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Lady Knights open district play this week

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By Jesse Osbourne

The Marion County High School girls' basketball team faced region foe Adair County (1-1) on Tuesday night on the road.

Lady Knights Head Coach Trent Milby said that the Lady Indians were a young team like Marion County.

"They've got some decent size," he said. "We expect zone defense from them. We'll have to get after them and use the press to our advantage. If we get some easy baskets it seems to get us going."

The Lady Indians beat region opponent John Hardin (0-3) 71-54 and lost to region contender Green County (2-0) 66-48.

On Friday night the girls return to the Roby Dome for a double header with the Knights against border rival Washington County (0-2). Tip off is slated for 8 p.m.

"It's a rivalry so you never know," Milby said. "They'll play the hardest they've played. And we have to take care of Adair County first, because it's a district game. Against Washington County we'll press and try to get them running."

The Lady Commanders lost to region opponent Taylor County (3-0) 61-49 and border rival Boyle County (1-1) 60-31 last week. They face Garrard County (3-0) before coming to the Roby Dome.

On Tuesday of next week the Lady Knights travel to Green County (2-0) to face a tough region opponent. Tip off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

"They've got one of the best guards in the region, Micah Jones. They'll be a tough team," Milby said. "They're the best team in that district along with Hart County. We have to get them running and try to get the ball out of Jones' hands."

Jones isn't the only region hot shot on the squad. They also feature Megan Hartfield and Kelsea Mitchell.

Green County has defeated Campbellsville (0-2) 78-33 and Adair County (1-1) 66-48. They face district rival Hart County (1-1) and Caverna (0-2) before hosting the Lady Knights.