Lady Rebels keep streak alive as season ends

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By Brian Blair

The season ended for the Owen County High School Lady Rebels but not before they kept an impressive streak alive.
Owen County opened up play last week in the 31st District tournament.
The Lady Rebels hadn’t lost their first game of the event since they joined the 31st District in 2005-2006.
The last time they did not win their opening round contest was back on March 3, 2005, when they lost to Scott County in the 32nd District tournament at Williamstown.
The Lady Rebels took on Eminence Feb. 24 in the first round. The team raced out to a 15-0 lead in the first quarter and led 28-2 at halftime. The second half was more of the same as they easily picked up the 57-6 victory.
The win, which was their first of the season, allowed Owen County to advance to the semifinals Feb. 25 against Gallatin County.
OCHS Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne said it was nice to see the team get rewarded for all of its hard work during the season.
 “I think it was important to them,” Osborne said. “They wanted that win.”
Molly Gamble had a big night as she led the Lady Rebels with 18 points and 10 rebounds. A.J. Gravley finished with 15 points; Debbie Farrar added 7: Kaylee Miller, 6; Destiny Young, 5; Morgan Ellis, 4;  and Madalin Shelton, 2.
The outcome would not be as sweet the following night as the top-seeded Lady Wildcats would end the Lady Rebels’ season.
Gallatin County pressed their way to a 48-16 halftime lead.
The Lady Rebels  played better in the second half but the deficit was too much to overcome as they fell 75-37.
Gravley led Owen County with 13 points while Ellis and Miller each had 9 points. Gamble finished with 6 points.
The Wildcats went on to win their second-straight district title on Thursday night as they defeated Henry County 72-40.
Both teams advanced to the Eighth Region Tournament this week at Grant County.