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Knights Split Final Scrimmage With Iroquois (11/22/2015)
Marion County junior center Joe Craig Riggs (34) blocks a shot in the Knights' scrimmage against Iroquois on Saturday.
For their final scrimmage of the pre-season the Marion County Knights traveled to Fairdale High School in Jefferson County on Saturday to take on the Iroquois Raiders in the King Of The Bluegrass Jamboree. The Knights got off to a rocky start in the first quarter, falling short on the scoreboard 25-8, but bounced back to win the second and third quarters 13-11 and 26-22, respectively, before Iroquois claimed the fourth quarter 13-12. Had a running score been kept Iroquois would have come out on top 71-59, but after the disastrous first quarter Marion County outscored the Raiders 51-46.
Most of the Knights' early struggles came as a result of turnovers and poor rebounding. Marion County failed to grab a single defensive rebound in the first quarter, leading to eight second-chance points for the Raiders who won the battle of the boards 41-34. Of Iroquois' 41 rebounds, 25 came on the offensive end. The majority of Marion County's 26 turnovers also came in the first half before their press offense made adjustments to handle the Raiders' full-court pressure. The Knights did significantly improve their shooting from last week's scrimmage -- after converting only 29.5% of their shots against the Butler Bears, Marion County converted 47.7% of their shots against the Raiders.
(Left) Marion County's Lez Means scores after picking off an Iroquois pass. (Middle) Junior guard Cameron Nally guards an Iroquois ball-handler. (Right) Senior point guard Tyler Wethington squares up for a three-point attempt. Wethington shot 3-7 from behind the arc.
Senior guard Tyler Wethington led the Knights in scoring, pouring in 13 of his 20 points in the third quarter. Wethington also was credited with three assists and four steals. Sophomore Lez Means was the only other Knight to score double-figures with 11 points. Senior Deshay Epps led the team in rebounding with 7 while junior Isaac Lanham had 6 boards.
Marion County will spend the coming week preparing for their season-opening game on November 30 at Glasgow High School. The Knights will have a busy first week of the season, playing four games in six days. You can see the full schedule by clicking on the Schedule or Calendar buttons in the left-hand column.
The JV Knights also played Iroquois in their only scrimmage of the pre-season. You can read more about that scrimmage by clicking on the "JV" button in the left-hand column.
Knights Finish Strong But Come Up Short In First Scrimmage (11/14/2015)
Head Coach Montrelle Irvin (center) gives final instructions before Marion County's scrimmage with Butler High School.
In their first scrimmage of the pre-season, the Marion County Knights showed some positive signs in the second half, but overall came up short against the Butler Bears from Louisville. The Bears won the first quarter 12-4, the second quarter 9-8, and the third quarter 21-13. Marion County won the fourth quarter 15-7. In total, Butler outscored the Knights 49-39.
Senior guard Tyler Wethington failed to score in the first half but ended up leading the Knights in scoring with 10 points wile also passing out three assists and recording a pair of steals. Junior forward Isaac Lanham scored 9 points for Marion County to go with his six rebounds and two assists. As a team the Knights out-rebounded Butler 37-23, but hit only 29.5% of their shots from the floor while the Bears shot 38.1%. The bears also took better care of the ball, committing only 13 turnovers to Marion County's 21.
(Left) Marion County's Isaac Lanham scores on a put-back in the second quarter. (Right) Junior Joe Craig Riggs grabs one of his five rebounds against the Bears.
The Knights did put 14 different players into the game as head coach Montrelle Irvin gave all his players several minutes of playing time and tried out different combinations. Junior center Joe Craig Riggs made the most of his opportunity off the bench with five rebounds.
Marion County will play its second and final scrimmage of the pre-season next Saturday at Fairdale High School in Louisville where they will play the Iroquois Raiders in both Varsity and JV contests. The Junior Varsity scrimmage is scheduled to begin at 10:30 AM while the Varsity will take the floor at 12:00 noon.
Knights To Scrimmage Butler At Taylor Co. (11/14/2015)
Marion County senior Tyler Wethington led the Knights in assists last season and is the team's leading returning scorer.
The Marion County Knights will make the short trip to Taylor County High School today for the first of their two pre-season scrimmages when they take on the Butler Bears in the NEXT UP! Recruits Jamboree at 2:15 PM. Butler High School in Louisville competes in the 6th Region and finished last season with a 6-19 record. The Knights are coming off a 14-11 record last season and will be looking to replace the leadership of five departed seniors -- especially 2014-2015 co-MVPs Anton Cowherd, who signed to play at Motlow State in Tennessee, and point guard Chase Lancaster.
The Knights and the Bears will be playing the first of six scrimmages at Taylor County. Following the Marion County-Butler contest at 2:15 PM, Paul Lawrence Dunbar High School from Lexington will take on Louisville's Doss High School at 3:30 PM. At 4:45 PM 8th Region power Owen County will take on Caverna High School from the 5th Region, followed by Hopkinsville and Louisville's central High School at 6:00 PM. North Laurel and Franklin-Simpson will face each other at 7:00 PM and host team Taylor County will close out the night against Louisville Eastern at 8:15 PM.
Photos From Knights Madness (11/8/2015)
The Marion County Cheerleaders performed for the crowd to open Knights Madness.
Last Monday night the Marion County Knights gave the public its first look at what the 2015-2016 basketball team would look like. After the MCHS Cheerleading squad performed for the crowd, the boys Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshmen teams went through a series of drills before the scrimmages took place. The Freshmen Knights took on the coaching and support staff while the Varsity and JV squads split up into White and Navy teams. The White squad pulled out a narrow win in overtime when sophomore guard Luke Thomas hit a put-back shot. No official score of the scrimmages was kept.
The Knights will play their first scrimmage against a different opponent this Saturday when they travel to Taylor County High School for the UP NEXT Recruit Classic. Marion County will take on Butler High School from Louisville at 2:15 PM.
(Left) Freshman Bennett Lucas (12) drives around head coach Montrelle Irvin in the Freshmen-Coaches scrimmage. (Middle) Junior forward Isaac Lanham chases down a loose ball during the White-Navy scrimmage. (Right) Sophomore guard Luke Thomas hits a three-pointer over freshman Trevor Douglas.
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