The Marion girls rode outstanding performances from seniors Julia Zeiner, Lindsay Hett and sophomore Whitney Gordon en route to a 62-46 victory over Hoisington on Homecoming night on Friday.
Zeiner filled up the stat sheet with 21 points, seven rebounds, five assists and five steals. Hett finished with a double-double scoring 19 points and ripping opponents for 11 steals. Gordon contributed 10 points, four assists and three blocked shots.
Marion started the night slow, falling behind 6-2 in the opening minutes. The Warriors settled in as the first quarter advanced and tied the score at eight with 2:30 left in the first stanza on a jump shot by Gordon.
A few trips down the floor later, the Warriors took a 10-9 lead on a jump shot by Hett. The first quarter ended with Marion leading Hoisington 12-11.
Zeiner set the tone early in the second quarter, scoring the first four points of the quarter. Marion then forced Cardinal turnovers off of its full court press, jumping to a 28-20 lead.
After a five-point Hoisington rally, the Warriors ended the half with five straight points from eventual winter homecoming queen, senior Bridget Lundy. Her first two half ending points came on a runner in the lane. She followed the driving bucket with a pull up three from the top of the key, ending the quarter with a 33-25 Marion lead. The two buckets would complete Lundy?s scoring in the game
Following the intermission, the Warriors came out strong with a 14-2 third quarter run. Marion never looked back, shooting 70 percent from the floor in the second half to end the game.
Kayley Heerey finished with five points and four rebounds. Emily Hett contributed two points.
The Warriors are undefeated since the break and improve to 7-1 overall and 3-0 in MCAA league play. The next action for Marion will be at the Trojan Classic in Hillsboro against Riley County on Tuesday at 3 p.m.