The Marion girls? basketball team absorbed losses to Reming?ton and Moundridge last week to drop to 0-6.
?We have to do the things that any team can do every night,? coach Randy Savage said. ?Rebound. Take care of the ball. Play defense.
?I can?t ask them to be taller or run faster or get stronger. But you have to do what?s within your capabilities, and you have to do it every time you run down the court.?
Savage said the team is struggling right now, but they can turn things around if they play hard.
?It still comes down to doing what we can do at the moment,? Savage said. ?The rest we?ll worry about later.?
Moundridge?Marion suffered a 53-11 loss Friday at the hands of the Wildcats.
Moundridge dominated out of the gate, putting up 17 points in the first quarter while holding Marion to just three points on a basket and free throw by Whitney Gordon.
Time did not improve matters. The Wildcats outscored Marion, 18-4, in the second quarter to give Moundridge a 34-7 lead at intermission.
The Wildcats continued to pull away in the second half, leading 47-9 at the end of the third quarter and tacking on six points in the fourth for the win.
Marion managed just four points in the second half, two off a basket from Erin Meierhoff and two at the line from Gordon.
Gordon scored five points, with Meierhoff, Megan Richmond and Kelly Hess chipping in two apiece. The Wildcats outrebounded Marion, 36-13.
Remington?Marion lost fell to the Broncos, 47-22, in their Jan. 3 match-up.
?Remington?s a lot like Hills?boro,? coach Randy Savage said. ?They were just bigger than we were and more physical than we were. It?s hard to compete when you?re outsized and out-matured to boot. They don?t make a lot of mental mistakes.?
Marion went up by five points to start the game, but then allowed 12 unanswered points for a 12-5 deficit to begin the second quarter.
Whitney Gordon scored at 7:19 to snap the streak, but the Broncos scored eight more points in the next three minutes while shutting out Marion.
Corey Shields finally scored for Marion with 2:45 remaining before the break, making it 20-9. She followed it up with another basket seconds later off an assist from Katey Ehrlich. But Marion still trailed at the break, 28-11.
The Broncos continued to pull away in the second half, outscoring the Warriors, 19-11.
In fact, Marion didn?t score until Gordon managed a basket with 32 seconds left in the third quarter. Ehrlich chipped in two points at the beginning of the fourth quarter, and Kelly Hess and Gordon combined for seven points in the final two minutes of the game.
Gordon led Marion with 12 points, with Shields and Hess chipping in four each.
Coming?Marion is scheduled to host Sedgwick Jan. 10 before traveling to Hutch Trinity Friday.
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