Owensville scores Highway 28 hardwood sweep

By Will Johnson, Sports Editor
Posted 2/5/20

Fresh off claiming hardware from their respective tournaments at Belle and Hermann, Owensville’s varsity Dutchmen and Dutchgirl basketball teams looked to claim Highway 28 hardwood bragging …

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Owensville scores Highway 28 hardwood sweep

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Fresh off claiming hardware from their respective tournaments at Belle and Hermann, Owensville’s varsity Dutchmen and Dutchgirl basketball teams looked to claim Highway 28 hardwood bragging rights Monday night against Belle’s Tigers and Lady Tigers.

Opening Monday’s quadruple-header was a two-quarter junior varsity girl’s game.

Edging Belle 7-6 in the first quarter, Owensville won the second quarter 10-8 to claim a 17-14 victory.

Landry Watson led the JV Dutchgirls with eight points to go along with five markers from Abby Terry.

Erin Schalk and Faith Geick scored six points apiece to lead Belle’s JV Lady Tigers.

Limiting Belle’s JV Tigers to four first-half points, Terra Heidle’s Owensville JV Dutchmen handily defeated their Highway 28 foes to the west 68-18.

Rane Rehmert led three JV Dutchmen in double figures with a game-high 22 points. He was followed by his brother Reese with 12 points and Landon Valley adding 11.

Bryce Payne nearly made it four JV Dutchmen in double figures scoring all eight of his points in the first half.

Kicking off the varsity portion of Monday’s quadruple-header, it was the Dutchgirls and the visiting Lady Tigers.

One question on the minds of fans was what Halle Smith would do to follow her 46-point effort against Versailles Saturday in Russellville.

Trailing 24-21 at halftime and 31-30 after three quarters, Ryan Flanagan’s Owensville squad doubled up Belle 18-9 in the final eight minutes to post a 48-40 victory.

Putting the team on her back, Dutchgirl sophomore guard Anna Finley led all scorers with a game-high 24 points.

Keira Hendrix also reached double figures with 10 points followed closely by Kate Angell with eight points. Kyla Hendrix rounded the OHS scoring out with six points.

Held to just four points in the second half, Smith finished with 12 points for Belle just under Grace Busch’s team-high 14 points for the Lady Tigers. Hali Naber just missed double digits with eight points.

In the nightcap with the varsity Dutchmen and Tigers, Owensville used a 21-5 second quarter to propel themselves to a 79-45 victory completing the Highway 28 hardwood sweep.

Bryor Bogle led OHS with 13 points while Eddy Paz scored a game-high 15 points to lead Belle.

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