Warriors spread wealth in win
The Marion Warriors boys’ basketball team made lots of extra passes to get open looks in their 76-28 victory over Elyria Christian on Tuesday, but the final three players to score made their own shots.
Grif Case caught the ball on right wing and slipped through the defense on the baseline to score, Tim Knolla got a steal and took it all the way for a layup, and with about 10 seconds left in the game, Morgan Wheeler used head fakes and drop steps to score on the low block.
Every Warrior who suited up for the game scored: Jacob Harper, 23; Jordan Hett, 14; Austin Pedersen, 8; Taylor Heidebrecht, 7; Zac Robson, 7; Ethan Hett, 7; James Jones, Wiley Lundy, Case, Knolla, and Wheeler, 2 each.
Marion led 23-5 after one quarter, 38-14 at halftime, and 60-17 after three quarters. All game long, the Warriors forced turnovers and pushed the pace.
With the victory, Marion advanced to the semifinals of the Cougar Classic at Centre. They play in the tournament again Friday and Saturday.