Two schools from our listening area—including the state’s number-one ranked team—are still alive in the Girl’s Sweet 16 high school basketball tournament in Bowling Green.
The tournament-favorite Marion County Lady Knights take on Montgomery County in Friday's first quarterfinal. And Friday evening, the Owensboro Catholic Lady Aces play defending state champs DuPont Manuel of Louisville.
The day’s other two quarterfinals feature Anderson County versus Shelby Valley, and Marshall County against Notre Dame. Today’s winners play in two semifinal games tomorrow morning, with the champion crowned Saturday night.
The Owensboro Catholic Lady Aces are on to the second round of the Kentucky Girl’s Sweet 16 basketball tournament.
Owensboro Catholic beat Lincoln County 66-55 Thursday afternoon at E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green.
Owensboro Catholic’s Rebecca Greenwell scored 32 points and had 12 rebounds. The Duke-bound senior is one of the highest-ranked players in the state, and is reportedly playing with a torn meniscus in one of her knees.
The Lady Aces will next play defending state champ duPont Manuel of Louisville, who beat Mercy Thursday 74-60. The Owensboro Catholic-Manuel game is Friday at 6:30 p.m. central.
Kentucky's top-ranked girl’s basketball team is off to an impressive start in the Sweet 16 basketball tournament. The Marion County Lady Knights beat Bowling Green 64-to-43 Wednesday afternoon in the opening game of the tournament at WKU’s E.A. Diddle Arena.
The Lady Knights will next take on Montgomery County Friday afternoon in the tournament quarterfinals.
Marion County is now 36-0 on the year and is trying to become just the third Kentucky girl’s team ever to go an entire season undefeated.
Another team from the WKU Public Radio listening area, the Henderson County Lady Colonels, lost their first-round game Wednesday. Anderson County beat the Lady Colonels 65-54.
The Owensboro Catholic Lady Aces face off against Lincoln County Thursday afternoon.