Owensboro’s backcourt tandem of Kenyata Carbon and Amari Robinson-Wales were too much to handle for Daviess County on Saturday night.
Carbon and Robinson-Wales combined for 43 points to lead the Red Devils past the Panthers 64-51 in a 9th District men’s basketball game at Owensboro High School Gymnasium.
“We tried to speed them up a bit with our defensive pressure,” said Owensboro coach Rod Drake. “We were able to do it at times, but we didn’t convert on the other end as we needed to.
“We’re going to be fine, and I like where we are right now. The main thing is to stay healthy, stay focused and try to improve each time we step on the pitch.
DC led 9-6 with just over a minute left in the first quarter, but OHS (6-4) secured back-to-back three-point conversions from Jeremiah Goodwin and Carbon in the final 57 seconds to claim a 12-point advantage. -9 at the first break. .
The Panthers (5-10) held on, however, and took a 20-19 lead on a Cole Burch layup at 3:35 of a second.
But Carbon drained a 3 point to trigger a 13-4 flurry that left the Red Devils with a 32-24 lead in intermission.
Owensboro pushed their lead to 38-27 on a stunt drive by Robinson-Wales early in the third period, but the Panthers refused to wither – draw 43-39 on a three-point game from Bo Stratton at…
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