Warrior girls win first game; boys still looking for victory

The Marion girls’ basketball team outlasted Burrton, 52-49, Friday night in overtime to salvage one of three games in the Inman early-season tournament last week.

The Warriors had taken a 26-21 lead into the locker room at halftime, but the Chargers rallied to tie the hard-fought contest at the end of regulation, 44-44.

After an 8-6 start in the first period, both two teams did most of their scoring in the middle two periods, with Marion outscoring Burrton 30-29. Burrton came back with a 9-6 advantage in the final period to send the game into an extra period.

The Warriors got balanced scoring, with Krista Zogelman and Amy Tajchman scoring 12 each, and Brandi Peterie-Shipman adding 11.

The Warriors won the game at the free-throw line, making 18 of 32 attempts while the Chargers made five in only nine trips to the charity stripe.

St. John-The Warriors went blow-for-blow with St. John in the second half of Thursday’s game, but that wasn’t enough as the Tigers won, 64-41 on the strength of their first-half play.

St. John had its offense in high gear from the start, racing to an 18-10 advantage by the end of the first quarter. The Tigers extended the lead to 19 points by intermission with a 17-6 run in the second period.

Brandi Peterie-Shipman and Emmy Bowers led the Warriors’ offensive effort with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Inman-The Warriors raced to an early 9-0 lead at home against the Teutons on Tuesday, but it was Inman who sprinted to victory, 62-43, with an 18-6 burst in the fourth quarter.

By the end of the first period, Inman had dug themselves out of the hole and took a 12-11 lead. By halftime, the Teutons had pushed the advantage to eight points, 29-21.

The Warriors cut that lead by one point through three quarters, outscoring Inman 16-15, but the Teutons were just too strong down the stretch and won by a comfortable margin.

Krista Zogelman had 16 points to pace Marion, and Brandi Peterie-Shipman added 10.

Coming-The Warriors took a 1-3 record into Tuesday’s game against Chase County. They will close out their pre-holiday schedule by playing host to Council Grove on Friday.

Marion boys

The Marion boys found tough sledding at the Inman early-season tournament, losing all three games.

Burrton broke open Friday’s game with a 21-12 third quarter en route to a 61-51 win.

The Warriors trailed by five after one quarter, 17-12, but pulled to within a point by intermission, 26-25.

Jason Matz, the only Warrior to break double figures, finished the game with 16 points.

Meanwhile, Josh Urban was more than a handful for the Warriors, scoring 27 points for Burrton.

St. John-The Warriors battled St. John early in the fourth quarter, but the Tigers slowly pulled away from Marion and posted a 52-40 win Thursday.

After a 10-10 deadlock to start the game, St. John built a tentative 22-17 lead by intermission. But the Tigers took control in the third quarter with an 18-7 run.

The Warriors never gave up, though and outscored St. John in the final period, 16-12, to shrink the final margin to a dozen points.

The Warriors spread their points among nine players. Jason Matz and Alan Vogel each scored eight, and Tyler Stubenhofer added six to lead the way.

Inman-A fourth-quarter Marion charge fell one point short, and the Teutons held on for a 50-49 win Tuesday at Marion.

Inman controlled a 28-26 lead at intermission, and managed to maintain that lead through the third quarter, 41-39. The Warriors outscored the visitors down the stretch 12-9, but could not pull out the nail-biter.

Jason Matz and Brian Bina each scored in double figures with 14 and 12 points, respectively. The Warriors had only nine free-throw attempts the entire game and made seven, while Inman sank 12 charities in 20 attempts.

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