Owensboro Wins KHSAA Sweet Sixteen Title

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[caption id="attachment_175910" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Owensboro claims the 2015 KHSAA State Championship. Owensboro claims the 2015 KHSAA State Championship.[/caption] For the fourth time in school history, the Owensboro Red Devils are state champions. Owensboro defeated Bowling Green 74-58 to win their first state title since 1980. The Red Devils finished the season with a 31-4 record, including three wins over state-runner up Bowling Green. [caption id="attachment_175911" align="alignright" width="225"]FullSizeRender (4) Miller (55) was named the MVP of the State Tournament.[/caption] Owensboro jumped out to a ten point lead early in the first quarter and never trailed against BGHS. Owensboro's size seemed to over-match the Purples in the first half. Despite being undersized compared to Owensboro, Bowling Green found ways to cut into the lead. Senior guard Tucker Sine knocked down two first half threes and DeAngelo Wilson scored seven bench points to bring the score to 27-23 at the half. Following the Purples' first half comeback, Owensboro went on the attack in the third quarter. Dylan Sanford scored 13 second half points and Jacoby Harris added nine to lead the Red Devils to a 22 point lead in the second half. While Sanford hit four threes in the game, Owensboro was led by big men Aric Holman and Justin Miller once again. The two studs were both named to the All-Tournament Team and Miller was named MVP of the State Tournament. Both Holman and Miller showed their ability to take over in the paint against Bowling Green. Holman scored 20 points on eight of thirteen shooting and collected 14 rebounds. Miller, who was playing through an injury, took only five shots but scored 11 points and had ten rebounds. Holman finished with eight blocks, two away from what would have given him a triple-double. Owensboro's ability to score in the post helped to push their lead out to 22 in the fourth quarter. Despite a last effort from the Purples, Owensboro pulled away. Two free throws by fan-favorite Gabe Fillman off the bench helped to seal a 74-58 win for Owensboro.  More on this year's State Tournament to follow.   @TreyHuntsmanKSR    

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2021-09-26