The Owensboro Red Devils are headed back to the State Championship after a 69-65 win over defending champion Covington Catholic. Despite trailing by six at the half, Owensboro rallied in the fourth to send the game to overtime. After Covington Catholic gathered an early lead in the overtime period, Owensboro went on a 10-5 run to end the game and win 69-65. The Red Devils shot 56.8 percent from the field and 50 percent on threes. CovCath shot well throughout the game, but could not hold off the interior game and sharp shooting from Owensboro.
1 MORE TO GO!!!! Devils are playing for the Title Sunday at 2:00! All of Owensboro needs to get to RUPP to watch OHS play for it all! #FILD
— OHS Sports (@OHSsports) March 22, 2015
The biggest portion of Owensboro’s interior play in this tournament has come from Justin Miller. The senior big man has been excellent in the state tournament, but he showed out against Covington Catholic. Miller scored 18 points on eight of twelve shooting while dishing six assists. Owensboro has relied on Miller to be a presence in the post this in this tournament. Miller collected 19 rebounds in the first two games and 11 tonight. Top recruit Aric Holman added 11 points and nine rebounds in the win. Owensboro guard Darion Morrow went three of six on three pointers and scored 18 points. Along with the trio of Morrow, Miller and Holman, Owensboro found Dylan Sanford and Jacoby Harris as key scorers. Sanford and Harris combined to shoot six of ten and score 22 points.
Owensboro will look for their fourth state title and first since 1980 on Sunday. The Red Devils will take on the winner of Bowling Green and Boyle County.