The Marion basketball teams split games with Hutchinson Trinity Friday. The girls won, 58-50, but the boys lost, 72-67.
Girls—Marion defeated Hutchinson Trinity Friday, 58-50.
The Warriors scored consistently through all four quarters, building a 14-9 lead by the end of the first period, in which five Warriors got in the scoring column.
The teams played evenly through the second quarter for a 30-25 halftime score. Sam Richmond led Marion’s effort with nine points in the period, including a pair of three-pointers, to lead all scorers at intermission with 13 points.
Marion built its lead by outscoring the Celtics, 14-10, in the third quarter, to lead, 44-35 by the end of it. Richmond made her third three-pointer of the night in the third quarter, and Corin Parmley made a trey as well. Kourtney Hansen contributed six points on three two-pointers.
Trinity held the upper hand in the fourth quarter, 15-14, but Marion held on for the eight-point win.
Hansen and Richmond shared top scoring honors for Marion with 16 points each. Alli Molleker scored 10.
Boys—Marion suffered a 72-67 loss to Hutchinson Trinity Friday.
The Celtics were led by the duo of Connor Remar and Kaleb Hammeke, who scored 30 and 20 points, respectively.
Marion, meanwhile, had four double-digit scorers, led by Sam Zinn with 20 points. Chase Stringer scored 13, Evann Heidebrecht 12 and Zachary Stuchlik 10.
The Warriors held the upper hand in three quarters of play, but the third quarter was their downfall.
Marion took a 13-11 lead after the first quarter, with Zinn leading the effort with five points. The Warriors maintained their lead in the second quarter, as Stringer added six points to the effort to help give Marion a 32-29 halftime advantage.
Things took a turn for the worse in the third quarter, as Trinity outscored the Warriors, 24-14. Remar scored 12 points in the period for the home team. By the end of the third quarter, Marion trailed, 53-46.
Although the Warriors outscored the home team, 21-19, in the final quarter, the damage had been done, and Marion lost by five in the end.
Coming—Marion will host Inman Tuesday.