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Owls Cant Overcome 1st Half Deficit

Estill County jumped out to a 25-9 first quarter advantage, and although the Owls cut the margin a few times during the game, they were never able to threaten the Engineers thereafter.

Estill’s Parker Maybrier went off for five treys in the second quarter to help push his team to a 52-30 halftime lead. The Owls had five 3’s of their own during the quarter with Dylan Gay and Jake McCoy each making two and Wes Cope with one.

Owsley’s Jake McCoy had a huge third quarter, netting 17 points in the period and at one time the Owls closed to within 16 points of the visitors. Owsley won the third quarter by 8 points, 23-15.

The Engineers’ Peyton Riddle got on a roll in the second half and scored 19 of his 26 total points. He amassed most of them around the basket with offensive rebounds and put-backs. The fourth quarter was not good to the Owls, scoring just 6 points and losing the quarter 20-6. Final score of the game was Estill 88 Owsley 59.

Scoring for the game for the Owls:

Jake McCoy 22, Wes Cope 16, Dylan Gay 10, Chase Pryse 4, Keegan Herald 2, Erick Craft 5

Scoring for the Engineers:

Parker Maybrier 28, Peyton Riddle 26, Kenny Rose 14, Seth Schott 12, Casey Chaney 6, Rykin Brown 2, Levi Beckler 1

The game was a district contest and is important for post- season bracket  positioning for the district tournament. Estill is now 1-0 in district play and Owsley is 0-2.

All district games are usually double headers with the girls but the Lady Owls had to change their game due to their participation in the WYMT Mountain Classic. Their home game with Estill has been moved to February 6.

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