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Haven hands Marion girls another loss

The Marion girls basketball team gave away too many points early in Friday’s game at Haven and could never climb back for a lead, losing 39-27.

It wasn’t so much a slow start by the Warriors as it was a torrid first quarter for the Wildcat’s Stacy Stallbaumer. She hit four 3-pointers, staking Haven to an 18-10 lead.

Marion came back midway through the second quarter, reeling off nine points to pull within one, but Haven maintained a 23-19 edge at the break.

The Warriors held the Wildcats to fewer points in the second half than they scored in the first quarter, but continued to lose ground as their offense stalled. Marion scored four points in each of the final quarters, the result of both shooting and ball-handling errors. The Warriors had 21 turnovers for the game.

Kourtney Hansen was the only Warrior to score in double figures, dropping 3-of-5 field goal attempts and going 4-for-4 from the free-throw line for 10 points. Marion shot 34 percent from the field on 11-of-32 shooting, and of its 20 rebounds, only four came off the offensive glass.

Marion will try to get back on track Jan. 6 in a home game against Canton-Galva.

Last modified Dec. 23, 2014

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