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LCC girls come up just short




Julie Cornett (20), left, and Cheyanne Stidham (5), above, battled against Marshall Co. (Joe Imel/AP/Daily News)

Julie Cornett (20), left, and Cheyanne Stidham (5), above, battled against Marshall Co. (Joe Imel/AP/Daily News)

Marshall County’s Taylor Meadows scored 18 points to lead the Lady Marshals to a 56-52 win over Letcher County Central in the first round of the KHSAA Girls’ ‘Sweet 16 at Diddle Arena.

Marshall County recovered from a four-point third quarter by out-scoring the Lady Cougars 21-12 in the fourth quarter. Letcher County Central’s Kelah Eldridge had a chance to tie the game at 54 in the last minute, but her jump shot with 9 seconds left was no good.

Eldridge led the Region 14 champion Lady Cougars (29-6) with 17 points. Julie Cornett added 16 points and a game-high 18 rebounds.

Marshall County advanced to fall to eventual tournament runner- up Notre Dame High School in the quarterfinals, 48-39. Marion County won the state title by defeating Notre Dame, 52-36.

Total attendance for the tourney was 39,686, the third-highest mark in the event’s history. (AP)




 

 

Letcher Central star Kelah Eldridge (24) ended her high school career with 17 points in the Lady Cougars’ 56-52 loss to Marshall Co. in the Sweet Sixteen. Fellow senior Julie Cornett had 16 points and 18 rebounds. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

Letcher Central star Kelah Eldridge (24) ended her high school career with 17 points in the Lady Cougars’ 56-52 loss to Marshall Co. in the Sweet Sixteen. Fellow senior Julie Cornett had 16 points and 18 rebounds. (Photo by Chris Anderson)

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