The Marion lost to Hutch Trinity on the road Monday, 43-24, in the first round of sub-state play. The loss eliminates the Warriors from post-season play and ends their season with a 7-13 overall record.
The Celtics outscored the Warriors by 14 points in the first quarter, 16-2. By halftime the score was 27-11.
The Warriors outscored the Celtics in the third quarter 12-10, but it wasn?t enough to overcome the early lead. Trinity remained ahead at the end of the third quarter, 37-23, and added six points in the fourth quarter to Marion?e one point.
The Celtics outscored the Warriors from beyond the arc, making 16 points in contrast to the Warriors? four points. Per usual, Whitney Gordon led the Warriors in scoring with 19 points. Kennedi Smith led for the Celtics with 10 points.
Ell-Saline?Marion lost at Ell-Saline Friday in a make-up game, 57-36.
The Cardinals led, 11-8, at the first break and extended the lead 30-17 by halftime, thanks in part to a seven-point scoring run with just over five minutes left.
Ell-Saline started off the second half with an 8-0 run that the Warriors? Whitney Gordon finally snapped with a three-point shot. At that point the Cardinals led, 38-17, their largest lead of the game.
Gordon scored five more points by the end of the third quarter, but Ell-Saline still led, 46-25. The Cardinals cruised the rest of the game for the 11-point win.
Gordon scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to lead Marion. Brittany Clancy led the Cardinals with 18 points.
Canton-Galva?Marion overcame a third-quarter deficit to claim a 44-37 victory over Canton-Galva in Thursday?s make-up game at Marion.
Canton-Galva jumped to a 4-0 head start before Marion battled back to stake an 8-7 lead after one quarter. Whitney Gordon?s three-pointer put the Warriors on top, 17-13, late in the second period, but Canton-Galva made three of six free throws down the stretch to close the deficit to 17-16 at intermission.
Canton-Galva came out strong in the early minutes of the third quarter, with Erika Smith and Makenzie Farnham combining for 13 of the Eagles? 15 points in a 16-8 surge that propelled them to a 31-25 lead with 3:41 left in the period.
But the well suddenly went dry for the Eagles the rest of the quarter. Marion rallied with an 8-0 run to claim a 33-31 lead at the final break. Gordon?s third three-pointer of the night with 35 seconds left put the Warriors on top for good.
Canton Galva?s scoreless streak carried into the fourth quarter until Farnham made one of two free throws at the 6:18 mark to put the score at 35-32.
Marion slowly extended the margin to 41-33 with 3:48 to play. Canton-Galva, which made only one of 13 shot attempts from the floor during the quarter, never mounted a serious rally as the clock wound down.
Gordon finished with 15 points to pace Marion. Farnham led Canton-Galva with 14 points.
Sedgwick?Marion fell to league opponent Sedgwick Tuesday night, 45-30.
Sedgwick started well, taking advantage of Marion?s tentative play to build a lead.
The Warriors rallied before halftime, but Sedgwick still boasted a 22-12 lead at the break.
Play heated up a bit early in the third quarter. Whitney Gordon hit a three-pointer to pull the Warriors to within 24-17, but Sedgwick responded with a three of its own.
Katey Ehrlich countered with another three to bring Marion back within seven points, 27-20.
Sedgwick increased its lead again after the break, and Marion did not again threaten.
Erin Meierhoff led the Warriors with nine points, with Gordon contributing six. Jami Douvier led the Cardinals with 11 points.
The Cardinals scored 21 points off 31 Marion turnovers.
?We played well in the zone,? coach Randy Savage said. ?We can press better than that, but the play in the zone wasn?t bad. The turnovers just killed us.?
Savage said Sedgwick is the only team they play where size is a major factor.
?What do you do when you?re 5-foot-5 and you?ve got 6-footers guarding you?? he said. ?You?ve just got to attack them quickly, and we?ll keep working on that.?