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Lady Owls Go To 3-0 in District With Win Over Powell

Booneville, Ky – January 22, 2024 – Deron Mays

Owsley County broke open a close contest in the second half and went on to defeat Powell County 59-35 in Booneville Monday. The victory moved the Lady Owls to 3-0 in the district. There’s two district games remaining, one with Estill and one with Lee for the important bracket seeding position in the district tournament.

The Lady Owls came out of the gate a little lethargic and had trouble connecting on many of their shots. Their biggest success came when they got the ball in the paint to 6’2 freshman center Macey Brown, who had 10 of Owsley’s 22 first half points.

Powell has traditionally played Owsley a slow paced game, which is more to their liking but not to Owsley’s, who prefer an up and down fast game. The Lady Pirates succeeded in the first quarter holding the score to a 14-14 tie and were only down 6 at halftime at 22-16.

Owsley came alive in the third quarter with a big run to outscored Powell 18-4 and double up the score at 40-20 heading into the fourth quarter. From that point on it was only a matter of what the final score would be as Owsley cruised to a 24 point victory.

Owsley was not as sharp as they usually are from behind the arc for the game, making only 4/18 from that range. But they made up the difference with some great drives to the basket and also by finding Brown in the low post. She scored in every quarter and finished with 24 points and also had 12 rebounds for a double-double. Addison Terry had a phenomenal rebounding game, grabbing 17 boards. She also added 8 points. Carly Smith ended with a triple-double, scoring 10 points, with 13 assists and 10 deflections. Laya Lynch scored 5 and turned in a good defensive performance. Shelby Murray scored 2 with 6 rebounds, Kenzie Grubb had 6 points on a pair of treys, and Kamilla Marcum scored 4 points and had 4 rebounds.

Owsley was able to contain Powell’s high scoring senior guard Mikyra Caudill to 11 points, well below her 23 ppg average. And the Lady Pirates Trinity Romans, who came into the game with a state leading 61 makes from behind the arc, was held to one 3 pointer until late in the fourth quarter when the game was out of reach and she connected on three from well beyond the 3 point line. She finished with a team high 16 points for Powell.

The Lady Owls now turn their attention to the All A Classic State Tournament in Corbin. They open up the first game of the tournament against 4th Region winner Cumberland County on Wednesday, January 24 at 8:30 AM. That is an early time for a game but it is the only way the All A can fit 8 games into one day. The boys will also have 8 games on Thursday.

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