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Knights Hold Off Dragons (12/17/2014)
Marion County senior Clay Rodgers comes up with a steal after causing a loose ball in the Knights' 76-73 win over Green County.
It wasn't pretty, but the Marion County Knights improved their record to 3-4 by winning a foul-plagued contest, 76-73, over a depleted Green County squad Tuesday night in the Roby Dome. The Dragons were already down to just one senior entering the game due to a rash of injuries before having four players foul out down the stretch.
Much of the second half looked like a free-throw shooting contest as the two teams combined to commit 62 fouls, resulting in an eye-popping 76 free-throw attempts. During one stretch in the fourth quarter that took 1:20 off the clock -- but seemed to last for 25 minutes in real time -- the two teams combined to shoot 17 free-throws without recording a field goal. In addition to the four Dragons who fouled out, two Knights were disqualified with five fouls.
Marion County got strong performances from several players, including senior Anton Cowherd. The Knights' leading scorer put up 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, and 3 assists before fouling out with 1:20 left in the game. Sophomore Isaac Lanham scored 11 points while grabbing a career-high 17 rebounds, including eight on the offensive end which led to 9 second-chance points for the Knights. Senior Chase Lancaster again hit a buzzer-beating shot -- this time at the end of the first half to put Marion County up 38-35 -- and finished with 15 points and 3 assists. Junior guard Tyler Wethington also scored double-figures with 13 points, including 3 three-point field goals, and picked off a career-high 5 steals.
The Knights needed all of the support they could get to overcome an outstanding performance from Green County junior Dominique Compton, who led all scorers with 33 points and seemed to get to the basket whenever he wanted to. The speedy guard gave the Marion County defense fits despite being covered by a "chaser" most of the game.
The Dragons managed to take a 59-51 lead with 6:11 left in the game on a basket from junior Corbin Suratt. Shortly after that is when the teams started trading free-throws and Marion County finally tied the score at 60-60 when Paul Schneider hit one of two. With the game still tied at 66-66, Compton dribbled through the Knights' press for a driving lay-up and a two-point lead. Cowherd responded for Marion County on their next possession with an impressive dunk for a 68-68 tie. But the raucous student section's enthusiasm was short-lived when Cowherd committed his fifth foul on the in-bounds play. Green County's Alec Sluder hit one of two free-throws to put the visitors back on top 69-68 with 1:20 left in the game.
(Left) Tyler Wethington hits one of his three 3-point FGs over the Green County defense. (Middle) Isaac Lanham chases down one of his career-high 17 rebounds. (Right) Anton Cowherd throws down a dunk late in the game.
On the Knights' next possession, Lancaster scored on a drive while drawing a foul and completed the three-point play at the charity stripe for a 71-69 lead with under a minute to play. After a Green County miss Lancaster was fouled in the melee for the rebound he hit one of two free-throws to stretch the Marion County lead to three points. The Dragons would not get closer than two points for the remaining 0:40.8 and the Knights claimed their third win of the season.
You can read more about this game by clicking on the score in the right-hand column, or by clicking here.
The Varsity Knights will take a break from games until after Christmas when they will take part in the Campbellsville University Holiday Classic at Campbellsville High School. Marion County will open on Friday, December 26, when they take on the Elizabethtown Panthers at 5:30 PM.
Dragons To Visit Roby Dome (12/16/2014)
Green County's Colton Bush (33) is guarded by Marion County's Chase Lancaster in last season's 91-83 overtime Knights win.
The Marion County Knights look to return to their winning ways after dropping back-to-back games this weekend to Danville and North Bullitt when the Green County Dragons pay a visit to the Roby Dome this evening. Both Marion County and Green County enter the game with a 2-4 record.
The Knights and Dragons frequently play each other down to the wire, such as last year's overtime game in Greensburg when Marion County pulled out a 91-83 win. While the Knights lost seven seniors to graduation, Green County returns two players who scored double-figures in that game -- senior Colton Bush (20) and junior Dominique Compton (18). Head coach Keith Young led the Dragons to a surprising 18-12 record last year in his first season at the school, reaching the quarter-finals of the state All-A Classic and claiming the 18th District Tournament championship.
After winning their 20th District opener on the road at Adair County last Tuesday, the Knights have struggled with their outside shooting. Head coach Montrelle Irvin also looks for his team to take better care of the basketball by cutting down on the 17 turnovers committed on Saturday against North Bullitt.
Game-time is set for 8:00 PM Eastern time (7:00 PM Central) following a girls Varsity game at 6:30 PM Eastern time (5:30 PM Central).
Schedule Change For Freshmen and JV Game (12/14/2014)
The Freshmen/Junior Varsity double-header at Bethlehem scheduled for Monday has been cancelled. The Freshmen Knights' next game will be Thursday at home against Nelson County at 6:00 PM. The JV Knights will not play again until January 3 in the first game of a JV/Varsity double-header at Barren County.
North Bullitt Downs Knights (12/14/2014)
Chase Lancaster shoots over North Bullitt's Trent Napier in Saturday's game at Bardstown High School.
Marion County's shooting woes continued Saturday as they fell to the North Bullitt Eagles, 67-51, in the State Farm Shootout at Bardstown High School. The Knights shot a paltry 18.2% from the outside while the hot-handed Eagles converted 40.9% of their three-point tries, outscoring Marion County by 15 points from beyond the arc. North Bullitt also out-rebounded the Knights 36-27.
North Bullitt opened the game with a 9-2 run, forcing a Marion County time-out 3:11 into the game. A lay-up by Anthony Tonge and a three-pointer from Chase Lancaster cut the deficit to two points before the Eagles got scores from reserves Brendan Holt and Chase McKenzie just before the horn sounded to push the lead back to six. Marion County's cold shooting contribute to the deficit in the second quarter as the Knights hit only 1-of-11 three-point attempts before halftime. Meanwhile, North Bullitt closed out the half with a 9-2 run, getting an old-fashioned three-point play from senior Ricky Dunnavon and three-point field goals from juniors Ryan Henson and Jared Free, with Free's bomb coming right as the horn sounded to give the Eagles a 32-17 lead.
(Left) Senior Clay Rodgers guards North Bullitt's Ricky Dunnavon. (Middle) Anthony Tonge scores in the first quarter. (Right) Sophomore Isaac Lanham finishes off a fast break.
In the second half Marion County started to have more success attacking the basket from close range, getting a pair of field goals in the paint from both Chase Lancaster and Isaac Lanham. North Bullitt still maintained its lead throughout the third quarter as Dunnavon and Henson combined to hit five three-pointers in the period. The Knights managed to cut the lead to nine points at 55-46 on a basket from Anton Cowherd with just under 5:00 left to play. But a 10-0 run led by Henson and Dunnavon put the final nail in Marion County's coffin.
Lancaster was the only Knight to hit double-figures in scoring with 20 points -- 17 in the second half. Tonge and Lanham both grabbed eight boards for Marion County. Dunnavon led North Bullitt with 20 points while Henson scored 18. You can read more about this game by clicking on the score in the right-hand column, or by clicking here.
The Varsity Knights next opponent will be the Green County Dragons, who will visit the Roby Dome on Tuesday for a Girl/Boy double-header. The Boys contest is scheduled for 8:00 PM Eastern time (7:00 PM Central) following the Girls game at 6:30 PM Eastern time (5:30 PM Central).
Freshmen Win Pair of District Games -- The Freshmen Knights won two 20th District games Saturday morning at Campbellsville Middle School. You can read more about those games by clicking on the "Freshmen" button in the left-hand column.
Shooting Woes Dog Knights; Fall To Ads (12/13/2014)
Marion County's Tyler Wethington drives the ball up the floor at Danville. Wethington scored a career-high 17 points in the Knights' loss.
The Marion County Knights shot a miserable 25.8% from the floor Friday night and came up short at Danville to the Admirals, 56-45. Danville's 2-3 zone coaxed Marion County into shooting twice as many three-point attempts as two-pointers (36 and 18).
Neither team seemed to be able to find the basket in the first half, as reflected by the half-time score, 16-16. Junior guard Tyler Wethington seemed to be the only player who could find the range, converting three of six three-point attempts before the break. But Danville's offense seemed to lock in at the beginning of the third quarter as the Admirals went on a 10-0 run to start the quarter. Marion County continued to settle for long-range attempts that never found the mark and went into the fourth period down 34-24.
The Knights offense finally began to click in the final quarter as Chase Lancaster sank a pair of three-pointers and Anton Cowherd found some driving lanes to the basket. But Danville answered every charge from Marion County as senior Trevin Washington scored seven of 14 points in the final six minutes as the Admirals went on to the 11-point win.
With the rest of the offense stagnant, Wethington set personal career-highs with five three-point field goals and 17 points to lead Marion County's effort. Despite shooting 3-17 from the floor, Cowherd went 6-7 at the free-throw line and finished with 13 points, and senior Anthony Tonge had another double-digit rebounding night with 11 boards. You can read more about this game by clicking on the score in the right-hand column, or by clicking here.
The loss drops Marion County's record to 2-3 on the season as they head into this afternoon's match-up with North Bullitt at Bardstown High School in the State Farm Shootout. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:30 PM.
JV Knights Win -- The JV Knights had a better trip to Danville, coming away with a 46-40 win. You can read more about that game by clicking on the "JV" button in the left-hand column, or by clicking here.
Admirals Pose Big Challenge For Knights (12/12/2014)
Danville senior Cody Woolridge (22) leads his team in both scoring (19.0) and rebounds (6.2).
The Marion County Knights will travel out of the 5th Region tonight when they hit the road to Danville High School to take on the Admirals. The Knights are coming off an impressive 56-47 win at district rival Adair County and will be looking for their third consecutive "W".
Danville comes into tonight's match-up with a record of 4-2, having lost to a tough West Jessamine team on Tuesday. The Admirals are led by senior Cody Woolridge who is averaging 19.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game and is hitting 42.9% of his shots from the floor. Woolridge gets plenty of support from fellow senior Jaylen Hendren (10.0 PPG) and junior Spencer McKinney (9.7 PPG). Both are also dangerous from beyond the three-point line with Hendren converting 40.5% of his long-range shots and McKinney making 34.8% of his three-point shots. McKinney also pulls down 6.0 rebounds per contest.
Anton Cowherd has led the Knights through their first four games, averaging 22.2 PPG and 8.0 RPG. Guards Chase Lancaster (14.8 PPG) and Tyler Wethington (11.0 PPG) also average double-figure scoring for Marion County while sophomore Isaac Lanham leads the team with 9.2 rebounds per game.
Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 PM following a Junior Varsity game scheduled for 6:00 PM.
Freshmen and JV Knights win pair at Green Co. -- Marion County's Freshmen and Junior Varsity Knights both picked up wins at Green County on Thursday. You can read about these games by clicking on the "Freshmen" and "JV" buttons in the left-hand column.
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