Marion girls get overtime win over Elyria Christian

Despite enduring a scoreless second quarter, the Marion girls’ basketball team used a big second-half effort to slip past Elyria Christian, 34-32, Friday in overtime.

“We didn’t make any game plan adjustments,” coach Kelly Robson said. “I was really disappointed in our effort in the first half, and I challenged the girls to play harder. I don’t really think it was my words that got them going, but we certainly played harder in the second half.”

Elyria claimed the lead after the first quarter, 6-5, and grew its advantage to 14-5 at halftime.

Marion responded with a 14-point effort in the third quarter, narrowing the gap to 22-19 by the end of the period.

The Warriors outscored Elyria, 11-8, in the fourth quarter to end regulation tied at 30. Marion scored four points to Elyria’s two in overtime to seal the come-from-behind victory.

Corrina Crabb led all scorers with 10 points.

Remington—A shaky start on offense contributed to a deficit too big for the Warriors to overcome Tuesday when Marion lost to the Broncos, 50-39.

Remington built a 16-4 lead after the first quarter.

“Every single one of us just seemed to fumble the ball,” coach Kelly Robson said of his team’s play early on. “We had a chance to catch and drive and it would go through our hands and off our chest. We wouldn’t turn it over, but we wouldn’t be able to drive anymore. Others did go through our hands and over our shoulders and right out of bounds.”

The teams played evenly through the second quarter for a 23-11 margin at halftime.

Each team scored 12 points in the third quarter, with Marion aided by a pair of three-pointers—one each from Chloe Burkholder and Destiny Boudreaux. That made it 35-23 at the final break.

Marion made four three-pointers in the fourth quarter, including three by Burkholder and one by Jayden May, allowing the Warriors to outscore Remington, 16-15, in the period. But the deficit was too large to overcome, and Marion lost by 11 in the end.

“I was proud of the way they just kept hanging in there,” Robson said. “They weren’t going to quit.”

Burkholder led all scorers with 12 points.

Marion was 3-for-10 from the free-throw line (30 percent).

Coming—Marion (1-7, 4-15) was scheduled to travel to Bennington Monday to conclude the regular season. The Warriors will host a Class 2A sub-state tournament beginning Monday. Additional teams in the field include Northern Heights, Mission Valley, Goessel, Herington, Hillsboro, Rossville and Wabaunsee.

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