Marion boys defeat Sedgwick, girls lose

Staff writer

The Marion High School boys’ basketball team defeated Sedgwick, 59-33, Tuesday in Marion.

Marion forward Jacob Harper led all scorers with 19 points. He recorded a double-double with 10 rebounds.

He was also Marion’s leading thief with five steals.

Guard Jordan Hett was right behind Harper in scoring with 18 points. Seven other Warriors got on the scoreboard; forward Austin Pedersen had eight points.

The Warriors led the entire game, but pulled away with a 16-point third quarter.

With Sedgwick playing a 3-2 zone most of the night, Marion won the rebounding battle, 25-15. Ten different Warriors recorded boards.

The Marion girls lost 41-20 to Sedgwick.

The Warriors struggled with Sedgwick’s superior height and length.

Marion committed 24 turnovers in the game, eight in the second quarter alone.

“We tend to see things as or after they happen,” coach Kelly Robson said. “We’re not the most skilled team in the world but we have enough skill to keep turnovers down.”

The Cardinals out-rebounded Marion, 22-16.

Sedgwick forward Annabelle Little dominated the game with 15 points, 7 rebounds, and two steals.

“We were just a step slow defensively against Little,” Robson said.

She had three offensive rebounds in three consecutive possessions in the Cardinals 16-point second quarter.

Guard Kelli Hess was the leading scorer for Marion with eight points.

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