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There is no place like home and for the Owen County High School Rebels, nothing has been truer this season.
Owen County hosted a pair of games this week and won both of them to improve to a perfect 5-0 on their home court.
The first came on Feb. 6 as the team welcomed Walton-Verona to Owenton. The game had a different feel to it due to an electrical problem that caused the scoreboards not to work. As a result, the score and the time were both kept at the scorer’s table by hand.
The Rebels led 24-19 at the half before they were able to take control of the game in the third quarter. Owen County opened the quarter by outscoring the Bearcats 14-0 to take a 38-19 lead. The run was capped off by back-to-back dunks by Carson Williams that got the crowd on their feet. The sophomore would finish the game with 25 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Rebels.
Owen County would lead 44-32 at the end of the third quarter and would continue to play well in the fourth.
The Bearcats would cut the lead to 47-37 in the quarter before the Rebels scored 7 straight points to extend the lead to 54-37 and put the game out of reach. They would go on to win the game 63-50.
Jarrod Ball played a solid game for the Rebels as he scored 16 points, pulled down five rebounds and dished out six assists.
Hunter Trenary tossed in 12 points; Brady Young, 5; Vince Toftness, 3; and Nolan Tackett, 2.
After not playing a game in eight days, the Rebels played their second game in three nights on Saturday night at home against Grant County High School.
After trailing 27-26 at the half, the Rebels once again had a big third quarter. Owen County outscored Grant County 18-9 to take a 44-26 lead into the final eight minutes.
They would then hold on in the fourth quarter and win the game 63-59.
Williams had another huge night and scored 30 points to lead the Rebels.
Ball was the only other Rebel in double figures with 11 points. Hunter Trenary finished with 9 points; Tackett, 7; Toftness and Tucker Trenary each added 3 points in the victory.
The win improved Owen County to 13-6 overall on the season.
The team will now enter a tough part of the schedule. After hosting North Oldham High School Tuesday night, the Rebels will travel to Anderson County on Thursday night before hosting Carroll County on Friday night at 8 p.m.
The game with the Panthers will follow the Lady Rebels’ contest against Trimble County High School that begins at 6:30 p.m.
The Rebels will then hit the road on Saturday night for a game against South Oldham High School in Crestwood before hosting Williamstown High School on Tuesday night in their final home game of the season.
The game with the Demons will be the final home contest for seniors Jarrod Ball, Hunter Trenary, Tucker Trenary, Bradley Duvall and Trevor Lykins.