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The Lady Knights are poised to win another premier holiday tournament despite a mental letdown after winning the Republic Bank Holiday Classic at Lexington Catholic High School last week.
The Marion County High School girls basketball team (12-0) reached the finals of their second holiday tournament in as many weeks as of press time.
The day after Christmas the Lady Knights traveled to Bowling Green to play in the Culver's Lady Gator Holiday Classic at Greenwood High School.
The Lady Knights survived a scare on Saturday morning against Franklin-Simpson (7-4). According to The Bowling Green Daily News, the Lady Knights led by as many as 13 points on two different occasions but the Lady Cats were able to come back within three points with 38 seconds left. A Makayla Epps free throw with 32 seconds left would seal the game for the Lady Knights.
Franklin-Simpson held the Lady Knights to their lowest output of the season. Going into the game Marion County was averaging 63 points per contest.
Marion County has won 19 of their last 20 games dating back to last season.
Stats courtesy of The Bowling Green Daily News
Franklin-Simp. 6 8 6 15 - 35
Marion 16 7 10 6 - 39
Franklin Simpson (7-4) - Chastity Gooch 13, Bianca Bryant 11, Shanice Williams 4, Tradesha Chatman 3, Jenna Curtis 2, Tasia Covington 1, Smith 1
Marion County (12-0) - Bre Elder 14, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers 11, Anne Taylor Medley 7, Makayla Epps 5, Patrice Tonge 2
The Lady Knights also knocked off Warren County (Tenn.) 57-17 in the second game of pool play.
On Monday they faced Bullitt East (9-2), which suffered its first loss of the season against Mercy (5-2) during the second round of the Republic Bank Holiday Classic. The Lady Knights won meaning they will face the winner of the Clay County (9-3) game in the finals on Tuesday at 6 p.m. Clay County defeated Hart County (9-5) in the other semifinal.
The Lady Knights return from holiday play to take on district opponent Campbellsville (1-7) on Friday at Campbellsville. Milby said the team would take time off until that game. Tip off is set for 6 p.m.