Aces deal Harlan a repeat defeat

March 10, 2016 FieldsColumn

Owensboro Catholic's Emily Marshall drives down the court with Harlan's Jordan Brock defending. (Photo by Jim Osborn)

Owensboro Catholic’s Emily Marshall drives with Harlan’s Jordan Brock defending. (Photo by Jim Osborn)

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS — Forty days after Owensboro Catholic beat Harlan by 30 points in the All “A” semifinals, the Aces won their rematch 69-49 in the first round of the St. Elizabeth HealthCare/KHSAA Sweet Sixteen at BB&T Arena Thursday night.

Owensboro Catholic (31-5) has another rematch in Friday night’s quarterfinals when it faces Murray (34-1), which dealt the Aces a 45-28 defeat in the All “A” title game. Murray also beat Owensboro Catholic 73-57 two weeks before the small-school tournament.

Mikayla Berry, a 5-foot-7 senior, led the way against Harlan with 26 points and 6 rebounds.

Annabel Moore, a 5-10 senior, had 15 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals.

Harlan, making its first Sweet Sixteen appearance since 1999, was led by Jordan Brock’s 19 points and 8 assists.