Runnin’ Rebels get off to fast start

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By Brian Blair

The Owen County High School boys basketball team has started the season with the same opponent for the past six years.
The Rebels began their series with the Western Hills Wolverines by dropping the first three meetings only to come back and win the next two.
On Dec. 3 in Frankfort, Owen County made it three straight in convincing fashion.
Owen County sophomore Carson Williams and senior Jarrod Ball each had outstanding nights as the Rebels dismantled the Wolverines 72-45. Williams finished with 25 points and 22 rebounds to lead the way while Ball added a career-high 19 points and also pulled down five rebounds and dished out three assists.
Owen County led 15-9 at the end of the first quarter and were able to extend the advantage in the remaining three quarters.
The outcome was never in doubt as the Rebels shot 51 percent from the field and out-rebounding Western Hills 38-23.
OCHS senior Hunter Trenary helped the cause by tossing in 14 points.
Nolan Tackett and Vince Toftness each finished with three points while Bradley Duvall, Tucker Trenary, Blaine Forsee and Mason Borchers all had two points.
Owen County was scheduled to play Saturday afternoon in the Wierville Classic at Berea but the game against Bryan Station High School was cancelled due to inclement weather.
The Rebels will be back on the court on Friday night as they open up play in the 31st District against Carroll County High School.
Owen County was 2-1 against the Panthers last year including a win in the semifinals of the 31st District Tournament in Carrollton.
The game will be part of a doubleheader with the Lady Rebels and will tip-off at approximately 7:30 p.m.
They will then travel to take on Mercer County High School Saturday afternoon at 3:30 in the Farmers National Bank Showcase.
They will then return home to play their first home contest of the season on Tuesday night against Gallatin County High School. The Rebels finished 2-1 against the Wildcats last season.