Owensboro is justifiably known for the inside play of 6-foot-9 Aric Holman and 6-7 Justin Miller.
But the Red Devils are more well-rounded than that reputation might imply.
And it was a true team victory Saturday as Owensboro found a way to score a 69-65 overtime victory over Covington Catholic in the semifinals of the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys' Sweet Sixteen.
"Aric and Justin, they get all the ink," Devils Coach Rod Drake said. "And these (other) guys take out the garbage."
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Owensboro (30-4) reached the state finals for the first time since winning it all in 1980. This is the school's record 43rd appearance, in search of its fourth title.
Miller led Saturday's victory with 18 points, 11 rebounds and six assists, while Holman had 11 points and nine boards.
Darion Morrow made three three-pointers and finished with 18 points, Jacoby Harris had 14 and Dylan Sanford eight.
The Red Devils were deadly from the field, going 25 of 44 (56.8 percent) while holding CovCath to 22 of 49 (44.9 percent).
Covington Catholic, seeking to become the first back-to-back champion since Fairdale in 1990 and '91, was led by Cole VonHandorf with 21 points. Bo Schuh had 15 points and five rebounds, while Cooper Theobald had 14 points.
"Just one of those nights where stuff doesn't go your way," said Schuh, who fouled out late in regulation. "But I think I speak for everyone when I say we left everything on the floor. There was nothing else we could have done."
The Colonels (31-6) led 51-47 with less than two minutes left in regulation.
But Owensboro got a three-pointer by Morrow and a three-point play by Harris to take a 53-51 lead.
After Theobald made one free throw, Sanford made two with 13.7 seconds left for a 55-52 Red Devils lead.
CovCath forced extra time when Matthew Shumate drilled a three-pointer with five seconds left.
"It was a great shot, obviously," Sanford said. "But we had no doubt in our mind that we were going to keep playing and win the game."
In overtime, the Colonels led 59-58 before Owensboro took control.
Miller scored on the low post. Then Morrow hit a floater as he went across the lane, drew a foul and converted a three-point play.
"I saw an opening and took it," he said. "I didn't really think it was a foul, but he called it."
Twice CovCath pulled to within two points, but could get no closer.
The lead was 66-63 when CovCath took its final timeout. Coach Scott Ruthsatz said he was looking for a quick basket and foul. Instead, Theobald was called for traveling with 14.9 seconds left.
Harris sank two free throws at 14.4, and Holman made one at 8.2 for a 69-63 lead. Theobald scored on a put-back just before time expired.
"I thought we came out a little tight," Drake said. "But these guys are warriors. They never quit. ... We knew we were going to win the ball game. It was just a matter of time."
"A great high school basketball game," Ruthsatz said. "This is what everybody pays admission to see. Unfortunately, tonight we came out on the short end. These guys left their hearts out.
"Hats off to Owensboro. I mean, they hunkered down and they made big shots when they needed it. I'm so proud of our guys."