Saturday, March 11, 2017

Kentucky High-school Girls' Basketball, Four Teams Left


Well, I've loved my Google Maps map all week long.

6:30 p.m. Eastern, Murray Lady Tigers (29-5) vs. Mercer County Titans (30-6)


8 p.m., Franklin County Lady Flyers (33-5) vs. Covington Holmes Lady Bulldogs (30-5)

29 comments:

  1. Murray Ledger&Times‏ @MurrayLedger
    1:40 3rd quarter: Mercer County 46, Murray High 44
    6:37 PM - 11 Mar 2017

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  2. Bryce Rudd‏ @Riptide_Rudd
    Lex Mayes steal and she blew the lay up....not sure if she got hit or not but that could have cut it to 1. 47-44 Mercer final moments 3rd Q
    6:39 PM - 11 Mar 2017


    Mr. Turner on WNBS AM 1340: "Oh, my goodness, the brilliant steal, and then she missed the layup! And then she committed her fourth foul!"

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  3. Through three quarters: 47-44, Mercer County.

    Mr. Turner on Mrs. Turner's Murray Lady Tigers: "They've done everything but get the ball in the basket, but they've got a shot!"

    Meanwhile, from Danville ...

    Joe Mathis‏ @HTRjoe
    END OF THIRD: Mercer County 47 Murray 44. Lady Titans 8 min away from state title berth. Radios need to be on AM 1420 WHBN
    6:40 PM - 11 Mar 2017

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  4. Six minutes to go ... 47-46, Mercer ...

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  5. 5:06 ... Mr. Turner on WNBS: "THE RIPPLE AND THE TRIPLE, AND WE'RE TIED! ... ROCHELLE TURNER WILL TAKE TIMEOUT! ... THE LADY TIGERS WILL NOT RELENT!"

    49-49 ...

    Back from the commercial: "As it should be, incredible theater here at the Sweet Sixteen ..."

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    1. That's "Rechelle" Turner, not Rochelle.

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  6. Mercer, 51-49, after a couple of free throws ... 4:40 ...

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  7. 53-40 after consecutive Murray turnovers ...

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  8. Miss, rebound, miss, rebound and make for the Lady Tigers ... 53-51 ...

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  9. 3:35 ... free throws for Mercer ... good ...good ... 55-51 ...

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  10. Mercer County timeout ...

    Bryce Rudd‏ @Riptide_Rudd
    Turner: "we'll stay man to man for about another minute, then we'll have to trap." 55-51 Mercer. Final 3:35 of someone's season
    6:53 PM - 11 Mar 2017

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  11. Under three minutes, and Murray is, indeed, now trapping ... Mercer still leads by four ...

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  12. Mr. Turner on Mrs. Turner's considerations: "Fouling is not an attractive option, because Mercer County is such a good foul-shooting team, but you have to extend the game."

    Murray gets a steal but is then called for carrying the ball.

    "What an awful call!"

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  13. 2:32: 57-51, Mercer ... Murray headed to the free-throw line ... good ... miss ...

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  14. Titans free throws ... good ... good ... 59-52 ...

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  15. Jumper for Murray's star, Macie Turley ... she has 18 (and four fouls) ... 59-54 ... Lady Tiger timeout ...

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  16. Mercer is a 72-percent foul-shooting team on the season, Mr. Turner tells us ... two tries here ... good ... good ... 61-54 ...

    Murray layup ... 2:02 ... two more free throws coming for Mercer ... 61-56 ...

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  17. 1:56 ... missed Murray three ... Mercer rebound ... 1:39 ... free throws coming ...

    "Almost an identical replay of the semifinal last year with Butler," Mr. Turner recalls. "Just could not get over the top ..."

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  18. "Murray High might be staring at the final 90 seconds of this marvelous season ..."

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  19. 65-58 ... Mercer County is headed back to the free-throw line ... 1:14 ... miss ... good ...

    Murray layup ... under a minute ... 66-60 ...

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  20. Three teams left: Mercer County Titans 67, Murray Lady Tigers 60.

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  21. Mr. Turner: "It's just a very difficult feeling when everything comes to an ending ... It is my belief they are the greatest girls' basketball team that's ever come out of western Kentucky, with all due respect to the great Marshall County teams that won state titles in 1982 and 1984 ... What Coach Beth did at Marshall County is raise the bar to where it is now ... And, of course, Coach Turner (of Murray) understands that, having been a Lady Marshal herself ... This will hurt, and this will hurt deeply because they know what they achieved yesterday. They know how close they were to realizing their dream ... They will always been champions to us. The Murray community will never forget what they did yesterday, in dethroning the No. 1 team in the state of Kentucky."

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  22. Let me tell you something: It's hard to imagine there's a more eloquent and interesting hometown play-by-play person in the country than WNBS's Travis Turner. This guy is great, and, of course, it's fantastic that he's married to the coach. And Turley, the best player, is a junior.

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  23. Holmes High School‏ @TheCastleHHS
    Franklin Co is up 26-13 at the half. Need a run in the second half. #WeAreHHS #STEsweet16
    8:19 PM - 11 Mar 2017

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  24. Jason Frakes‏ @kyhighs
    Looking ahead to Sunday's likely state final, Mercer County won at Franklin County 72-63 on Jan. 12.
    9:07 PM - 11 Mar 2017

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  25. Two teams left: Franklin County Lady Flyers 51, Covington Holmes Lady Bulldogs 36.

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