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Lady Owls Headed to Richmond – Champs of 14th Region All “A” Classic

Carly Smith - photo by Brenodn D. Miller - Bluegrass Sports Nation

Owsley County has now won the 14th Region All “A” Classic three times.

January 10, 2021 – BRADLEY CHARLES

The Owsley County Lady Owls won the 14th Region All “A” Classic on Sunday with a 44-39 victory over the Knott County Central Lady Patriots. After the half court and full court press worked tremendously well on Saturday, Owsley County pressed very little against Knott Central.

The game was low-scoring, which matched its slow and methodical tempo. The most points scored in one quarter by either team was 14. Despite the pace of play, the end of the game was action packed.

With less than 16 seconds remaining, the Lady Patriots had the possession, but the Lady Owls led 42-39. With only seven seconds remaining, Owsley County senior guard Lexy Lynch intercepted a pass that was intended for Knott County Central’s Keara Mullins. Lynch went all the way to the goal and scored with three seconds remaining to seal the game for the Lady Owls.

In the First Quarter:
Sophomore guard Abby Maggard made a 3-pointer and led all scorers with seven points for the Lady Patriots. For Owsley County, Lynch scored four points. Going into the second quarter, Knott Central led 9-7.

In the Second Quarter:
The Lady Owls outscored the Lady Patriots 10-6. Guards Carly Smith and Kenzie Herald led all scorers with four points for Coach Travis Smith’s team, while junior guard Brooke Mason made a 3-pointer for Knott County Central. At halftime, Owsley County led 17-15.

In the Third Quarter:
Lynch, Herald, Smith, Michaeh Johnson and Amelia Murray all scored for the Lady Owls. For the Lady Patriots, Mason and Mullins each scored four points. After three quarters of play, Owsley County held a 30-25 lead.

In the Fourth Quarter:
Freshman guard Carly Smith made two 3’s and scored 10 points for the Lady Owls. Smith’s clutch quarter played a crucial role in Owsley County’s victory. The final score was 44-39.

Owsley County Lady Wolves

Scoring by Quarters1st2nd3rd4thTotal
Knott County Central96101439
Owsley County710131444

Knott County Central – Abby Maggard 11, Brooke Mason 9, Kylie Gayheart 8, Keara Mullins 8, Presley Fletcher 3.

Owsley County – Carly Smith 18, Lexy Lynch 11, Kenzie Herald 8, Michaeh Johnson 4, Amelia Murray 4.

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