Lady Knights, E'town to play in regional championship

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Winner will advance to the Sweet Sixteen

The Marion County Lady Knights are one win away from a return trip the Sweet Sixteen, but they will have to defeat Elizabethtown to get there.

Marion County (24-6) and Elizabethtown (29-3) will play for the Fifth Region championship at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the Roby Dome.

Marion County defeated Nelson County (18-13) in the first semifinal game Friday night, 53-47. Elizabethtown defeated LaRue County (27-4) in the other semifinal, 56-44.

Marion County and Elizabethtown played previously on Feb. 3 at E'town, and E'town won that game, 55-46.

This game is also a rematch of last year's Fifth Region final, which Marion County won, 54-40.