Marion drops two over week

The Marion girls’ basketball team suffered a 45-17 defeat at Hutchinson Trinity Friday.

The Celtics burst out of the gate by outscoring Marion, 21-6 in the first quarter, aided by four three-pointers. Meanwhile, Destiny Boudreaux and Corrina Crabb each made a three-pointer for Marion.

Jayden May made Marion’s only basket of the second quarter, and Trinity led, 25-8, at halftime.

The Celtics increased their lead to 35-12 after three quarters of play, and outscored Marion, 10-5 in quarter four to win by 28.

May led the Warriors with five points.

Berean Academy—Turnovers and a stingy Berean defense contributed to a 56-25 Marion loss on the road Tuesday.

Berean set the tone in the first quarter by outscoring Marion, 19-8, and increased its lead to 36-14 at halftime. The onslaught continued after intermission, with Berean outscoring Marion, 18-5, in the third quarter to enjoy a 54-19 advantage at the final break.

A 6-2 Marion effort in the fourth quarter brought it to the final, 31-point spread.

“We made improvements on some things,” coach Kelly Robson said. “We recognized changing defenses in many cases. We fought hard on the inside against a couple of really good players. Berean’s man-to-man (defense) is always very good. We got some of the shots we wanted. I thought the effort was there most of the night.” 

Two Warriors scored five points: Chloe Burkholder and Jayden May.

Marion sent Berean to the free-throw line 19 times, and Robson said it will be important to limit fouls, in addition to cutting down on turnovers.

Coming—Marion (0-4, 1-9) is participating in the Centre tournament this week as the No. 5 seed. The Warriors were scheduled to play No. 4 Solomon Tuesday. Marion will next be in action Friday. Other teams in the field include No. 1 Rural Vista versus No. 8 Wakefield, No. 2 Centre versus No. 7 Peabody-Burns and No. 3 Herington versus No. 6 Elyria Christian.