The Marion boys? and girls? basketball teams fell at the hands of the Remington Broncos Tuesday night in Marion.
The Warrior girls faced a tough Bronco defense in a 44-31 loss. The offense struggled early, managing only six points in the first quarter.
?We didn?t always utilize the offense when we got down the court, but when we did, it worked,? said coach Randy Savage.
Marion outscored the Broncos in the second quarter, 12-10, led by freshman Katey Ehrlich, who scored six of the 12 points.
In the second half, the shooting struggles continued with Marion converting only six of 25 attempts from the field.
The Warriors were led in scoring by Katey Ehrlich with eight points. Erin Meierhoff, Emily Hett and Whitney Gordon each scored six. Gordon also grabbed 12 rebounds.
?We?re six games in, and I know these ladies aren?t happy with where we?re at, so we?ll continue to work hard in practice and try to eliminate the silly fouls and silly turnovers,? Savage said.
The Marion boys, who ended on the short side of a 53-48 decision, also had the shooting blues to start the game. The Warriors scoring only five points in the first quarter and six in the second.
?Defensively, we had a good first half, but lately this team has been in a funk offensively, and didn?t snap out of it until the second half,? coach Jeff McMillin said.
In the final two quarters, the Warriors outscored Remington, 37-31, sinking 14 of 29 field-goal attempts, including five three-pointers.
But the Broncos dominated the boards, pulling down 16 offensive rebounds and 21 on the defensive end.
?That?s the first time we?ve been worked over on the boards like that,? McMillin said. ?At times we just looked like bystanders.?
Top performers for the Warrior boys team were Jordan Hett with 15 points and five assists, Jacob Harper and Dillon Richmond each with 10 points, Jordan Versch with nine. Dane Purkeypile pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds.
With the losses, both Marion teams slipped to 1-5 for the season.