Marion’s girls’ basketball team was overwhelming and the boys were tenacious in home wins Friday against Inman.
Full-court pressure, good shooting, and easy baskets got the girls off to a fast start against the Teutons, piling up an 11-0 lead in the first quarter.
“We tried to get their guards to turn it over a bit,” coach Kelly Robson said.
It was more of the same in the second quarter, and while the Teutons put up some resistance in the second half, the Warriors cruised to a 45-27 win.
“We feel like we’re becoming a really good team,” “When the girls come out of the locker room at the start of the game, they just have more confidence in what they’re doing.”
The boys also jumped out to a big lead, 21-6, but Inman was quick to close the gap to 27-21 at the end of the first quarter. The Warriors kept their distance the rest of the game, winning 70-62.
Inman put the shackles on Marion scorer Tyler Zinn’s field goal shooting, where he made just 3 baskets. But the senior made the Teutons pay at the free-throw line, where he scored 15 of his team-high 21 points.
Coach Jeff McMillin was pleased with the win, but said his squad is still coming together.
“There are a lot of things we have to get better at,” he said. “We’re playing hard defensively, but we’re getting out of position.”
Both teams were scheduled to play in the Centre Cougar Classic tournament Tuesday, but poor road conditions caused the games to be rescheduled for Thursday. The boys will play Rural Vista, and the girls will play Solomon. The tournament will continue with games Friday and Saturday.