Teams compete in region

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By Josh Veatch

Monday night the Lady Knights defeated the North Hardin Lady Trojans in the opening round of the 2011 girls 5th region tournament at Marion County High School. They won 58-36. This isn’t the first time the Lady Knights have defeated the Lady Trojans. On Feb. 11, they beat North Hardin by 21 points in a 64-43 victory in Radcliff.
The Lady Knights will face the Nelson County Lady Cardinals, who knocked off Hart County Monday evening, 67-56. The Lady Knights and the Lady Cardinals will face off in a semi-final game on Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. The Lady Knights have not played Nelson County this season. The last time the Lady Knights and Lady Cardinals met was Feb. 19, 2010. Marion County led by 18 points at halftime, but Nelson County star Samantha Drake scored 22 of her 27 points in the second half to make it close. The final score was 60-57 giving the Lady Knights a win in their regular season finale.  
The Knights will also play in the opening round of the 2011 boys 5th region tournament at Green County High School. That game is scheduled for tonight at 5:30 p.m. eastern time against the LaRue County Hawks. The Knights have defeated the Hawks once thi
s season by five points on Feb. 18 in a 63-58 home victory.  If Marion County gets by LaRue County their semi-final opponent would be either Bardstown or John Hardin. Both of these teams defeated the Knights this season.  
The Tigers defeated the Knights by 17 points in the opening game of the season and by 25 points on Feb. 8. John Hardin came into the Roby Dome and handed Marion County a 75-52 loss on Feb. 15.