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Lady Cards ride a Mercedes to title game

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By The Staff

Taylor County Middle School's seventh-grade girls' basketball teams posted a pair of Central Kentucky Middle School Athletic Conference Tournament wins to advance to tonight's championship game at Lebanon.

The Lady Cardinals (14-4) downed Hart County 43-11 on Monday in Munfordville before edging Green County 29-28 in overtime on Tuesday.

Mercedes Cox scored 17 points while Lauren Moss added 12 in the victory over Hart County.

Cox made 14 of 16 free throws, including a pair with three seconds left in overtime at Green County, and scored 20 points while Moss added the other nine.

The TCMS eighth graders (5-13) were eliminated by Hart County 46-21 in Monday's first round.

Kelsey Mings had eight points for the Lady Cardinals.

CKMSAC Tournament

First round

At Hart County

Seventh grade

Hart County (11)

Lady Cardinals (43) - Mercedes Cox 17, Lauren Moss 12, Shelby Johnson 4, Jordan Sutton 4, Emily Hamlett 2, Shelby Carney 2, Raquel Williams 2.

Eighth grade

Hart County (46)

Lady Cardinals (21) - Kelsey Mings 8, Makayla Benningfield 3, Hannah Milby 2, Rachel Riggs 2, Mercedes Cox 2, Lauren Moss 2, Jordan Sutton 2.

Semifinals

At Green County

Seventh grade

Green County (28)

Lady Cardinals (29) Mercedes Cox 20, Lauren Moss 9.