Ohio County EaglesOWENSBORO, Ky. (3/1/18) — Ohio County edged Edmonson County 53-52 in the opening round of the Third Region Boys' Basketball Tournament at the Owensboro Sportscenter on Wednesday night.

With the win, Ohio County improved to 16-13 and advanced to the semifinals of the Third Region Boys' Basketball Tournament.

Edmonson County concluded its campaign 10-22 with the loss.

Longtime Third Region rivals, Ohio County and Edmonson County swapped leads in each half.

John Parker led Ohio County to the win, scoring 28 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Parker, a junior, led all players in both scoring and rebounding and connected on the game-winning free throw with 4.7 seconds remaining. The productive Parker poured in 20 of his game-high 28 points in the second half.

Senior Heath Simmons accompanied Parker in double figures for the Eagles, scoring 12 points.

Senior Logan Lindsey led Edmonson County with 18 points. Joining Lindsey in double figures for the Wildcats, fellow senior Tucker Cole contributed 11 points.

Ohio County will meet Apollo in the semifinals of the Third Region Boys' Basketball Tournament at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.



Steve LeMaster

SurfKY News Sports



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