Marion drops game against Teutons

ayden May drives into the lane during the first half with Inman Friday. May scored two points in Marion’s 53-27 loss to the second-ranked Teutons. Janae Rempel / Free Press
ayden May drives into the lane during the first half with Inman Friday. May scored two points in Marion’s 53-27 loss to the second-ranked Teutons. Janae Rempel / Free Press
The Marion girls suffered a 53-27 loss to Inman Friday. The Teutons rank second in Class 2A.

“As far as game planning goes, we were going to pack in our zone (and) try to make them shoot it from the outside,” coach Kelly Robson said. “They made some. It’s always a hope that we don’t turn it over a ton, and I think we turned it over quite a few times. We just have to be able to take care of the basketball against pressure.”

Following a 4-4 tie, Inman scored the final four points of the first quarter to take an 8-4 lead, then enjoyed a 9-0 run to start the second quarter that left Marion trailing, 17-4. Destiny Boudreaux and Corrina Crabb later hit three-pointers to help narrow the gap to 24-15 at halftime.

But a 16-2 third-quarter effort by Inman left Marion trailing, 40-17, at the final break, and although the Warriors’ scoring production increased in the final quarter, the deficit was too large to overcome.

Three Warriors scored four points each to lead the team: Crabb, Michaela Regnier and Megan Neufeld.

Meanwhile, Inman’s Lauren Maurer led all scorers with 23 points.

Coming—Marion (0-2, 1-7) was scheduled to play at Berean Academy Tuesday and will continue its road stretch at Hutchinson Trinity Friday.