free throws for five, while 8th grader Addison Terry hit a big three for the Lady Owls. At the half, Owsley maintained their three point lead, 24-21.
The teams again played to a tie in the Third with seven points each. Smith with four and Lynch with three provided all the scoring for Owsley. Letcher got baskets from Loren Boggs, Tori Holcomb, and Kiera Couch. Headed to the Fourth, Owsley 31 – Letcher 28.
It was a slugfest down the stretch as Boggs led the Letcher run with six and Bates added four. Owsley ended the way they started with Smith, Lynch and Herald insuring the dub with Smith tallying seven, including a dagger 3-pointer from the left corner, Herald with three, and Lynch a perfect four for four from the line.
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OWSLEY COUNTY – Carly Smith 18, Lexy Lynch 16, Kenzie Herald 8, Addison Terry 4.
LETCHER CENTRAL – Brooke Bates 14, Loren Boggs 10, Kaylee Banks 7, Tori Holcomb 4, Jayline Whitt 3, Kiera Couch 2.