MHS girls roll for easy wins in CVL

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN TOM STOPPEL
The Marion girls had little trouble with Council Grove, pounding the Braves, 74-42, Friday night in Marion.

Using full-court pressure, the Warriors forced 19 first-half turnovers en route to an early lead that would never be threatened.

Marion jumped to a 10-0 lead, partly on the strength of Krista Zogelman’s two 3-pointers. Council Grove did not score until 2:55 remained in the first quarter.

Marion led 16-4 after one quarter wand was never threatened after that.

Coach Daryl Enos was pleased with his guard play.

“I was really pleased with Caitlin O’Dell’s pressure defense out front,” he said. “She just did a super job. Heidi Zogelman and Ashley Secrest also did a good job out front. It’s a tough job out there. There’s a lot of ground to cover.”

Amy Tajchman and Brandie Peterie-Shipman were both credited with four steals.

By halftime, the Warriors were up 29-10 and extended the lead to 45-18 by the end of three quarters.

Marion dominated the backboards, not giving up many second-chance shots. Emmy Bowers led the Warriors in rebounding with seven.

“We rebounded well,” Enos said. “We still get our hands on some, bring them down, and they pick some away from us. But we’re getting in the right position more often.”

Enos substituted freely in the second half, giving the reserves some varsity playing time.

Amy Tajchman led the Warriors’ balanced attack with 12 points, followed by Krista Zogelman (with three 3-pointers) and Peterie-Shipman adding 11, and O’Dell and Secrest eight each.

Amy Bowen was the lone Brave in double figures with 11.

Marion was able to convert 12 of 25 free throws compared to nine of 14 for the Braves.

For the season, Marion evens its record at 3-3, but more importantly moved to 2-0 in league play.

“I’m excited the girls have bought into the new system as rapidly as they have, and I think they are starting to see results,” Enos said. “I also think they’re enjoying playing basketball at this tempo.”

Marion is idle until Jan, 7 when the Warriors host Sacred Heart.

Chase County-Marion led by 17 at the half, 33-16, and continued to dominate Chase County in the second half to post a 74-42 win last Tuesday in Marion.

Krista Zogelman led a balanced attack with 19 points, followed by Heidi Zogelman and Emmy Bowers with 12 each and Brandi Peterie-Shipman with 11.

As a team, the Warriors nailed 21 of 28 free throws.

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