OWENSBORO - Lady Marshals Head Coach Joseph Simmons is pleased to come away from two Christmas tournaments with a 6-1 record bringing their season record to 10-4. After winning the St. Francis Merv Lopes Hoops Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii, the Lady Marshals played Friday and Saturday in the Dairy Queen Classic in Owensboro.
In their first game of the Classic on Friday, the Lady Marshals beat Breckinridge County 54-24 then tipped off Saturday morning against tournament host Owensboro.
Owensboro controlled most of the first half in part because of sophomore forward Casshai Greer who had 13 first half points for the Lady Devils.
The Lady Marshals pulled back to within one of Owensboro around the three minute mark in the third quarter after five straight points from Taylor Meadows at 30-29, trailing 35-32 going into the fourth quarter.
A steal to start the fourth quarter by Mariah McKenty tied the game up 35-35. The Lady Marshals remained just a point or two behind the Lady Devils until just over a minute remaining when Bailey Greer's field goal tied the game at 45-45. Owensboro's Jordan Crabtree took the final minute into her own hands to help Owensboro pull out the 52-47 victory.
Crabtree finished with 20 points for Owensboro and Casshai Greer with 16.
Marshall: Meadows 15, Barnard 9, Brown 9, Greer 7, McKenty 5, Fehrenbacher 2
In their final game of the Dairy Queen Classic, the Lady Marshals played Caldwell County Saturday at 3:00, just three hours after their defeat by Owensboro.
The Lady Marshals led 17-14 at the end of the first quarter and took a 35-27 lead into the locker room at halftime following a Taylor Meadows jumper at the buzzer. Meadows scored 18 of her 23 points in the first half.
Extending their lead out to 50-32 at the end of the third quarter, the Lady Marshals went on to beat Caldwell 62-45.
In his post game radio comments, Coach Simmons was happy to bounce back with a win after losing earlier in the day to Owensboro and was pleased overall with the girl's effort.
Caldwell was led in scoring by Jessie Stone with 14 points.
Marshall: Meadows 23, Brown 15, McKenty 7, Fehrenbacher 7, Greer 5, Reed 3, Bailey 2
The Lady Marshals will play two important district games this week beginning Friday at home against Calloway County and Saturday at Community Christian Academy, both double headers with the Marshals.