Marion?girls lose opener to Trinity

The defending class 3A runner ups Marion girls basketball team started its season with 47-32 loss at Hutchinson Trinity Friday night in Hutchinson. With cold shooting performances by both teams in the first half, the game was tied at six to end the first quarter. The Celtics took a 22-14 advantage to the locker room, outscoring Marion 16-8 in the second half. Trinity was 6-for-from the field in the first half. Marion was 4-for-21. Improving on its shootin the second half, Trinity made 12-of-24 from the field. Despite the improved shooting, Marion outscored the Celtics 10-9 in the third quarter. The fourth quarter belonged to Trinity however. The Celtics outscored Marion 16-8 to end the game. In order to keep Marion?s Whitney Gordon out of the paint, Hutch Trinity used 2-3 and 1-2-2 zones. The strategy led to Gordon making 5-of-9 three-pointers en route to 19 points, 11 rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. Trinity?s Lizzie Degner was 6-of-6 from the foul-line, scoring 17 points. Rachel Vieyra booked a double-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds. Trinity outrebounded Marion 39-26. Coming?Marion (0-1, 0-1)?will host intra-county opponent Peabody-Burns Tuesday. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday the Warriors will host the Marion Classic. Friday, Marion will play defending class 2A state champion Berean Academy.

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