Marion drops two at Inman tourney finals Friday

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The Marion Warriors came out on the losing end on the final night of the Inman preseason tournament Friday.

The Warrior girls lost to St. John 46-38. The Tigers led 22-18 at half, but forced some Marion turnovers in the third quarter to take charge of the contest. Brandi Peterie scored 12 and Krista Zogelman 11 to pace the Warriors, are are 1-3 on the season.

The boys, meanwhile, trailed by two at halftime, then battled back from a 12-point deficit in the third quarter, but couldn’t climb the hill all the way.

Braxton Skiles scored 24 points to pace Marion. Brian Bina added 10. The Warriors are 2-2 for the year.

SECOND ROUND:

The Marion girls won their first game of the young season with a 55-34 conquest of the Burrton Chargers Thursday night at the Inman Preseason Tournament.

Krista Zogelman was the team’s leading scorer with 14, but Brandi Peterie and Amanda Secrest were right behind with 13. With the win, Marion moves to 1-2 on the year.

Meanwhile, the boys won their second straight game, beating the Chargers 50-42. The Warriors built a 26-21 halftime edge and more or less maintained that margin through the second half.

Brian Bina had a big game for Marion, racking up 18 points. Jason Matz added 14 and Braxton Skiles 10 for the 2-1 Warriors.

The Marion girls and boys will close out their tournament play with games against St. John at 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., respectively.

FIRST ROUND:

The Marion Warriors opened play Tuesday night by splitting games with the host team at the Inman preseason tournament.



The Warrior (0-2) girls played Inman close all game long, but lost on a last-second shot by Ashley Bowman, 40-38. Brandi Peterie led the Warriors with 10 points.



The boys, meanwhile, had an easier time, beating Inman, 56-34, with a strong fourth-quarter effort. Braxton Skiles led Marion (1-1) with 17 points, Robert Verbic added 12.



The Warriors will play their second game in the tournament on Thursday.


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