Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - Updated: 10:34 AM
By David Green
The Lady Marshals basketball team rolled to three victories last week, thrashing a pair of underpowered opponents and posting a 10-point, come-from-behind victory over a tougher foe.
The first victory was the toughest one, against Hopkinsville on the Lady Tigers’ home court on Tuesday, Jan. 17. Easier victories came in the Gunner’s Magic Train Classic at Draffenville, where the Lady Marshals overpowered McCracken County and Hopkins County Central Friday and Saturday.
The Lady Marshals came from behind to score a 10-point victory at Hopkinsville, snapping a Lady Tiger winning streak at six games.
Hopkinsville remained at the top of the Second Region with a 16-4 record.
The two victories at home moved the Lady Marshals to the top of the First Region standings with an 18-4 record.
Hannah Langhi averaged 20 points and just under 10 rebounds per game for the week. Langhi is averaging 18 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.
Miyah Davis chipped in 49 points, connecting on 10 of 22 shots from behind the arc. That lifts her percentage for the season above 40 percent, with 58 shots made out of 114 attempted, and boosts her points-per-game output from 14.1 to 14.5.
THIS WEEK: The Lady Marshals are at home tonight, against Christian County and have a rematch with Tilghman in Paducah on Thursday.
The Lady Colonels come to Draffenville on a four-game losing streak after a 61-50 loss to Henderson County on Saturday. The skid began with a 60-48 loss at home to Hopkinsville.
The Lady Marshals pounded Tilghman, now 5-14, by a 72-11 score on Jan. 10.
NEXT WEEK: The Lady Marshals will play the opener in a girls-boys doubleheader against Livingston Central on Monday, Jan. 30, for their only competition of the week.
A rematch at home against Graves County will be their next action, at home on Feb. 7. The Lady Eagles handed Marshall County its only loss in its last nine games on Jan. 13 in Mayfield.
MC 42, Hopkinsville 32
HOPKINSVILLE – Recovering from a slow start, the Lady Marshals pulled away over last 28 minutes to take the victory Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Tiger Gym.
Hopkinsville opened a 6-0 lead at the outset. But a technical foul on the Marshall County bench midway in the period marked a turning point.
Hopkinsville missed both technical free throws and turned the ball over on the ensuing possession. The Lady Marshals outscored the Lady Tigers 42-26 the rest of the way.
Paige Henson got a put-back basket and Miyah Davis nailed a 3-pointer to sandwich a Hopkinsville basket, and the lead was 8-5 at the quarter stop.
The Lady Marshals took their first lead midway in the second quarter on a 3-point basket by Miyah Davis that made it 13-12. The lead grew to three points on two occasions, but Hopkinsville recovered to lead 18-17 at halftime.
That was the last time the home team was in front. The Lady Marshals ran off the first six points after intermission and led 29-26 after three quarters, and then outscored Hopkinsville 13-6 in the final eight minutes.
Hannah Langhi led the Lady Marshals with 20 points and 14 rebounds. Miyah Davis added 13 points.
Janiya Davis was tops for Hopkinsville with 19 points. Zakyra Stallworth had 11 rebounds and scored six points.
MC 5 17 29 42
Hopkinsville 8 18 26 32
MC.: Tera Colson 2, Lorin Powell 5, Miyah Davis 13, Paige Henson 2, Hannah Langhi 20, Lexee Miller, Chloe Kerrick
HOPKINSVILLE: Breon Oldham, London Foster, Zakyra Stallworth 6, Janiyah Davis 19, Jaliyah Grubbs 3, Jayla Rose, Yogianna McKnight, Amanie Brodie 2
McCracken Co. 16
DRAFFENVILLE – The Lady Marshals held McCracken County to two first-half points and roared to a 28-point victory Friday night at Conder Gymnasium.
Marshall County, which has never lost in girls basketball to the Lady Mustangs, took a 57-17 win on Dec. 9 at McCracken County’s Strawberry Hills Arena.
Jalyn Warren’s basket with 1:34 before halftime gave the Lady Mustangs their first points of the game.
Miyah Davis led the Lady Marshals with 20 points, including five 3-point baskets. Hannah Langhi added 11 and narrowly missed a double-double with nine rebounds.
McCracken County’s starters produced only three points, with reserves Cathy McGee (four points) and Abby Ellington (three) their top scorers.
0 2 6 16
MC 15 35 41 44
McCRACKEN CO.: Meagan Hayden 1, Mary Beavers, Sarah Adams, Bethany Russell, Jalyn Warren 2, Claren Lowry 3, Karlie Hatton 1, Cheyanne Houk, Abby Ellington 3, Ashton Rudy, Cathy McGee 4, Kennedy Walker, Madison Giltner, Rebecca Williams, Marlee Morehead 2
MC: Tera Colson 3, Lorin Powell 3, Miyah Davis 20, Paige Henson 4, Hannah Langhi 11, Chloe Greer, Chasse Clark, Carlen Whirley, Lexee Miller, Whitnee Miller, Chloe Kerrick 3, Emily Bridges, Jessica Hicks, Carmen Gunn, Tori Ford
MC 59, Hopkins Co. Cent. 25
DRAFFENVILLE – Marshall County rolled to its third straight victory behind the 29-point effort of Hannah Langhi Saturday in the finale of the Gunner’s Magic Train Classic.
The Lady Marshals caused 23 turnovers, coming up with 19 steals. Langhi had six of the thefts, and Miyah Davis, who scored 16 points, added five.
With the 6-1 Langhi scoring at will inside and Davis connecting of three of seven shots from behind the arc, Marshall County controlled the game from the start.
The Lady Marshals hit seven of 11 shots from the floor in the second period and seven of 12 in the third quarter, outscoring Hopkins County Central 25-2 and 19-9 in the periods before and after intermission, and finished with 50 percent accuracy (20 of 40) for the game.
The lead grew to 58-19 after three periods, and with both coaches clearing their benches, the Lady Storm outscored the hosts 6-1 over the final running-clock eight minutes.
Talana Hardy and Keke Ikeard led Hopkins County Central with 10 points apiece. Hardy also pulled down eight rebounds, as the Lady Storm held their own on the boards, collecting 22 to Marshall County’s 23.
Hopkins Co. Cent.
8 10 19 25
MC 14 39 58 59
HOPKINS CO. CENT.: Rikara Hughes 2, Talana Hardy 10, Gabby Baxter 3, Brittany Medlin, Keke Ikeard 10, Keira James, Maddie Tow, Madison Grigg, Taylor Moore
MC.: Tera Colson 2, Lorin Powell 7, Miyah Davis 16, Paige Henson 2, Hannah Langhi 29, Chloe Greer, Chasse Clark, Carlen Whirley, Lexee Miller 2, Whitnee Miller, Chloe Kerrick, Emily Bridges 1, Jessica Hicks, Carmen Gunn, Tori Ford