Marion girls struggle in season opener
Marion girls’ basketball suffered a major defeat Friday at Southeast of Saline, losing 11-46.
After the first quarter, the Warriors were down 4-15 remaining within reach.
Marion’s defense fared well in the second quarter, holding the Trojans to 11 points, but the Warrior offense scored just two points.
The team struggled shooting all night, 1-of-9 on 3-pointers, but the Trojans only made one more than the Warriors. Three more important categories were free throws, turnovers, and 2-point field goals.
Marion committed 23 turnovers, but only managed five steals of their own. They had 14 fouls, which led to the Trojans going 10-of-23 on free throws. However, the Trojans registered nine fouls, which left the Warriors without any free throw attempts.
The home team held Marion to 4-of-28 on 2-pointers, and the Warriors had only two assists. Marion’s defense allowed 38 percent shooting from inside the arc, but the Trojans still attempted 40 shots.
Corrina Crabb was the leading scorer for Marion, dropping in the team’s lone 3-pointer, and adding a pair of buckets from inside the arc.
The Warriors’ season continued Monday with the start of the Marion Classic, running through Saturday.
Last modified Dec. 5, 2018