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On Tuesday of last week, the Marion County Lady Knights faced the Green County Lady Dragons at the Roby Dome. The Lady Knights raced ahead from the beginning and were able to keep the Lady Dragons on the ropes. A quick spurt early in the first quarter from the locals gave a glimpse of how the game would play out. Marion County’s up-tempo offense and smothering defense proved to be too much for Green County in a 77-42 rout.
In the first quarter, the Marion County Lady Knights got to double digits before the Green County Lady Dragons could muster a single point. Toward the end of this period, the visiting team made a 5-0 run, making the score a bit more respectable. However, the Lady Knights bounced back to claim a 12-point lead at the end of the frame.
The second quarter was very similar to the previous one, with Marion County controlling all aspects of the game and limiting Green County to a measly eight points in the period. The locals kept building the lead until it reached 25 points at halftime.
The Lady Knights led a balanced attack in the third quarter, with five different players scoring in the period. A larger number of turnovers by the Lady Dragons prevented them from drawing any closer to the locals. Marion County finished the quarter with a three-point field goal by Coco May that gave them a 34-point cushion.
Head Coach Trent Milby only played his starters for a portion of the fourth quarter. Marion County’s key reserves came off the bench to score a combined 12 points, matching the entire Green County team’s output. With a 35-point win, the Lady Knights cruised to victory and now have an overall record of 5-0. Bre Elder, Makayla Epps, and Kyvin Goodin-Rogers scored a combined 51 points, which was 66 percent of the team’s total points.
According to Milby, the Lady Knights can learn from every game they play, including the Green County match.
“We are just looking for effort and body language,” he said. “We are getting new faces familiar with playing, so each game is something where we are just trying to get better... We shot the ball really well vs. Green.”
Marion County 23 21 20 13 - 77
Green County 11 8 11 12 - 42
Marion County (5-0): Bre Elder 18, Makayla Epps 18, Kyvin Goodin-Rogers 15, Coco May 6, Logan Powell 6, Emily Fenwick 4, Patrice Tonge 4, Tessa Simpson 3, Shakila Goodin 2, Alexus Calhoun 1
Green County (1-5): Rachel Marr 17, Kali Hedgespeth 7, Brooke Estes 6, KaylaBale 5, Allie Ingram 3, Chryslee Sherill 2, Carrie Davis 2