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Boys basketball: Panthers escape Roby Dome with win

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By Gerard Flanagan

Marion County converted half of their shots, but Frankfort countered with a blistering 61.7 shooting percentage. In a game with 17 ties and 18 lead changes before Frankfort went on a 9-0 run in the fourth, the Panthers were able to escape the Roby Dome with a 74-69 win Saturday afternoon with hot shooting and a double-digit effort from all five starters.
Knights Head Coach Montrelle Irvin said he was disappointed in his team's performance despite their 27-55 (49 percent) shooting effort.
"Not only did we come out flat, we stayed flat the whole game," he said. "We didn’t defend anybody tonight, from the first quarter to the fourth quarter. Defensively, we didn't show up. We put up enough points to win, but when you play defense the way we did, you won't beat anybody."
Means led the Knights with 19 while Travis Wiser and Trevor Douglas added 14 and 12, respectively. However, it was Frankfort's starting five that stole the show.  Frank Juanya (20 points), Cody Carter and Nate Cox (14 each), Maurice Walker (13 points) and John Tillman (11 points) all boasted double figures in the Panthers' win.

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Frankfort     24 16 18 16 74
Marion Co.   21 19 15 14 69

Knights crush hornets
Eleven Knights hit the scoring column and four hit double-digits as the Marion County Knights overwhelmed the winless Metcalfe County Hornets 92-42 on Feb. 6 in Edmonton.
"We came out and did what we were supposed to do," Coach Irvin said. "We had a solid game defensively and we played well offensively, too."
Luke Thomas led all scorers in the game with 18 and also recorded six steals.
"He really played a complete game," Irvin said.
Mason Sullivan put up 16, Lez Means scored 14, and Trevor Douglas scored 11 as Marion County coasted to their largest win-margin of the season with a running clock in effect for all but 26 seconds of the second half.

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Marion Co.     29 28 18 17 92
Metcalfe Co.   14  9 10  9 42