Marion girls lose to tough Sterling

The Marion girls’ basketball team lost to a talented Sterling squad, 67-18, Friday.

Sterling took the lead from the start with a 21-4 first-quarter effort, and the Black Bears extended their lead to 38-10 at halftime. Sterling outscored Marion, 18-4 in the third quarter to lead, 56-14 at the end of three, and the Black Bears nailed down the win with an 11-4 fourth-quarter effort.

“Sterling is quite talented,” coach Kelly Robson said. “I’d say they are the best team in the league.”

Three Warriors scored three points: Chloe Burkholder, Jaden Slifer and Maria Stuchlik.

Sedgwick—Marion succumbed to the Cardinals Tuesday, 53-18.

Sedgwick blanked the Warriors after one quarter, 17-0, and led, 30-5 at halftime. By the end of the third quarter, Sedgwick led, 49-13, and a 5-4 Warrior effort in the fourth quarter brought it to the final margin.

Chloe Burkholder led the Warriors with six points.

Coming—Marion (0-6, 2-14) will host Ell-Saline Friday for homecoming.