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Rebels roll in overtime thriller

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After beginning the week with a blowout victory, the Owen County High School Rebels played two games where regulation would not be enough time to determine a winner.
The Rebels started out last week on the road at Trimble County. They would not get much resistance from the Raiders as they won 88-63.
Carson Williams had a monster outing with a career high-30 points to go along with 11 rebounds.
Senior Hunter Trenary and freshman Nolan Tackett also had career nights in Bedford.
Trenary would convert on six of nine 3-point attempts and finish with 24 points while Tackett finished with 10 points.
Jarrod Ball also added 10 points while pulling down five rebounds and grabbing three steals.
Beginning with a 31st District contest on Friday night at Carroll County, the rest of the week would not be as easy.
The game between the Panthers and the Rebels couldt have been much closer. The score was tied 9-9 at the end of the first quarter and 17-17 at halftime.
Owen County would lead 34-32 at the end of the third quarter and appeared to be in control on a couple of occasions in the fourth quarter after opening up a 6-point lead.
Carroll County, however, would refuse to go quietly into the night and continued to battle. They would eventually tie the game with 10-seconds left in regulation on a basket by Jacob Wise.
Jarrod Ball would miss a shot at the buzzer that sent the game into overtime.
In overtime, it appeared the Panthers might pull out a win as they led 51-47 with 1:06 left to play.
Ball would score just seconds later to cut the lead to 51-49 with 1:00 remaining.
Following a Carroll County free throw to extend the lead to 52-49, Carson Williams scored to cut the deficit to 52-51 with 30 seconds to play in the extra session.
Carroll County would call time out with just over 20 seconds to play.
On the inbounds pass after the timeout, Mason Borchers and Ball would combine for a steal to give the Rebels a chance to regain the lead.
They would do it when Williams scored and was fouled with 10-seconds remaining. He would make the free throw and Owen County led 54-52.
The Panthers again tied the score when Wise scored in the waning seconds to force overtime number two.
The second extra frame would again be close with both teams determined to leave the gym victorious.
With six-seconds left, it looked like the game might be heading to yet another overtime when Carroll County’s Austin Crowell stepped to the free-throw line with his team behind 62-60.
The senior made the first but was unable to convert the second. The rebound ended up in Ball’s hands. He was fouled and was also make one of two to make the score 63-61 with five seconds to play.
Carroll County would not be able to get off a shot before the horn sounded and Owen County ran off the court with their third win of the season.
Following the win, Owen County High School Head Boys Basketball Coach Devin Duvall said he knew his team was fortunate to have survived.
“We had one foot in the grave in the first overtime,” Duvall said. “We gutted it out and made some free throws when we had to and some stops when we needed them.”
Williams led the Rebels with 27 points and 14 rebounds.
Ball finished the night with 21 points. The senior was clutch in overtime and made six-of-eight free throws.
For the Rebels, Hunter Trenary added 9 points; Brady Young, 4; and Tucker Trenary, 2 points.
Overtime would not be kind the next day as Owen County traveled to Mercer County to take on the Titans in the Farmers National Bank Showcase.
The Rebels would drop a 71-66 decision in overtime to fall to 3-1 on the season.
After playing Gallatin County Monday in their first home game of the season, the Rebels will remain in Owenton for another 31st District contest Friday night against Henry County. The game will follow the girl’s varsity game that begins at 6 p.m.