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The Lady Knights had no trouble defeating the Lady Cardinals Monday of last week, scoring 71 points and only allowing the home team 33 points. Junior Bre Elder led all scorers in the game with 14 points helping her team to have a 17-6 record.
In the first quarter, Marion County’s defensive pressure only allowed Taylor County to score three points, all coming from free throws. Late in the period, the Lady Knights used a 10-0 run to grab a 19-2 lead with 0:32 seconds remaining. Sophomore Makayla Epps put in 10 of her 12 points in the first frame, helping Marion County to lead 21-3.
Taylor County seemed to get back on track in the second period, almost matching Marion County’s points. However, 10 of their 12 points came from the free throw stripe, as the Lady Knights only allowed the Lady Cardinals one field goal in the entire first half. Marion County stretched their lead to 22 points twice in the frame, and led by 20 points at halftime with a score of 35-15.
The third quarter was evenly played between the two teams with Marion County leading by at least 15 points throughout the period. The Lady Knights committed four turnovers and were called for seven team fouls, which allowed the Lady Cardinals to maintain the margin. A field goal by Elder with 0:25 remaining pushed the lead back to 22 points at the end of the frame, with a score of 49-27.
Marion County’s offense once again exploded in the fourth quarter to score 22 points, with five different Lady Knights getting into the scoring column in the frame. A 7-0 spurt by the Lady Knights at the beginning of the fourth period gave them a 29-point advantage with 5:53 left and a score of 56-27. Junior Emily Fenwick put in nine of her 13 points in the final period, helping the Lady Knights win easily with a final score of 71-33.
Marion County 21 14 14 22- 71
Taylor County 3 12 12 6 - 33
Marion County (17-6): Bre Elder 14, Emily Fenwick 13, Makayla Epps 12, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers 8, Logan Powell 6, Tessa Simpson 6, Coco May 4, Patrice Tonge 4, Alexus Calhoun 2, Colleen Rakes 2
Taylor County (14-9): Mercedes Cox 12, Hope Wiggington 8, Rachel Riggs 4, Marsha Kessler 3, Haley Wright 3, K. Miller 2, Savannah Gregory 1