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Knights Win At Campbellsville (1/21/2018)
Marion County's Lez Means out-runs the Campbellsville defense for two of his game-high 16 points.
With both teams getting off to a slow start, it wasn't a pretty game. But the Marion County Knights' offense finally came to life late in the first quarter, going on an 12-2 run from which the Campbellsville Eagles wouldn't recover, and claimed a 54-37 win on the road. Marion County senior guard Lez Means posted the first double-double of his career with 16 points and a career-high 11 rebounds.
Neither team seemed able to find the basket early with Campbellsville holding just a 5-2 lead after more than five minutes of play. But Means finally broke the ice for the Knights, first drawing a foul and hitting one of two free-throws, then after a Campbellsville turnover completing a three-point play, then pulling down a Campbellsville missed shot and driving the length of the floor for a basket. After Eagles freshman Aaren Hash scored inside, the Knights closed out the first quarter with back-to-back three's from Luke Thomas and Tyshay Epps for a 14-7 lead.
Marion County's defense kept pressure on Campbellsville's outside shooters, holding the Eagles to just four points in the second quarter. For the game, Campbellsville would manage just 21.2% shooting from the floor as Marion County took a 19-point lead at the half. The Knights stretched the lead to 25 early in the third quarter, 36-11, before the Eagles took advantage of Marion County turnovers to cut the lead to 15 points at the start of the fourth quarter. But that was as close as they could get as the Knights put it on cruise control in the final period on their way to the 17-point win.
(Left) Luke Thomas (0) makes the first of his two three-point FGs. (Middle) Mason Sullivan (10) scores inside against the Campbellsville defense. (Right) Connor Higdon makes the second of his two three-pointers.
Means was the only player for either team to reach double figures in scoring. Epps finished the game with nine points and eight assists. In his first start of the season, Connor Higdon connected on a pair of three-pointers and grabbed four rebounds. Thomas also made a pair of three-pointers and recorded three rebounds and three assists. 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 take the floor Tuesday when they travel to Nicholasville for a JV/Varsity double-header with the East Jessamine Jaguars. The Varsity game is scheduled to start at 7:30 PM following the JV contest at 6:00 PM. But first, on Monday the JV Knights will join the Freshmen squad for a double-header at Washington County High School. The Freshmen are scheduled to start at 6:00 PM with the Junior Varsity squads following. You can see the calendar for all three Knights teams by clicking on teh "Calendar" button in the left-hand column, or by clicking here.
After Long Break, Knights Return To Action (1/20/2018)
Marion County's Mason Sullivan (10) scored 12 points with 10 rebounds in the KNights' last game against Campbellsville.
Thanks to the snow, it's been eleven days since the Marion County Knights played their last game, a 60-57 win over Green County at the Roby Dome. Coach Montrelle Irvin's squad will finally step back on the court this afternoon and hope they won't have to shake off too much rust when they travel to Campbellsville High School for a 20th District contest with the Eagles.
Campbellsville managed to squeeze in one game earlier this week, a heart-breaking 66-65 loss on a last-second three-pointer to Bardstown on Thursday in the All "A" Classic regional tournament. If that wasn't enough to make the Eagles want to come back with a strong performance today, they would also like to make up for the 75-67 loss to the Knights last month at the Roby Dome. Both teams struggled with foul trouble in that contest and swapped the lead back-and-forth several times in the fourth quarter before Marion County hit enough free-throws down the stretch for the win.
Tip-off is scheduled for 3:30 PM following a girls' Varsity game between the Lady Knights and Lady Eagles at 2:00 PM.
Game Time With Campbellsville Is Set (1/19/2018)
The Marion County Knights game at Campbellsville on Saturday has been scheduled for 3:30 PM. The boys will play following the girls Varsity game between the Lady Knights and Lady Eagles at 2:00 PM.
Schedule Changes Announced (1/18/2018)
Updated 10:32 PM, 1/18/2018
As Central Kentucky continues to deal with the effects of the winter weather this week, athletic directors across the 5th Region are scrambling to revise their basketball schedules and find new dates for make-up games. As a result, the Marion County Knights have had several updates to their schedule:
The girl/boy Varsity double-header at Campbellsville will be played this Saturday with the start times to be announced Friday morning. The start time will be posted here as soon as possible.
The girl/boy Varsity double-header against Adair County at the Roby Dome has been scheduled for Sunday, January 28, at 3:00 PM Eastern time (girls) and 4:30 PM Eastern time (boys).
The boys home JV game against Franklin County on Monday, January 29, has been replaced with a girls Varsity game against Taylor County at 6:00 PM. The boys Varsity will still play Franklin County's Varsity that night in the Roby Dome at 7:30 PM.
The boys Freshmen, JV, and Varsity squads will all travel to Bethlehem Hign School on Saturday, February 10, for a triple-header with the Eagles
Any other schedule changes will be posted here as they become available. To see the most up-to-date boys Varsity schedule, click on the "Schedule" button in the left-hand column. To see the complete calendar for the Freshmen, JV, and Varsity Knights, click on the "Calendar" button in the left-hand column, or click here.
Updated 10:32 PM, 1/18/2018
Adair Co. Game Postponed (1/16/2018)
Due to the incliment winter weather, tonight's game with Adair County has been postponed to January 27. You can see the most up-to-date schedule information by clicking on the "Schedule" button in the right-hand column, or by clicking here.
Updated: 1/16/2018, 11:10 AM.
Adair Co. Comes To The Roby Dome (1/16/2018)
Adair County freshman Zion Harmon, shown here in the Indians' 78-65 win at Barren County, in averaging 34 points per game. (Photo by Daniel Suddeath, Glasgow Daily Times)
If Mother Nature will allow it, the Adair County Indians will pay a visit to the Roby Dome tonight for a 20th District match-up with the Marion County Knights. The Indians (10-6) are on a four-game winning streak and have won six of their last seven contests.
Top-ranked freshman Zion Harmon leads the Indians in scoring at 34.0 PPG, which includes an eye-popping 54 points in a 119-103 win over Caverna last week. (Amazingly, Harmon did not score the most points in that game. That honor belongs to Caverna's Jobby Howard, who poured in 65 points to set his school's record. Howard and his Caverna teammates are scheduled to visit the Roby Dome to take on the Knights on February 13.) Adair County's second-leading scorer, senior Corey Melton, did not play when the Indians and Knights met in Columbia back on December 8th. Marion County held a lead in that game at the half, 37-34, but eventually came up short, 88-77, as Adair County's Dre Boyd and Anthony Payne combined for 28 second-half points.
Tip-off for the Knights and Indians is scheduled for 7:45 PM Eastern time (6:45 PM Central) following a girls varsity game between the Lady Knights and Lady Indians at 6:30 PM Eastern time (5:30 PM Central).
Notes: * Should tonight's game be affected by the winter weather, updates will be posted here as soon as they are announced.
** The Marion County Knights 2017 baseball team will be honored between games this evening for reaching the semi-finals of the 2017 KHSAA/Whitaker Bank State Tournament. The team won its first Fifth Region Championship in school history and finished the season with a record of 28-7, the most wins in school history. Senior guard Luke Thomas was a key member of that team and set the school record for most pitching wins in a season. *** Saturday's road game at Bethlehem has been moved to January 27 due to scheduling conflicts. The Knights are now scheduled to make up last Friday's postponed game at Campbellsville this Saturday. You can see the current up-to-date schedule by clicking here.
Campbellsville Game Postponed (1/12/2018)
Tonight's basketball between the Marion County Knights and Campbellsville Eagles has been postponed. A rescheduled date will be announced at a later time.
Also, Saturday's Autism Classic games have been canceled. No announcement has been made regarding a make-up date.
(Updated 1/12/2018, 2:23 PM)
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