Alyssa Barnard scored a total of 72 points and Marshall County’s Lady Marshals won three basketball games last week, extending their winning streak to four games and their season record to 13-2.
The victory streak included a Fourth District win over Calloway County Friday, evening the Lady Marshals’ record in district play at 1-1. Murray, which defeated Marshall County on Jan. 3, leads the First Region with a 16-2 mark. The Lady Tigers are 1-0 in the district.
Barnard had a high of 29 points against McLean County on Jan. 7. She followed that up with 19 points against Calloway and 24 against Goreville, Ill., on Saturday.
Barnard had two double-doubles, with 12 rebounds against McLean County and 14 against Calloway.
Calloway, which lost 53-49, dropped to 9-7, 0-1, with its fifth straight loss.
In other games, the Lady Marshals won lopsided victories at home against McLean County and against Goreville in the Mustang Madness tournament at McCracken County High School.
THIS WEEK: The Lady Marshals are at Paducah Tilghman tonight in the first game of a double-header and return home to Reed Conder Gymnasium in another twin bill against Graves County on Friday. Both games start at 6 p.m.
On Monday, the Lady Marshals will be at home against Martin (Tenn.) Westview in a game added to the schedule to make up for a game against Mount Carmel, Ill., in the Marshall County Hoop Fest that was canceled because of winter weather. Tip-off is at 6:30 p.m.
Also, the school announced that the Lady Marshals will play Franklin-Simpson at 2:30 on Sunday, Feb. 2, at 2:30 p.m. in the championship game of the Lady Storm United Mine Workers Classic at Hopkins County Central in Madisonville. That game was postponed from Dec. 21 because of a power outage.
Marshall Co. 53
Calloway Co. 49
MURRAY – The Lady Marshals evened their Fourth District record at 1-1 with a come-from-behind triumph at Jeffrey Gymnasium Friday.
They had to overcome a stellar 33-point effort from Lady Laker guard Summer Simmons to get the victory.
The Lady Marshals took the early edge, but no more than 4 points separated the two teams as Marshall County led 13-11 after one period. Calloway moved ahead and led 27-23 at halftime and 39-37 after three quarters in a back-and-forth battle that saw six lead changes and seven ties.
Bailey Greer’s basket tied it at 40-40 with 6:25 to go in the game. The Lady Marshals never lost the lead, building as much as a 6-point margin at 50-44 on a 3-point play by Allie York.
Simmons answered with a basket and a 3-point play to make it 50-49 with 1:02 remaining. But she missed her next shot, and Alyssa Barnard rebounded. Marshall County hit 3 of 4 free throws down the stretch to seal the win.
Barnard and York led the way with 24 and 13 points, respectively. The Lady Marshals won despite 44 percent shooting by Calloway, compared to Marshall’s 35 percent. But Marshall County had a sizable advantage, 41-27, in rebounding.
Marshall Co. 13 23 37 53
Calloway Co. 11 27 39 49
MARSHALL CO. – Bailey Greer 7, Allie York 13, Toni Fehrenbacher, Michaela Manley 9, Alyssa Barnard 19, Melissa Ross 2, Payton Smothers, Briley English, Hannah Langhi 3
CALLOWAY CO. – Summer Simmons 33, Abbey Spann 3, Bailey Brown 2, Danielle Potts, Darien Maness 2, Kelsey Douglas 2, Alex Arnett, Ashlyn Stalls 7, Ashton Shelton
Marshall Co. 73
PADUCAH – The Black Cats stayed within reasonable striking distance through two periods, but Marshall County sprinted away by clamping down on defense and turning 16 Goreville turnovers into 19 points.
The Lady Marshals also outrebounded Goreville 33-22. The difference was a 15-3 edge on the offensive boards, which resulted in 14 second-chance points.
Alyssa Barnard hit 9 of 11 shots from the floor, including both 3-point tries, and 4 of 6 free throws for 24 points to lead all scorers. Allie York added 12 and Bailey Greer 10.
Haley Darnell edged Barnard for game scoring honors with 25 points for Goreville.
Goreville 14 35 40 50
Marshall Co. 22 44 64 73
GOREVILLE – Kayla Webb, Haley Darnell 25, Brittney Pritchett, Ashlyn Darnell 2, Gracie Snell 4, Scylar Messner, Cassandra Jones 2, Brenni Jo Tripp 5, Madison Sopczak, Nona Luke, McKenzi Schaede
MARSHALL CO. – Bailey Greer 10, Allie York 12, Toni Fehrenbacher 8, Michaela Manley 4, Alyssa Barnard 24, Nikki Fehrenbacher, Melissa Ross 3, Lexee Miller, Payton Smothers, Briley English, Josey Powell 6, Amanda Bailey, Miyah Davis, Hannah Langhi 6
Marshall Co. 75
McLean Co. 46
DRAFFENVILLE – Allie York had 13 points and Michaela Manley 11 to go along with Alyssa Barnard’s 29-point, 12-rebound performance against the Lady Cougars.
The Lady Marshals scored the first 10 points of the game and built a 16-2 lead after the first quarter. McLean County rallied in the second period, matching Marshall County 16-16, but never got closer than 11 points the rest of the way.
Marshall County compiled a 41-25 advantage in rebounding and shot 51 percent from the floor. The Lady Marshals also hit 21 of 25 free throws.
McLean Co. 2 18 32 46
Marshall Co. 16 32 54 75
McLEAN CO. – Hannah Render 6, Sarah King 2, Kirsten Ayer 8, Maddie Crumbaker 8, Katie Dickerson 12, Brooke Kassinger, Allie Logsdon, Amber Thomas 1, Brenda Brackett 2, Lacy Rojewski 1
MARSHALL CO. – Bailey Greer 6, Allie York 13, Toni Fehrenbacher 2, Michaela Manley 11, Alyssa Barnard 29, Nikki Fehrenbacher, Melissa Ross 2, Lexee Miller 2, Payton Smothers, Briley English, Josey Powell 2, Amanda Bailey 4, Hannah Langhi 4