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MHS girls bit by last-second shot

Staff writer

After dropping a road game to Ell-Saline on Friday, the Marion Warriors again ended up with the short straw Tuesday, as a Sedgwick bucket with 1.7 seconds left in overtime lifted the Cardinals on MHS senior night.

It was a back-and-forth contest, with both teams enjoying brief leads for periods of the game. Marion had the upper hand when junior Kirsten Hansen made a shot with under 20 seconds left in overtime to give the Warriors a 1-point lead.

“We did some good things tonight,” head coach Kelly Robson said after the game.

In her final game on her home floor, senior Julia Hall led the Warriors in scoring with 10 points. Kirsten Hansen added 8 points and 5 rebounds while her sister Kourtney added 6 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists.

The Warriors struggled with turnovers, committing 24 in the contest.

Marion ended the first quarter behind 8-6, but bounced back with a strong second period to go into halftime ahead 18-15.

Marion was down 2 points late when Kourtney Hansen made 2 free throws to force overtime.

Marion has a chance to avenge the loss in a week at Sedgwick after a night off Friday.

Last modified Feb. 18, 2015