DRAFFENVILLE – Marshall County will take on Nelson County for the championship of the Lady Marshal Holiday Classic today at 4 p.m. in Reed Conder Gymnasium.
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.
The Lady Marshals improved to 8-1 with their seventh consecutive victory. Nelson County is 7-1 and has won six straight games.
In other games in the tournament, Apollo and Graves County will meet a noon, followed by Pleasure Ridge Park versus Covington, Tenn., at 1:30.
In the auxiliary gym at 4 p.m., Lyon County and Union County will meet.
In boys’ action, Marshall County puts an unbeaten (6-0) record on the line in the Hancock Bank/Brand 40 Classic at Madisonville today. The Marshals will play Union County at 4 p.m.
The Marshals are scheduled to meet host Madisonville-North Hopkins at 8 p.m. Thursday night and Warren Central at 2 p.m. Friday.
Union County is off to a 2-4 start, while Madisonville is 5-1 and Warren Central is 3-3.
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.
Lady Marshal Holiday Classic scores from the first two days of play at Reed Conder Gymnasium:
Nelson County 49, Graves County 37
Covington, Tenn., 75, Lyon County 44
Apollo 42, Union County 40
Marshall County 54, Pleasure Ridge Park 49
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