Marion sweeps Wichita Homeschool in second games of Classic

The Marion basketball teams swept visiting Wichita Homeschool Friday. The girls won, 41-26. The boys won, 63-58.

Girls—Marion cruised to a 41-26 victory over Wichita Homeschool Friday in its second game of the Marion Classic tournament.

Sam Richmond, Alli Molleker and Jessi Lewman scored first-quarter baskets to give Marion a 6-4 lead at the first break, and the same three Warriors, with the addition of Kourtney Hansen, scored in the second quarter, giving Marion a 14-7 margin at halftime.

Hansen scored five of Marion’s 11 third-quarter points, and the Warriors enjoyed a 25-15 lead at the final break.

Aided by three-pointers from Courtney Herzet—who recorded five points in the quarter—and Corin Parmley, Marion burst to the finish with a 16-11 advantage in the final period.

Hansen led all scorers with 11 points.

Boys—Marion earned a 63-58 victory over Wichita Homeschool Friday in its second appearance of the Marion Classic.

The Warriors held a narrow, 12-10 lead after one quarter of play, then exploded with a 19-point second-quarter effort, boosted by a pair of three-pointers from Chase Stringer, and five points from Blaine Mermis after he hit a three and made two free-throws. Marion led, 31-22 at halftime.

While Marion recorded another 19-point effort in the third quarter, led by Zachary Stuchlik, who scored eight of his 12 points for the game in the period, Wichita Homeschool doubled its score to draw within 50-44 at the final break.

Although Wichita Homeschool held a 14-13 edge in the fourth quarter, Marion held on to win by five. The Warriors made seven of 12 free-throws (58 percent) in the final quarter.

Stringer led the Warriors with 16 points. Sam Zinn and Stuchlik each scored 12. Mermis scored 10.

Coming—The Marion girls will play Saturday at 3 p.m. The boys will play at 4:30 p.m.