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Owen County girls shake off Trimble County

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By Brian Blair

Owen County High School Head Girls Basketball Coach Bob Osborne still doesn’t think the Lady Rebels are where they can be.
Don’t tell that to Trimble County.
Owen County closed out the pre-Christmas portion of its schedule Dec. 21 with another double-digit win over Trimble County.
The Lady Rebels defeated the Lady Raiders 54-38 to improve their record to 6-1.
In their six victories this season, Owen County has won by an average of 21 points.
Osborne said the squad has room for improvement.
“I still don’t think we are even close to playing our best ball,” Osborne said.
Rianna Gayheart had another strong outing, scoring 20 points, dishing out five assists and nabbing seven steals. Mariah Fitzgerald added nine points and grabbed four rebounds, while Samantha Toole tossed in eight points and pulled down five rebounds.
Courtney Waldrop and Hannah Neeley both had nice outings as they scored seven points. Waldrop also had nine rebounds and five blocks, and Neeley had four boards and a pair of assists.
The Lady Rebels are currently taking part in the Max Performance Invitational at Collins High School and Shelby County High School.
Although his squad is good, Osborne said he still is looking for more.
“We are starting to move the ball around better but still not hitting shots like we are capable,” Osborne said.
The same can be said of the defense.
“Even though we are a pretty good defensive team, we still have some areas we need to work on,” Osborne said.
Following the Christmas break, the Lady Rebels will jump right back into 31st District play with games against Gallatin County and Henry County before the 8th Region All “A” Classic tips off Jan. 10 at Walton-Verona.