Mar. 18—Longtime rivals Owensboro and Owensboro Catholic square off at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the Sportscenter for the boys’ 9th District Basketball Tournament championship.
The defending champion and No. 1 Red Devils (10-5) advanced to the finals on Monday with a 67-43 conquest of No. 4 seed Apollo.
OHS got 21 points from sophomore guard Kenyata Carbon, who scored 11 in the first quarter, 16 points from senior guard Amari Robinson-Wales, and 10 points off the bench from ever-improving sophomore swingman Talas Taylor.
Now, the Red Devils meet an Aces team they easily handled 79-51 on March 9, but Owensboro coach Red Drake knows his contingent must be ready for Catholic.
“It’s a rivalry,” said Drake, whose OHS team defeated Catholic in last year’s district tournament title game, only to lose to the Aces in the championship game of the 3rd Region Tournament.
No. 2 seed Catholic advanced to