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Carol Parker – Marshall County – Miss KY Basketball 1984


It was on this date in 1984, when Carol Parker’s 20 points and Rona Poe’s 19 led Marshall County past Belfry 55-53 in the Girls’ Sweet 16 finals at EKU. Howard Beth’s Marshals finished 34-0, the first unbeaten state champ since Laurel County went 36-0 in 1979.  Parker scored a total of 94 points during the Swett 16 tournament and was award the tournament MVP.   She scored 1,564 points during her career at MCHS. Parker went on to play at Paducah Community College, where she continued her success, making the KJCAA All-Conference Team in 1985, and the Great Rivers Athletic Conference All- Conference Team in 1986. She was the PCC Most Valuable Player in 1986.