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Last week, in the Marion County High School sports world, there were a whole lot of good things going on. Not only were there all wins and no losses in both junior varsity and varsity basketball action, two records were broken at the AquaKnights swim meet.
Let’s start with the girls basketball team, who only had one game last week, playing Green County at the Roby Dome. Once again, the team dominated, leading 55-24 at the half and going on to win 72-40, picking up their sixth victory of the regular season. The Lady Knights were led in this game by Patrice Tonge, who scored 20 points to tie a career high.
Now on to the boys basketball team, which had three games last week, all at the Roby Dome. The Knights came into their first game of the week against Green County on Dec. 11 with an 0-4 start to the season. However, the Knights responded, winning by 20 points, 85-65, and picking up their first win of the season.
And the winning continued Thursday night. The Knights won their second game of the season, claiming a 66-54 victory over Casey County. Anton Cowherd put in a career high 14 points in the contest. The momentum carried to Friday night, where the Knights won their first district game of the season against Campbellsville. There was also another career high in scoring, this time by Anthony Mattingly with 20 points.
Hopefully, the momentum obtained by the three W’s last week carried over into last night’s game at the Roby Dome and will carry into the holiday tournaments that the Knights will compete in.
Both basketball teams will compete in two holiday tournaments, with the Lady Knights in the Republic Bank Classic at Lexington Catholic and the Gateway Holiday Classic at Montgomery County High School. The Knights will play in the Representative David Floyd Bethlehem Eagles Holiday Classic and the Campbellsville University Holiday Classic. As I have said before in a previous column, I remember playing in holiday tournaments during my high school basketball days, and I still have fond memories of those.
Finally, the winning continued at the AquaKnights swim meet on Dec. 11. In the few minutes I was at the meet against Nelson County at the Lebanon Aquatic Center, I witnessed one school record being broken, the 12-year-old record in the girls 200-yard medley relay. This record was broken by Laura Rice, Lindsey Buckman, Johannah Leake, and Morgan Avritt. Lindsey Buckman also broke another record that night, the 20-year-old 100-yard butterfly record. Congratulations to these girls for their record-setting night!
There you have it, a whole lot of winning going on in Marion County sports. I hope the three winter sports teams continue their winning ways.