Preview: Rebels ready to host Henry County Wildcats Friday

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By The Staff

Opponent: Henry County Wildcats

Where: Owen County High School

When: Friday at 8 p.m.

What more can be said about three of the four meetings between these two teams last year. Two were decided at the buzzer and both teams had to watch the other cut down the nets at Carroll County. Henry County defeated Owen County to win the 8th Region All “A” Classic in Carrollton in January. Owen County then beat Henry County in the same gym in February to claim the 31st district championship.

In their first meeting last year, Henry County hit a 3-pointer at the horn to beat Owen County 53-51 in New Castle. The Rebels defeated the Wildcats 50-39 in the only match-up between the two teams in Owenton.

Both teams reached the semifinals of the 8th Region Tournament last year. The Rebels were defeated by Anderson County while the Wildcats lost to Shelby County. The Bearcats then defeated the Rockets in the Championship Game to win the 8th Region and go to the Sweet Sixteen at Rupp Arena. By the way, the game was decided by a half-court shot at the buzzer.