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The Marion County boys basketball team edged out LaRue County March 2 in the first round of the Fifth Region tournament, 55-53.
The Knights (16-12) advance to the regional semifinals. They will play Bardstown (22-4) at 4:30 p.m. Central time (5:30 p.m. Eastern) Monday, March 7, at Green County High School.
Bardstown defeated John Hardin in their opening round match-up, 62-57.
Marion County has played Bardstown twice this season, and both times Bardstown came out on top. The Tigers defeated the Knights 61-44 in Marion County's season opener. When the teams met again on Feb. 8, Bardstown won again, 85-60.