Marion County, ranked 12th in Dave Cantrall's Rating the State, hit its free throws down the stretch to knock off No. 4 North Hardin 48-47 in the first round of 5th Region play at Nelson County.
Makayla Epps scored 17 points for the Lady Knights (26-6). Destiny Bramlett had a game-high 20 points for the Trojans 24-6).
Clark County 63, Harrison County 47 (10th): The Lady Cardinals went 16-for-19 from the free-throw line in the fourth quarter to pull away from host Harrison County.
Taylor Kindred scored 11 of her 12 points in the fourth quarter for Clark County. Whitley Henry had a team-high 15 points.
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Scott 71, St. Patrick 63 (10th): Lauren Tibbs, a 6-foot-4 sophomore, had 20 points and 16 rebounds in Scott's defeat of St. Patrick at Harrison County. Shelby Benzinger added a game-high 23 points for the Lady Eagles (10-18).
Johnson Central 41, Sheldon Clark 40 (15th): Celena Conley's layup with less than a second left lifted Johnson Central (24-5) past Sheldon Clark (18-12) at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. Johnson Central, the defending 15th Region champion, had trailed since early in the third quarter. Conley finished with 18 points, and Hayley Meek had 12.
Betsy Layne 63, Pike County Central 61 (15th): Sophomore guard Taylor Hott's two free throws with four seconds left secured Betsy Layne's win at Pikeville. Hott and Megan Hamilton led the Lady Cats (16-8) with 22 points apiece. A.D. Slone had 25 points and 21 rebounds for the Lady Hawks (14-14).
Elliott County 55, Fleming County 45 (16th): Lakin Griffith came up a block short of a triple-double in Elliott County's win at Morehead State University. Griffith had 19 points, 16 rebounds, nine blocked shots and three assists. Shae Ferguson had 18 points, including three three-pointers, to go with eight rebounds for the Lady Lions (21-8).
Boyd County 49, Russell 36 (16th): Rainey Mosley's 14 points and eight rebounds helped Boyd County (14-15) get past Russell (10-16) at Morehead State.
Highlands 52, Notre Dame 43 (9th): No. 16 Highlands broke a 43-all tie by scoring the last nine points of the game, defeating Notre Dame at Northern Kentucky University.
Katie Allen, a junior guard, scored 12 points for Highlands (25-5). Casey Jackson had 17 for Notre Dame (20-12).
Boone County 54, Ludlow 37 (9th): Jacy Bradley, a senior guard, scored 21 points and No. 25 Boone County (22-6) defeated Ludlow (22-9) at NKU.
Iroquois 74, Central 44 (6th): No. 6 Iroquois outscored Central 20-1 in the second quarter en route to a victory at Bellarmine University. Asia Mathies scored 21 points and her sister, Adia, had 13 points and 11 rebounds. Victoria Brown added 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Lady Raiders.
Bullitt East 49, Pleasure Ridge Park 33 (6th): The Lady Chargers scored 30 of its 49 points off turnovers in a victory at Bellarmine. Kayla Thacker and Jade Troutman scored 10 points apiece to lead Bullitt East.
Fairdale 53, Presentation 43 (6th): Fairdale outscored Presentation 19-10 in the fourth quarter to hold on for a win at Bellarmine. WeNisha Mack scored 22 points and Kayla Thompson had 15 points, nine rebounds and five assists to lead the Lady Bulldogs.
Butler 69, Holy Cross 57 (6th): Tiara Hooper's double-double — 20 points and 10 rebounds — helped No. 20 Butler hold off Holy Cross at Bellarmine.
Bowling Green 67, Metcalfe County 34 (4th): Bowling Green, ranked 17th, used a 42-14 advantage in the second and third quarters to key a rout of Metcalfe County at Diddle Arena in Bowling Green. Tiasha Coleman paced the Purples with 16 points.
Clay County 65, Corbin 35 (13th): Whitney Jackson scored 24 points in Clay County's win against Corbin at Bell County.
Middlesboro 52, Knox County Central 36 (13th): Shaleesha Coleman's 20 points led Middlesboro (20-9) past Knox County Central (7-20) at Bell County.