Louisville Falls on the Road at Marlington – Girls Basketball
Marlington 60, Louisville 52
The Louisville Leopards fell to the host Marlington Dukes 60-52 Wednesday Night at Marlington High School. With the loss, Louisville falls to 1-8 overall and 1-4 in the NBC.
Kayla Gibson scored a team-high 12 points, pulled down 9 boards, recorded a team leading 3 assists, and a team best 3 steals to lead the Lady Leopards. Ellie Jackson also registered 11 points, Erin Hahn had a game-high 11 rebounds to go along with 7 points, and Hanna Lautzenheiser tallied 8 boards for Louisville.
Marlington took command of the game early in taking a 16-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Leopards reversed the trend in the second period in outscoring the Dukes 17-6 to take a 24-22 halftime lead. Marlington reclaimed the lead at 41-39 at the end of three and also outscored Louisville in the fourth quarter to take the game.
The Leopards out-rebounded the Dukes 42-24, which included a 29-16 advantage on the defensive glass. Louisville also out-shot Marlington from the field 36% (17 of 46) to 28% (18 of 64). However, turnovers plagued the Lady Leopards by the difference of 16-7 which resulted in less shot attempts. The Dukes also capitalized better at the charity stride 73% (17 of 23) to 46% (15 of 32).
Marlington (7-3, 3-2) was led by Robin Campbell who dropped home a game-high 21 points and snagged 5 rebounds. Campbell’s lay-in with 1:47 left in the third quarter gave the Dukes a 38-37 lead and 1,000 points for her career. The game was paused as Marlington and their fans honored Campbell’s milestone accomplishment.
Alivia Lepley also scored 15 points and Maria Ferret added 11 for the Dukes. Additionally, Bree Hoopes finished with a game-high 6 assists and 5 rebounds, and Leah Springer tallied 4 assists and 5 rebounds as well for Marlington.
The loss snaps the Leopards 7 game winning streak over the Dukes. Marlington last defeated Louisville at MHS 44-42 back on January 8, 2014. The Lady Leopards are now 15-2 against the Dukes this decade and 38-3 in matchups against them since 1998. Louisville still leads the all-time series 66-18 overall which includes a 34-7 record at Marlington.
JV: No JV Game, Marlington did not have enough players available.
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UP NEXT: The Lady Leopards will next host the Howland Tigers on Saturday, December 30. JV will begin at 12:00 PM and Varsity will follow around 1:30 PM from LHS.
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DUKES 60, LEOPARDS 52
Records: Marlington 7-3, 3-2; Louisville 1-8, 1-4