Owsley County’s girls team wrapped up the 29 game regular season schedule with games last week against Jackson County, Jackson City and Clay County. The next game will be Tuesday at 6:00 pm against Estill County in the 56th District Tournament played at Owsley County.
The game with Jackson County was played Monday in Booneville. The two teams had already played in December in McKee with Owsley escaping with a 1 point win. Jackson County ran out to an 18-14 lead and increased it to 38-26 at the half, but Owsley came charging back in the third quarter, outscoring the visitors 14-6 to trail by 44-40 entering the last quarter of play. Owsley tied the game at 47-47 with just over 3 minutes left but from that moment to the end of the game Owsley had trouble making shots and the Lady Generals were finally able to extend the lead and win by a score of 62-52.
Lexy Lynch led Owsley in scoring with 17 points. Amelia Murray finished with 14 points and 9 rebounds. Kenzie Herald scored 11 points, Emilee McQueen 5, and Mic Johnson 3. Eden Lakes was tops for Jackson County with 17 points and Taya Davis had 14.
The game with Jackson City was played Tuesday on Senior Night as Owsley honored their lone senior team member, Emilee McQueen. The Lady Owls led 16-14 after the first period but outscored the Lady Tigers 15-2 in the second quarter to have a 31-16 halftime lead and coast in with a 72-48 victory. Owsley shot 51% for the game and scored 34 points off turnovers.
Lexy Lynch led the Lady Owls in scoring with 23 points and Kenzie Herald and Amelia Murray scored 18 points, respectively. Emilee McQueen scored 7 points and Carly Smith had 7. Megan Ernst led Jackson City with 21 points.
The third game of the week was with a very good Clay County team in Manchester. The Lady Tigers sport an 18-11 record with two wins over top 20 state rated South Laurel. Clay County went to work quickly and gained a 26-8 lead but Owsley County regained their composure in the second quarter and outscored the Lady Tigers 16-14 but still had a big hole to dig out of, trailing 40-24 at the half. Owsley played well in the second half, losing the two quarters by only 5 points to the bigger and deeper Lady Tigers, but in the end they came up short, losing by a score of 77-56. Clay County was phenomenal from the three point arc, making 14 out of 32 attempts. Two players had 5 treys, with Shelby Phillips connecting on 5 of 6 attempts and Summer Parker making 5 of 13 attempts.
Owsley was led in scoring by Kenzie Herald with 24 points. Lexy Lynch scored 19 points, Emilee McQueen 5, Ameila Murray 4, Mic Johnson 3 and Kerissa Shouse 1. Clay was led by Kaylee Mathis and Shelby Phillips, each scoring 23 points, and Summer Parker with 18.