Owensboro Catholic had too much firepower once it got rolling in the first round of the 3rd Region Tournament on Monday.
The Lady Aces had a big second quarter against the Grayson County Lady Cougars on the way to a 79-53 girls’ basketball win at the Sportscenter.
Catholic (23-10) was scheduled to face Meade County in the regional semifinals on Friday night.
Grayson County made 20-of-51 from the floor for 39% and 8-of-20 for 40% from 3-point range.
Kenzie Renfrow led Grayson County with 17 points and Ella Robinson added 11. Grayson County finished 20-13.
Hannah McKay and Isabella Henning were the scoring leaders for the Lady Aces.
McKay put up a double-double with 19 points, 12 rebounds. Henning finished with 18 points, five rebounds and three steals. Spencer Harvey added 10 points.
Catholic built a 17-9 lead before Grayson County tied it at 19 in the first two minutes of the second quarter.
Caroline Reid hit a floater that was followed by a 3 from Henning and a baseline jumper by Henning for a 26-19 lead. McKay scored inside, and Camille Conkright drained a 3 before a Harvey drive and 3-pointer finished a 17-2 run that left Catholic in command, 36-21.
Catholic turned up the defensive pressure, which helped it get on a major run.
Catholic was 25-of-52 from the floor for 48% and hit on 9-of-17 on 3-pointers for 52.9%.
Catholic was 20-of-24 from the free-throw line and the Lady Aces outrebounded Grayson County 35-26.
GRAYSON COUNTY 9-15-10-19 — 53
OWENSBORO CATHOLIC 17-23-16-23 — 79
Grayson County (53) — Renfrow 17, Robinson 11, Snyder 8, Vincent 4, Franklin 3, Nash 3, Riggs 3, Lee 2, Snyder 2.
Owensboro Catholic (79) — McKay 19, Henning 18, Harvey 10, Head 7, Maggard 7, Conkright 6, Rice 3, Riney 2, Reid 2, Johnson 2, Hamilton 2, Goetz 1.