HOPKINSVILLE – D.J. Pigg tied a school record with eight 3-point field goals to lead Marshall County to a 60-44 victory over Christian County at Colonel Gym Friday night in high school basketball.
The game was delayed from its original date on Thursday because of the threat of thunderstorms.
The win gave the Marshals a five-game win streak to wrap up the regular season.
Pigg hit his first trey in the first quarter, nailed three in the second period, three more in the third period. He equaled Jimmie Lee Holder’s mark established during the 2002-2003 season with a shot in the fourth period. He missed his only 2-point field goal attempt and hit 1 of 2 from the free-throw line for 25 points.
Pigg took 13 shots from behind the arc, including one last try in the final quarter to attempt to break Holder’s record.
Marshall County jumped out to a 7-0 lead and held a 12-8 advantage after the first eight minutes. The Colonels came out red-hot in the second frame, hitting two quick 3-pointers. Pigg had his second trey to counter the first score, but A.J. Tyler hit his second long shot and then Cortez Hairston scored to give Christian County a 16-15 lead.
Marshall County answered with a basket by Collin Travis that made it 17-16 and the Marshals led the rest of the way.
However, the Colonels had another long-range spree to open the second half and cut a 10-point halftime deficit to a single point at 27-26.
Once again, it was Pigg from long range, followed by a basket and 1 of 2 free throws by Austin Rentfrow, and then another 3-pointer by Pigg restored the double-digit lead at 36-26. Christian County never got closer than 5 the rest of the way.
Tyler led the Colonels with 20 points.
Rentfrow and Landon Taylor were just below the double-figures mark with 9 points apiece. Rentfrow pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds.
Marshall Co. 12 27 43 60
Christian Co. 8 17 30 44
MARSHALL CO. – Landon Taylor 9, D.J. Pigg 25, Mason Wooten 8, Collin Travis 6, Austin Rentfrow 9, Carson Beckett, Travis English, Dawson Jolley 3, Drew Warnick, Blake Sandlin
CHRISTIAN CO. – A.J. Tyler 20, Isaiah Pollard 5, Deontrez Turner, Stephane Watson, Shaquan Nicholas 4, Tiavey Mason 2, Cortez Hairston 2, Rowland Butler 2, Cinque Hampton 2, Kaleb Mosley 7,Deveckyon Poindexter, Darius Daniel
Marshall Co. 51
DRAFFENVILLE – Marshall County fell behind by 6 points at halftime, clawed back to a tie at the end of the third period and then blew up on visiting Mayfield in the fourth period to take the win.
Austin Rentfrow led the assault. Rentfrow had 10 of his 16 points in the final period, including 6-of-7 from the free-throw line.
Luke Guhy’s basket broke the 31-31 tie and put Mayfield back in the lead at the beginning of the final period. But the Cardinals did not score for the next five minutes, as Marshall County built a 41-33 lead.
Rentfrow had a basket and a free throw to give Marshall County the lead at 34-33. Then Mason Wooten had a putback, Rentfrow hit a pair of free throws on a one-and-one chance, then hit the first of another bonus try and added another basket before Mayfield got a free throw by Haley Ballard to finally end their drought at the 4:09 mark.
Wooten added 14 points for the Marshals. Marshall Bacon led Mayfield with 19.
Mayfield 9 23 31 40
Marshall Co. 10 17 31 51
AYFIELD – Tay Love 2, Marshall Bacon 19, Haley Ballard 9, Lane Kennemore 2, Nick Felts, Jake Guhy 6, Kyle Downing 2, Trajon Bright
MARSHALL CO. – Landon Taylor 6, D.J. Pigg 5, Mason Wooten 14, Drew Warnick 6, Austin Rentfrow 16, Travis English, Dawson Jolley, Collin Travis 4