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Lady Marshals hold off Graves County's fourth quarter rally for Homecoming victory

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taylormeadows5DRAFFENVILLE - It was an all-together different game when the Lady Marshals played Graves County Friday on Homecoming night than the previous meeting at the Eagles Nest on January 11th when the Lady Marshals easily took care of the Lady Eagles 51-33.

The Lady Marshals found themselves trailing the Lady Eagles 13-9 at the end of the first quarter but rallied to out-score Graves County 19 to 6 in the second quarter after field goals from Toni Fehrenbacher and Mariah McKenty and a free throw from Bailey Greer tied the game up at 13-13. A three pointer from Taylor Meadows put the Lady Marshals up by three, also giving them their first lead of the game at 5:31 in the second quarter. Alex Brown scored the final basket of the first half to give the Lady Marshals a 28-19 halftime lead.
Fehrenbacher sank the first field goal of the second half to put the Lady Marshals on top 30-19 going on to amass a 20 point lead at 39-19 at the 2:05 mark in the third quarter. A three pointer by Gracie Martin gave Graves County their first points of the third quarter with the Lady Marshals going on to out-score them 13 to 4 leading 41-23 at the end of three.
Graves County overcame their 18 point deficit going into the fourth quarter pulling to within three points after free throws by Taylor West made it a 53-50 ball game. Meadows was fouled making the second of two free throws to put the Lady Marshals up by four which was quickly cut to a two point lead after a field goal by Lindsey Barton. With nine seconds to go, Meadows headed to the free throw line once again hitting the first of two free throws for a 55-52 Lady Marshal lead. A foul on Mariah McKenty with 1.6 seconds remaining gave them a four point lead and the 56-52 win over the Lady Eagles.
Meadows led all scorers with 24 points, going 8 of 11 from the free throw line. Graves County was led by Bailey Hawkins with 17 points, also having a good night from the line hitting 5 of 6 attempts. It was a double-double night for Alex Brown who had 12 points and came up with 13 rebounds.
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Marshall:  Field Goals 18/49, 3 Pointers 2/9, Free Throws 18/35, Total Rebounds 41, Fouls 11, Assists 9, Turnovers 13, Steals 6
Graves:  Field Goals 18/46, 3 Pointers 5/14, Free Throws 11/17, Total Rebounds 31, Fouls 22, Assists 5, Turnovers 11, Steals 7
Marshall:  Meadows 24, Brown 12, Greer 6, McKenty 6, Fehrenbacher 4, Reed 4
Graves:  Hawkins 17, Cartwright 11, West 9, Martin 8, Barton 7

   1st  2nd  3rd  4th  Final
Marshall   9  19  13  15   56
Graves  13   6   4  29   52