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Lady Knights advance to district finals, regionals

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By Nick Schrager

The Marion County Lady Knights made quick work of the Adair County Lady Indians in the first round of the 20th District Tournament Monday night in Campbellsville. Marion County defeated the Lady Indians, 25-17, 25-18, 25-13.

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With the win, the Lady Knights (23-11) earned a chance to play for their district championship Tuesday evening (after press time) against either Taylor County or Campbellsville. 

Monday’s win also guaranteed that Marion County will advance to the Fifth Region tournament.

It also got the Lady Knights back on the winning track.

On Oct. 17, Marion County closed out their regular season with a road loss to the Pulaski County Lady Maroons, 25-22, 27-25.

The Lady Knights got off to a slow start  in the first set because of poor passing and blocking, according to Lady Knights Coach David Hibbard. Senior libero Lauren Farmer helped the set with strong serving and senior left side hitter Abby Murphy led the team’s offense by doling out nine kills. 

Hibbard said it was frustrating to lose even with a strong chance of winning but also acknowledged the Lady Maroons (21-10) are a very good team.

“We have played Pulaski for the last few seasons at the end of the season because they are always a team that challenges for their region title and provide us with a good test to prepare for our postseason,” Hibbard wrote in an email.