BENTON, Ky. (NEWS FIRST) — The Marshall County Marshals secured their spot in the UK HealthCare Boys’ Basketball Sweet 16 Tournament after defeating the McCracken County Mustangs 54-46 on Sunday.

In a thrilling matchup at [insert venue name], the Marshals showcased their prowess on the court, outplaying the Mustangs to secure their first trip to the Sweet 16 since 2012.

The game was tightly contested from the opening tip-off, with both teams exchanging baskets and defensive stops throughout the four quarters. However, it was the Marshals’ determination and execution down the stretch that ultimately propelled them to victory.

Led by standout performance from tournament MVP Matthew Langhi, Marshall County’s offense found its rhythm, while their defense held strong against McCracken County’s offensive onslaught.

The Marshals will now turn their attention to preparing for their upcoming matchups in the Sweet 16 tournament, where they will aim to continue their impressive run and make their mark on Kentucky high school basketball.