Taylor Meadows moved past the 1,000-point mark in career scoring with a 24-point effort that led Marshall County to a 65-54 victory over Calloway County Friday night.
That was the first of two straight wins in Fourth District competition for the Lady Marshals, who also won Saturday night at Community Christian Academy in Paducah.
The two victories give the Lady Marshals a 2-1 district record. The defending district and First Region champions are 12-4 overall.
Three games are on tap for the Lady Marshals this week, starting with a visit by Paducah Tilghman today. The Lady Tornado won both meetings between the two schools last year and were 10-4 going into a Saturday night game against Reidland.
On Friday, the Lady Marshals are at Graves County, then return home for a Saturday matchup with Marion, Ill.
Graves County is 6-8 going into the week with a game today at home against St. Mary.
Against Calloway Friday night, the Lady Marshals took an 27-26 lead midway in the second period and never gave it up. The go-ahead basket by Toni Fehrenbacher came during a 10-0 run that followed a three-point basket by Calloway’s Summer Simmons that gave the Lady Lakers a 26-23 edge, their first lead since a 5-4 advantage early in the game.
Following Meadows were Alex Brown with 13 points and Mariah McKenty with 11. Brown also pulled down 11 rebounds for Marshall County.
Simmons led the Lady Lakers with 15.
Calloway Co. 10 26 38 62
Marshall Co. 15 31 48 72
CALLOWAY CO.: Summer Simmons 15, Abbey Spann 6, Bailey Brown 14, Ashley Holt, Darien Maness 12, Kelsey Douglas 2, Ashlyn Stalls, Courtney Dick, Danielle Potts 5, Amber Bynum, Ashton Shelton
MARSHALL CO.: Taylor Meadows 24, Mariah McKenty 11, Toni Fehrenbacher 6, Alex Brown 13, Alyssa Barnard 2, Bailey Greer 7, Claire Waggoner, Melissa Ross, Michaela Manley, Amanda Bailey, Rachael Reed 2
Marshall Co. 69,
Comm. Christian 39
The Lady Marshals shot just under 40 percent from the floor, but outrebounded CCA 53-24, including 23 offensive boards, to get more than enough opportunities for a basket.
Post players Alyssa Barnard and Alex Brown had 11 and 10 of the Marshall County rebounds.
The visitors took a 14-7 lead at the first quarter stop and pulled away for their third consecutive victory.
Taylor Meadows and Toni Fehrenbacher scored 10 points each to lead the way for Marshall County. Fourteen Lady Marshals saw action and 11 scored.
Payton Carter paced all scorers with 17 for CCA.
Marshall Co. 14 31 54 68
CCA 7 15 22 33
MARSHALL CO.: Taylor Meadows 10, Mariah McKenty 4, Toni Fehrenbacher 10, Alex Brown 4, Alyssa Barnard 8, Bailey Greer 6, Claire Waggoner, Maryanna Frazier, Melissa Ross 5, Nikki Fehrenbacher, Michaela Manley 4, Amanda Bailey 6, Kenslie Cross, Rachael Reed 5, Caitlyn York
COMM. CHRISTIAN: Lexie Rudy 5, Allie Clinard 3, Toni DeJarnett, Payton Carter 17, Audrey Peyton 6, Millie Wade, McKenzie Boget, Emma Clinard, Lyndsey Meadows 5