Slow start continues for Lady Rebels

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Fans of the Owen County High School Lady Rebels have been spoiled over the last several seasons.
Last season, the team didn’t pick up its fifth loss until Jan. 11.
in the 2012-13 season, it was Jan. 23 before they were dealt their fifth defeat.
On Friday night in Carrollton, Owen County was unable to pick up win No. 1 and instead saw its losing streak extend to five straight to begin the season.
The week began with a home contest against Walton-Verona High School Dec. 9. After falling behind 5-0 to begin the game, the Lady Rebels scored the next 5 points to even the contest early. The Lady Bearcats took control toward the end of the quarter to lead 15-8 after the first eight minutes.
The visitors maintained their advantage into halftime as they led 30-22.
Owen County came out in the third quarter and was able to cut the lead to just 2 points.
The Lady Rebels had several chances to tie the score but the Lady Bearcats were able to withstand the pressure and eventually pulled away to win the game 55-47.
Alex Clifton had a big game for Owen County.
The freshman finished with 19 points, 11 rebounds and seven blocks.
A.J. Gravely also played well as she totaled 15 points and eight rebounds. Morgan Ellis had 6 points; Molly Gamble, 5; and Destiny Young, 2.
On Dec. 10, the team traveled across the Ohio River to take on Switzerland County in Vevay. Owen County fell behind early and found themselves in a 14-point hole at halftime. They would cut the lead to seven midway through the fourth quarter but would run out of steam as the Lady Pacers pulled away to win 53-36.
Clifton again led the Lady Rebels with 17 points followed by Debbie Farrar, who added 8. Gravely scored 6 while Kaylee Miller and Young each had 2 points. Gamble put in a free throw for her only point of the game.
Owen County remained on the road for their 31st District opener on Friday night at Carroll County.
The Lady Panthers jumped out to a big lead and never looked back as they defeated the Lady Rebels 57-37.
Gravely led her squad with 18 points; Ellis finished with 11; Clifton, 7; and Young, 1.
Owen County has two more contests before Christmas. The first will be tonight (Wednesday) at Grant County.
The Lady Braves are 1-3 on the season not including their game on Monday night against Williamstown.
The Lady Rebels will be back at home Friday night at 6 p.m. against Henry County High School. The game is part of a varsity doubleheader. The boys will play Henry County following the girl’s contest.