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Hancock County Hornets beat Apollo, Union County


Devyn Powers lit up the gym at Apollo High School and the Hornets won 61-39 over the Eagles on Tuesday in Owensboro.

Hancock County (13-10) took control early on when Evan Ferry knocked down two 3-point baskets in the first quarter. Powers also hit from downtown during a 17-6 run for the Hornets.

Powers hit another “3” and added an old fashioned 3-point play during the second period while Kaleb Keown and Luke Brown were busy scoring from the paint. The halftime score was 32-22.

Keown, Ferry Cole Dixon and Powers all scored for HCHS in the third, but it was the Hornet defense that allowed the team to take a 20 point lead into the fourth quarter. Powers buried his fourth “3” of the game during the final frame as the outcome was never in doubt.

“Our overall effort and our defense was good tonight, but we have to get better at defending the “3”,” HCHS coach Mike Orr said. “We were very efficient and we moved the ball really well.”

Powers finished with a game-high 24 points. Keown had 15 and 10 rebounds, Ferry had 14 points, five assists and two steals, Dixon had four points, eight boards and two steals, Brown had two points and two assists, Alex Madden had two points, Dec Lewko grabbed two rebounds, and Dylan Morris had two steals.

Caiden Tutt led Apollo with 16 points.

Union County

Kaleb Keown recorded a double-double and Hancock County won 74-56 over Union County on Saturday at HCHS.

Keown, Cole Dixon and Devyn Powers all scored for the Hornets during a first quarter that Union County won 12-11.

Evan Ferry took the lead offensively in the second period, scoring 11 points. Powers hit a “3” and Dylan Morris and Dixon added three points each that helped the Hornets take a 33-29 lead into the half.

Keown went off in the third, splashing two 3’s and scoring 15 points while Powers added five. Hancock County won the frame 22-16 and held a 10 point lead with eight minutes to play.

Powers buried two shots from beyond the arc in the fourth, while Keown, Ferry Dixon and Luke Brown all chipped in offensively as the Hornets pulled away to win by 18 points.

Hancock shot an amazing 61% from the field while making 17 of 25 from the line. Union County’s stats were unavailable.

Keown finished with 22 points, 11 rebounds and two steals. Powers had 21 points, two boards and two assists, Ferry had 17 points, four boards, two assists and three steals, Dixon had nine points and three rebounds, Morris had three points and four boards, and Brown had two points and two blocks.

Izaiah Manuel led the Braves with 19 points.

Meade County

Meade County turned the tables on Hancock County during a 78-54 win for the Greenwave at Brandenburg Friday. The Hornets had defeated Meade during a previous meeting on Jan. 20.

The Greenwave hit five first quarter 3’s and won the opening frame 21-11. The Hornets battled back as each of the following three periods were competitive, but Hancock was unable to out score the home team going forward.

Hancock shot 46% from the field and made 11 of 14 free throw attempts. Meade shot 54% from the field and made 11 of 13 from the stripe.

Keown led offensively with 20 points while adding nine rebounds and two assists. Powers had 12 points and two boards, Dixon had 11 points, five boards and two assists, Ferry had six points, and five assists, Brown had two points and four boards, Morris had two points, and two rebounds, and Jack Duncan had one point.

By Steve Wimmer

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