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)