OVHS Varsity ‘Outshined’ By BNL Stars Inside Patriot Hall
“We controlled the game, did what we wanted and got it to our guys that we thought they couldn’t stop. We were right, they couldn’t stop them, but it’s just the same old thing... we struggled to take care of the basketball once we got the lead and in a pressure situation,” OV head coach Chad Smith said. “Hopefully, moving forward we can get better with that. If we can, we’ll beat a lot of teams. If we can’t, we’ll get a lot of the same.”
After trailing by just one, 16- 15, after the first quarter thanks to a buzzer-beating three-pointer by senior center Dalton Vest, OV managed to come back in the second quarter and capture the lead.
Heading into the half up 31- 30, Owen Valley came out in the third and was unable to maintain possession of the basketball. The Patriots committed nine straight turnovers in the third, leading to 16 BNL points.
“It was a pretty helpless feeling there, you call time-out and talk about what you’ve got to do. Then you go back out and don’t get it done, and it leads to turnover after turnover, that’s tough,” coach Smith said.”
Owen Valley was led in scoring by senior guard Trent Whitton, who tied his own game-high and career-high at OV with 19, followed by 18 points, also a seasonhigh, from senior center Dalton Vest.
Owen Valley (2-4) will be back in action following the Christmas break on Tuesday, December 27 when the Patriots travel to Terre Haute North High School for the first-round of play in the annual Wabash Valley Pizza Hut Classic. OV will tip-off at 5:30 p.m. against Turkey Run.
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