The Marion basketball teams split two games with Remington on homecoming night. The girls lost, 53-35, and the boys won, 62-60.
Girls?Marion fell behind from the start in Tuesday?s 18-point loss to the Broncos.
Remington burst out of the game on fire offensively, making five of its first six field goal attempts and staking a 13-0 lead. Kirsten Hansen hit a three to put Marion on the board with 2:22 left in the opening quarter, but the Broncos built a 19-6 advantage by the end of the first period.
The Warriors matched the Broncos? scoring more closely in the second quarter. Three-point baskets by Bailey Robson and Erika Hess helped Marion trim the deficit to 24-14 with 4:25 left in the half. But an 8-3 Bronco surge left the Warriors trailing 32-17 at halftime.
The Warriors forced four Bronco turnovers in the first five minutes of the third quarter but could not capitalize. Remington outscored Marion 12-11 in the period. Julia Hall contributed six points in the quarter, and Marion trailed, 44-28, heading into the final period.
Remington built to its largest lead of the night, 52-30. Marion scored its next three points from the charity stripe. Remington made a free-throw, then Marissa Jacobson concluded scoring with a basket with just 3 seconds left on the clock.
Hall led the Warriors with eight points.
Boys?Aside from two ties, Marion led from start to finish in Tuesday?s two-point win. But although the Warriors led by as many as 12 points, Remington hung around to keep things interesting late in the game.
Bret Voth opened the game with a three-pointer and scored 10 points in just more than the game?s first five minutes, giving Marion a 12-9 advantage with a three-point play at the 2:51 mark. The teams traded scores, and the first quarter ended with Marion in front, 16-11.
Remington trimmed the lead to 16-15 before Marion rattled off six points to take a 22-15 lead when Voth made a pair of free throws at 4:27. Marion led by as many as 26-17 when Dylan Pippin scored, but Remington narrowed the gap to 29-23 at halftime.
The Broncos cut the lead even more after the break, closing within 30-27 at the 6:53 mark. Then Mason Pedersen ignited a 9-2 run with a three-pointer, and Marion enjoyed its first double-digit lead, 39-29, when Pippin scored at 4:27. Pippin polished his 10-point third-quarter effort with a basket at the 1:00 mark that put Marion in front, 47-35, and Marion took a 47-37 lead into the final break.
With the Warriors leading, 53-41, Remington used a 7-0 run to cut the margin to five. After a Jacob Baldwin basket, Marion scored the rest of its points from the charity stripe. The Warriors led, 60-52, with just 24.2 seconds to play after Baldwin sank a pair of free throws. Then things got interesting.
Marion was called for a foul on a Bronco three-point attempt, and Remington?s Paul Claassen made two of three charity shots. Claassen made two more after Marion turned the ball over and fouled. That closed the gap to 60-56 with just 14.6 to play. Again, the Warriors turned the ball over, allowing Claassen to score to bring Remington within 60-58 with 8.5 left. Voth made a pair of free throws with 6.2 remaining, and Remington?s Logan Scott made a second-chance basket with less than one second left to again bring the margin to two, but Marion held on for the win.
Coming?Marion will host Bennington Friday.
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