Gray, Finley earn media All-District nods

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 4/1/20

For Anna Finley, another postseason honor came her way following recent voting from area media representatives.

In Cason Gray’s case, he was able to close his Dutchmen basketball career with …

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Gray, Finley earn media All-District nods

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For Anna Finley, another postseason honor came her way following recent voting from area media representatives.

In Cason Gray’s case, he was able to close his Dutchmen basketball career with at least one postseason accolade.

Either way, a pair of Owensville High School basketball players were named to their respective Class 4 Central Media All-District basketball teams in recent voting by area sportswriters and sportscasters.

Left off the All-Four Rivers Conference (FRC) basketball team, Gray made up for it with a selection to the Central Media Class 4 All-District Second Team.

“Cason worked hard all throughout the season and I’m proud of him,” Dutchmen head basketball coach Todd Rehmert said.

Hitting double digits in scoring during eight games, Gray was able to do a lot of that damage during tournament action at St. Francis Borgia and in Belle.

Opening their season the week of Thanksgiving, Gray hit double figures during Owensville’s first five games.

Competing at the Borgia Turkey Tournament, Rehmert’s Dutchmen drew the unenviable task of opening against the top-seeded and host Knights.

Falling 78-48, Gray led the Dutchmen with a team-high 19 points.

Dropping an 83-72 shootout against Normandy that featured a combined 64 fouls by both teams, Gray was one of four Dutchmen in double figures finishing with 11 points.

Helping Owensville into the win column with a 65-57 victory over Union in the seventh-place game, Gray finished with 10 points among three Dutchmen in double digits against the Wildcats.

Gray’s double-digit scoring streak carried over into the first game of December on the road at Cuba.

Helping the Dutchmen edge the Wildcats 59-54 in a battle of Highway 19 basketball teams, Gray led Owensville with a team-high 15 points.

Going for five games in a row with at least 10 points, Owensville hit the road into Franklin County to face an undefeated (at the time) Washington Blue Jay squad.

Falling 67-52 in spite of winning the second half, Gray led the Dutchmen with 14 points, three steals, two assists and two rebounds.

Cooled off for a stretch, Gray returned to his high-scoring self during the Belle Tournament in January and early February.

Helping the Dutchmen upset third-seeded Newburg, Gray posted a team-high 16 points including a perfect 6-6 from the free-throw line.

Earning a second showdown with Cuba, Gray took full advantage torching the nets for a game-high 24 points in a 69-49 win that sent Owensville to the championship game of the Belle Tournament in which they eventuall lost to top-seeded Richland.

In her own right, Finley was also a scoring machine throughout the season.

Against Capital City in the season opener, Finley led the Dutchgirls with 25 points in turn outscoring the Lady Cavaliers by herself in Owensville’s 64-15 win.

Netting double digits in scoring during 19 of OHS’ 25 games, none would be more memorbale than their home finale against Pacific’s Lady Indians.

Scoring from anywhere on the floor, Finley wound up amassing a career-high 31 points for the Dutchgirls in their 54-30 victory over the visiting Lady Indians.

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