Marion takes fifth with win over Goessel


After losing in the opening round of the Eli J. Waltner Girls’ Invitational Tournament at Berean Academy Monday night, the Marion Warriors responded with wins over Berean Academy and Goessel in their next two games to finish fifth.

Goessel defeated Sunrise Academy on Thursday, 58-45, then took their momentum into Saturday’s game against Marion and took an early 11-2 lead.

But Marion grabbed the lead for the first time in the game just before half, taking a 22-20 lead into intermission.

The Bluebirds battled back and tied the game several times throughout the second half, but the Warriors warded off the Goessel attack and never trailed.

Warrior Krista Zogelman had 21 points, three steals and two assists to help lead Marion to the win. Brandi Peterie added 11 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal. Senior Stacia Williams had 10 points and four rebounds.

Goessel’s Darla Funk and Melinda Stucky each had 17 points in the losing cause. Lindsay Unruh netted 11 points.

Marion 55, Berean 36

Consolation Semifinals

Marion took an early lead against Berean Academy in the first quarter Tuesday night in the consolation semifinals and didn’t look back on the way to a 55-36 win.

Marion held Berean Academy to just eight points in the first quarter and scored 16 of their own.

The Warriors were led by Krista Zogelman, Stacia Williams and Brandi Peterie, who each had 12 points in the victory.

Burrton 61, Marion 49

First Round

Almost two months ago, the Marion Warriors got their first win of the year with a 55-34 drubbing of the Burrton Chargers at the Inman Invitational Tournamnet.

What a difference a month or two makes.

The Warriors were beaten by the Chargers, 61-49, in the first round of the Eli J. Walter Invitational Tournament.

Coming-Marion is 6-8 overall and 4-1 in the Heart of America.

The Warriors traveled to Lincolnville last night to take on the Centre Cougars. Friday Marion hosts Sacred Heart during their homecoming festivities.

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