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Rebels run record to 3-0

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Strong start for boys in 2012

By Brian Blair

It is their best start since 2007.
The Owen County High School Runnin’ Rebels are off to a 3-0 start thanks to three solid wins last week. It is the first time the team has started 3-0 since head coach Devin Duvall’s first season.
The Rebels opened up the season at home Nov. 27 as they hosted Western Hills. Things could not have begun better as their first basket of the season came on a dunk from Carson Williams. The dunk came thanks in part to a nice feed from Hunter Trenary, who tossed up to the rim and allowed Williams to do the rest.
From there, Owen County built a 32-21 halftime lead only to see the Wolverines come storming back.
Western Hills would open up the third quarter by outscoring Owen County 12-2 to cut the lead to 34-33.
The Rebels were able to maintain the lead and took a 41-35 lead into the fourth quarter.
Early in the fourth quarter, the Rebels would get the offense going.
Trenary and Zach Ripy would make back-to-back 3-pointers to open the final eight minutes to extend the lead to 47-35.
Trenary would connect on another three minutes later to extend the lead to 53-35.
The Rebels scored the first 12 points of the fourth quarter.
Western Hills would not go quietly into the night. The visitors kept things interesting down the stretch and when Kevin Booth made a 3-pointer with just over a minute left in the game, the lead was just 61-53.
Booth finished with 26 points including seven 3-pointers.
Owen County would make enough free throws to come away with the 66-56 win.
Duvall said getting the first win of the year is always nice.
“It is good for us to see opponents like that,” the coach said. “The effort was good.”
Williams led the Rebels with 18 points and Ripy added 16 points along with six assists and four steals.
Justin Shelton provided Owen County with a double-double as he finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds. He also had three steals and blocked seven shots.
Hunter Trenary finished with 10 points, all of which came in the fourth quarter.
Jarrod Ball tossed in seven points and Tucker Trenary had two points.
The Rebels took their show on the road on Thursday night as they traveled to take on Williamstown.
Owen County had a much easier time against the Demons. They opened up a 32-12 lead at the half and cruised to the 67-45 win.
Hunter Trenary paced the Rebels with 15 points. The junior made four of five 3-pointers.
Ripy and Williams each had 14 points. Ripy added seven assists while Williams pulled down eight rebounds. Shelton had his second straight double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. James Stone scored eight with Ball and Tucker Trenary scored two points.
Owen County would close out the week by traveling to Berea to take on East Ridge in the Roland Wierwille Shootout. The Rebels would pick up a 44-41 win.
The team will be back in action on Thursday night as they host Carroll County in their first 31st District game of the season. They will stay home Monday night for a game against Walton-Verona