Owen High boys basketball team remains winless with loss to East Henderson

Ezra Maille
Black Mountain News
Owen boys basketball continued its winless season with another loss to East Henderson on Dec. 8 at home

The Owen High boys basketball team lost 65-37 at home to East Henderson on Dec. 8 for its sixth loss in a winless season. 

"We're getting better everyday," said coach John Lattimore. "The score hasn't necessarily been reflective of that." 

The Warhorses won the tipoff but quickly lost possession. Scoring two 3-pointers in rapid succession, East Henderson gained a 10-point lead with 1 minute left in the first quarter. 

A series of blocking fouls by Owen lead to free throws for East Henderson at the start of the second quarter, putting the Eagles up 27-6. Owen briefly slowed East Henderson's score streak with a 3-pointer by sophomore Aidan Warnock but trailed 32-15 at halftime. 

"We've got to get better at our offensive spacing and our execution," Lattimore said. 

Warnock lead the Warhorses with 11 points on 5 for 5 shooting. Senior Briggs Barker shot 4 for 6 and finished with 8 points. Owen's former leading scorer of the season, junior Hunter Inabinett, transferred to AC Reynolds, according to Lattimore. 

Owen boys basketball continued its winless season with another loss to East Henderson on Dec. 8 at home

Halfway through the third quarter, East Henderson broke 40 points as Owen maintained a full court press. The Warhorses entered a 3-minute scoring drought until a free throw from junior DJ Graves with 2 seconds left in the third quarter brought the score to 46-26 with East Henderson still leading. 

Owen went 2 for 7 from the 3-point line, with Warnock and senior guard Will Lance converting.

Halfway through the fourth quarter, senior guard Cadyn Cook fouled out as East Henderson made it to 60 points. 

"Our ball screen coverage really didn't show up tonight," Lattimore said. "That's something we've got to get a lot better at."

Warlassies back to winning after first loss of the season 

Owen girls basketball defeated East Henderson for the second time this season on Dec. 8 at home.

Fresh off its first loss of the season to West Henderson, Owen girls basketball defeated East Henderson 57-11 on Dec. 8, holding the Eagles to just five field goals. The Warlassies improved to 5-1. 

By the end of the first quarter, the Warlassies were up 23-2. By the start of the fourth quarter, Owen had allowed only four successful shots from the Eagles for a score of 43-8.

Owen girls basketball defeated East Henderson for the second time this season on Dec. 8 at home.

Junior Carly Hancock lead the Warlassies with 20 points, followed by senior Mattie Lehman with eight. 

Both the Warhorses and Warlassies were scheduled to play Draughn High on Dec. 14.