Knights hope to end slump

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By Jesse Osbourne

It's a big week for the Marion County High School boy's basketball team. For starters, they're trying to tie three teams in their district for second place by beating Taylor County (11-9). They're also trying to get their first win since Dec. 28, 2009. That win, by the way, was against Taylor County.

Friday night the Knights travel to Taylor County High School for their final regular season district game. If they win, they are tied for second place in the district with Taylor County and Adair County. If they lose, they face Campbellsville in the first round.

Tip off for Friday night's game is set for 7:30 p.m.

The teams met on Jan. 22 at the Roby Dome. The Cardinals pulled away in the second half for a 67-56 victory. The Knights will have to find an answer for Lloyd Stotts and Tevin Webster, who combined for 34 points last time around.

On Saturday, the Knights face another familiar foe in Garrard County (2-19) at the Roby Dome. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m.

"They've got a new coach. They've kicked a few people off the team. They're working hard," Head Coach Tim Peterson said. "They do a lot of things better, not great. Last year they had a great team and this year they've got nothing very good. They're working hard and playing hard. I've got to watch them and not take them for granted."

In their first meeting, the Knights rattled off a huge 47 point win. They hope to take advantage of shaky ball handling again this time around.

The Knights face Bardstown (6-11) on Tuesday of next week. Tip off is set for 7:30 p.m. at the Roby Dome.

"They lost a lot of talent over the last two years. They have a lot of young players," Peterson said. "They knocked off Nelson a few weeks ago so we've got to come out and play."