Here at Cardinal Couple, we put the emphasis on women's sports...especially those at the University of Louisville. We'll spin away from the Belknap Campus today, though to take a look at possibly the most exciting team in Kentucky high school girls basketball.
Meet Marion County. Nestled on the outskirts of Lebanon, KY...the school boasts a girls basketball team that is 27-1 and ranked #1 in Kentucky. How are they running thru the rest of high school girls basketball in the state? Surely they are strong with senior leadership and years of basketball experience?
Guess again. The stars for the Lady Knights are two freshmen and a sophomore. Kyvin Goodin-Rogers, one of the freshmen, scored 25 points in her last game...a win over Louisville Mercy Accademy. She is the daughter of former UofL guard Tick Rogers. Another freshman that hits for double figures consistantly is Makayla Epps. Her dad Anthony was a guard for University of Kentucky and is a Lady Knights assistant coach. Rounding out the youth brigade is sophomore Bre Elder....who tossed in 18 points against Mercy.
Before you marvel at the success of these youngsters, keep in mind that they've played together in AAU ball for several years. All three were on the varsity as 7th graders and have worked closely with Marion County head coach Trent Milby. Marion County's only loss of the year came against an out of state opponent...Cincinnati powerhouse Walnut Hills. In state, they play in the highly competitive 5th region. Against the best in Louisville's 7th region, they are a perfect 4-0...downing Manual, Mercy, Christian Academy and Sacred Heart.
Way too early to tell where the talented trio in Lebanon are going to play their college hoops...but one would figure that the girls have had plenty of contact from UofL, UK and Tennessee. And, with two of the three having dads that played college in-state, it would figure that there's a little parental pull for those respective universities.
For now, though...it's the excitement of high school hoops for the terrific threesome. And, a possible dynasty over the next 4 years headquartered in the sleepy little town of Lebanon.
Written by Paul