The game plan was perfect.
And for one half the Rebels ran it to perfection.
The only problem was, a game has two halves.
For the second straight year, the Owen County Rebels reached the semifinals of the Eighth Region Tournament.
Their Tuesday night opponent in New Castle – the Shelby County Rockets – came into the game having won 22 games on the season including an 83-70 win over North Oldham in the first round.
The Rebels advanced to the semifinals with an opening round 61-59 win over Simon Kenton.