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Lady Rebels run away with district opener

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By Brian Blair

Heading into Friday night’s 31st District opener, the Owen County High School Lady Rebels were looking for something positive.
The team was coming off its first defeat of the season Dec. 3 to Walton-Verona.
Owen County was hosting Carroll County, which was looking for its first win of the season.
They would leave Owenton disappointed as the Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Panthers 62-20.
Owen County jumped out to a 32-12 lead at halftime and cruised to its fourth win.
Hannah Neeley poured in 28 points to lead way. The senior connected on six of eight 3-pointers.
Madison Reed finished with 12 points while Courtney Waldrop added nine. Madison Gamble finished with seven points and Ashton Marcum added six.
The win was the sixth straight over Carroll County.
The last time the Lady Panthers defeated the Lady Rebels was Jan. 16, 2009.
Owen County began the week by hosting Walton-Verona.
The team was able to get off to a good start but were unable to maintain the momentum and allowed the Lady Bearcats to open up a 9-point halftime lead.
The visitors would continue to extend the advantage in the second half going on to win 55-36 behind 23 points from Courtney Sandlin.
The Lady Rebels were led by Reed who tossed in 13 points. Neeley finished with 9 points and Gamble had 8 points. Waldrop added six points to go along with 15 rebounds.
Owen County is now 4-1 on the season.
The team will be back in action tonight (Wednesday) when they host Switzerland County from Indiana.
Owen County traveled to Vevay last season and defeated the Lady Pacers 56-28.  
The Lady Rebels will travel to New Castle Friday night to take on Henry County and will return home Tuesday night to take on Trimble County.
The game with the Lady Raiders will the final contest for the girls until after Christmas.