Lady Rebels enjoy a merry week

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By Brian Blair

The Lady Rebels could not have asked for a better start to district play. After three games against 31st District opponents, Owen County has yet to suffer defeat. In fact they have won all three games by double digits.
The team knocked off Carroll County two weeks ago to begin district play. They then traveled to Gallatin County and Henry County last week and continued their winning ways.
Snow pushed back the Owen County game with Gallatin County by one night. Instead of a Monday night game the team headed to Warsaw Dec. 14 for a contest with the Lady Wildcats. The Lady Rebels got off to a slow start in the first quarter. The team picked up the intensity in the second and slowly began to take charge of the game. When the final buzzer sounded, the Lady Rebels had secured a 54-42 victory.
Rianna Gayheart led Owen County with 20 points. The junior connected on seven of 11 field goal attempts in the game. She also had 8 assists, 7 steals and a blocked shot. Christina Johnson sparked the Lady Rebels by making four three-pointers for 12 points.
Courtney Waldrop and Hannah Neeley had eight points apiece. Samantha Toole, Mariah Fitzgerald and Madison Gamble each had two points.
Owen County finished off last week by taking on Henry County in New Castle Friday night. On this night, the team got off to a fast start and never looked backed as they ran past the Lady Wildcats, 64-46.
Gayheart again led the way by scoring 19 points. Neeley added 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Fitzgerald had a good night for the Lady Rebels as she added nine points while Toole tossed in eight. Johnson and Waldrop each had four points. Waldrop also contributed on the glass by pulling down eight boards. Gamble finished the night with three points.
With these two wins, the team now has a record of 5-1 overall and 3-0 in the district. The wins over Gallatin County and Henry County avenged last season when the Lady Rebels dropped early-season decisions to both teams to begin district play 1-2.
Following Christmas, the team will be in action Dec. 28 at the Max Performance Invitational. The games will be played at Collins High School and Shelby County.