Lady Marshals top Nelson to capture tourney title
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–David Green/ Tribune-Courier
Members of the Lady Marshals team celebrate their championship.
–David Green/ Tribune-Courier Members of the Lady Marshals team celebrate their championship.
By David Green

DRAFFENVILLE – Marshall County defeated Nelson County 74-61 to claim the championship of the Lady Marshal Holiday Classic Wednesday at Reed Conder Gymnasium.

Nelson County scored six straight points to open the fourth quarter, cutting a 51-43 Lady Marshal lead to 51-49.

But Marshall senior point guard Tory Fehrenbacher hit four straight free throws, then stole the ball and scored on a layup to answer the Nelson surge.

That was the beginning of a 19-1 explosion by Marshall County that pushed the lead to 70-52 before Nelson County recovered.

The victory was the eighth in a row for 9-1 Marshall County. Nelson County, 7-2, saw a six-game winning streak snapped.

Taylor Meadows topped all scorers for Marshall County with 21 points, followed by Allie York with 18 and Fehrenbacher with 12.

Cierra Drake, Nelson County’s 6-3 junior center, led the Lady Cards with 18. A.J. Lewis added 15.

The Lady Cards from Bardstown defeated Graves County 49-37 on Monday and then edged Covington, Tenn. 51-48 and handled Lyon County 62-35 on Tuesday to move into the championship game.

Marshall County came from behind to defeat Pleasure Ridge Park 54-49 in Monday’s nightcap, then whipped Union County 70-43 and Apollo 61-32 on Tuesday.

In the third-place game, Covington, Tenn., ran out to a 12-0 lead after one quarter, extended it to 25-2 at the half and rode that to a 51-22 victory over Pleasure Ridge Park of Louisville.

Graves County defeated Owensboro Apollo 61-47 for fifth place and Union County defeated Lyon County 50-38 to take seventh place.

Full details and pictures will be in Tuesday’s Trib.

Lady Marshal Holiday Classic scores:

Monday’s Games

Nelson County 49, Graves County 37

Covington, Tenn., 75, Lyon County 44

Apollo 42, Union County 40

Marshall County 54, Pleasure Ridge Park 49

Tuesday’s Games

Pleasure Ridge Park 58, Union County 50

Nelson County 51, Covington, Tenn., 48

Marshall County 70, Union County 43

Nelson County 62, Lyon County 35

Covington, Tenn. 48, Graves County 36

Pleasure Ridge Park 57, Apollo 31

Marshall County 61, Apollo 32

Wednesday’s Games

Championship: Marshall County 74, Nelson County 61

Third Place: Covington, Tenn., 51, Pleasure Ridge Park 22

Fifth Place: Graves County 61, Apollo 47

Seventh Place: Union County 50, Lyon County 38

Marshals keep rolling, 69-45 over Union County

MADISONVILLE – Marshall County defeated Union County 69-45 in the Hancock Bank/Brand 40 Classic at Madisonville Wednesday.

The Marshals meet host Madisonville-North Hopkins at 8 p.m. tonight and take on Warren Central at 2 p.m. Friday.

Marshall County, the First Region’s top-ranked team, improved to 7-0 with the win while Union County dropped to 2-5.

Madisonville, of the Second Region, dropped to 5-2 with an 82-70 loss to Warren Central Wednesday. The Dragons, out of the Fourth Region, are 4-3.

Both the Marshals and Lady Marshals will travel to Mt. Sterling to play in the Gateway Holiday Tournament hosted by Montgomery County High School next week.

Full details and pictures will be in Tuesday’s Trib.

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