Fast start lifts Remington over Marion girls
Entering the season, Warriors head coach Kelly Robson pegged Remington as probably the best team in Marion’s league.
A 19-6 first-quarter blitz from the Broncos paved the way for an easy 53-35 Remington victory, as the Warriors fell to 6-9 on the season in their Homecoming game.
“Our game plan, they had three girls almost 6 feet tall, is we need to try to pack it in and make it an outside shooting contest,” Robson said. “Lo and behold, I think they made their first four outside shots.”
A week after a roster depleted by illness suffered a similarly lopsided loss to Hillsboro, Robson said he felt his team was back at full strength Tuesday.
A quick Remington run out of the gate, however, took the wind out of Marion’s sails.
“We were battling from behind the whole night,” Robson said. “We knew it was going to be a tough game anyway, and when it starts that way, it’s just hard.”
Robson was pleased with how often his team got to the free-throw line. Robson said Marion’s 23 attempts marked the third consecutive game with more than 20 trips to the charity stripe.
“We are the kind of team that needs to commit to driving to the basket,” Robson said.
Only, all three recent games have been losses. Of its 23 shots, Marion made 12 free throws.
“I would have liked if we would have made a few more of those,” Robson said.
Nine of Marion’s 10 players scored Tuesday. Senior Julia Hall led the Warriors with 8 points. Bailey Robson added 7. All seven other Warriors scorers had either 2 or 4 points, including both Hansen sisters, upon whom the offense has relied at times this season, particularly freshman Kourtney Hansen.
“She would try to drive in, and they would block those shots a little bit,” Robson said.
Marion will face Bennington on Friday looking to its first three-game losing streak of the season.
“This is a bit of a growth season for us, but I’m not gonna write this team off,” Robson said.
Earlier in the week, Marion bounced back from a 54-30 loss to Hillsboro with a much better effort against Council Grove. The Warriors jumped to a quick lead, but couldn’t hold on, losing 44-42.
Erika Hess had 12 points and 3 assists in that game, and Kirsten Hansen had 11, with 3 rebounds. Bailey Robson had 10 points and 6 rebounds.
Last modified Feb. 5, 2015