The Marion Warriors fell hard Friday against Hutchinson Trinity, with the boys and girls teams each taking a 28-point loss.
The girls posted a respectable mark on defense, holding the Hutch Trinity under 50 points. It was scoring that proved to be the difficult task, as they lost 45-17, which dropped them to 1-9.
It was the second time this season the boys team failed to score at least 50. They lost 74-46.
The girls would have lost if the first quarter was removed, but it would have been a much closer game. Hutch Trinity ran out the gates at a blistering pace, outscoring the Warriors 21-6.
The Warriors settled down in the second quarter. They scored one bucket, but their defense held the home team to just four points.
The game was all but decided, but Marion’s defense continued to play well in the second half, allowing 20 points.
Hutch Trinity had five players score at least five points, while Marion had one, Jayden May.
If there is a positive takeaway, it might be that the Warriors’ scoring line is becoming more diverse. Even in Friday’s matchup, five players contributed points.
Scoring summary — May, 5; Sam Kelsey, 4; Corrina Crabb, 3; Destiny Boudreaux, 3; Cameron White, 2.
The opening quarter was the boys’ best performance of the game, as they took a 14-13 lead.
They kept it close at halftime, trailing 28-23 despite scoring just 9 points in the second quarter.
Efficient scoring was hard to come by for Marion, as the team shot 7 of 34 on 2-pointers, and 7 of 23 on threes.
The second half held the same scoring result as the first for the Warriors, as they again scored 23. The difference was on the defensive end, as they allowed 46 points over the second half.
Their case was not helped by ball control. Marion committed 18 turnovers, while tallying only 10 assists, and creating just 5 steals on defense.
Scoring summary — Sam Zinn, 14; Eli Hett, 11; Chase Stringer, 7; Noah Dalrymple, 7; Evann Heidebrecht, 5; Brandon Nguyen, 2.
Marion girls played a close game against Solomon Tuesday, but lost against the Gorillas 39-31 in the opening game of the Cougar Classic.
The boys team also played Solomon Tuesday in the tournament. The Warriors won 74-36, raising their record to 5-5.
Last modified Jan. 17, 2019