Zogelman’s last-second basket gives Warriors win at Wichita

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN DIANE MAYS
Marion girls had their hands full Friday night against Wichita Independent, but they managed to hold on for a 41-39 win.

The two teams were never more than seven points apart. The Warriors led 14-10 after one quarter, but the Panthers pulled to within a point at halftime, 27-26.

Marion still led by only a point, 34-33, as the two teams entered the final quarter.

Marion scored five points in quick succession early in the quarter, thanks to Brandie Peterie-Shipman and Caitlin O’Dell.

But Independent’s 6-2 center Allie Cornett scored four points down the stretch, including a basket with 19 second left to tie the game at 39.

When Marion missed its shot at the other end, Independent rebounded and was headed down the court, but Marion’s Krista Zogelman stole the ball back and put up a shot that fell through the basket as the buzzer sounded.

Marion coach Daryl Enos said his team had to make some adjustments in their game, especially against Cornett.

“Offensively, we had to take the ball straight to her,” he said. “Right off the bat we were a little timid about that. We (also) wanted to try to negate her offensive ability by keeping it a full-court game instead of just a half-court game. I thought we did a pretty fair job of that.”

Zogelman and Peterie-Shipman both finished the game with 12 points each, followed by Emmy Bowers with nine. Independent’s Cornett finished with 12 points.

Wichita Trinity-The Marion girls stepped up their game on the home court and pounded Wichita Trinity, 62-45, Tuesday night.

Trinity’s Lizzie Bankston scored on a layup only six seconds into the game, but Marion slowly took control.

Krista Zogelman responded with a 3-pointer, putting the Warriors on top. Trinity and Marion traded baskets until the end of the first quarter until Brandi Peterie-Shipman and Megan Moore scored to put Marion on top, 12-10, at the first break.

By halftime Marion had extended its lead to 30-21.

After a quick bucket by Bankston to start the third quarter, Marion responded with a run of 10 points over a spread of a minute and a half.

Trinity responded with an eight point run of its own, but Enos called a time out and his team regrouped to take a 48-35 at the end of three quarters.

Trinity scored the first five points of the fourth quarter to pull into contention one more time,

But consecutive buckets by Peterie-Shipman, Caitlin O’Dell,and Amy Tajchman, pushed Marion to a safe margin.

Zogelman led Marion scorers with 19 points. Peterie-Shipman was right behind her with 18.

Enos said he was pleased with the win, but said his team needs to work on rebounding, defensive rotation on the back side, and trapping.

But Enos saw some good things, too.

“We ran our fast break much better tonight,” he said. “We ran our half-court press pretty well, and really our offense wasn’t that bad. I liked those three things quite a bit.”

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