MHS boys fall to ?Cats and Broncos

The Marion boys fell behind early against the league-leading Mound?ridge Wildcats Friday and ended up losing, 63-42, before the homtown crowd.

Jacob Harper and Jordan Hett scored the first two baskets for Marion, giving the Warriors an early two-point advantage.

But with 4:24 left in the first quarter, Moundridge went on a 17-2 scoring run, and the Warriors found themselves down 19-6 at the start of the second quarter.

Eager to cut into the lead before halftime, Jordan Versh made a quick layup and Jacob Harper connected on a three-pointer to bring the Warriors within 11.

But the rally faded and the Moundridge lead grew to as much as 32 in the third quarter.

The Warriors shot 36 percent from the field (16- 44) and had 21 rebounds. Jordan Hett and Dillon Richmond were the high-scorers, each with 12 points.

Remington?Marion struggled shooting the ball in the first half of its Tuesday game with Reming?ton, scoring only five points in the first quarter and six in the second. The Warriors went into halftime down 11-22 and ended up losing the home game, 53-48.

?Defensively, we had a good first half, but lately this team has been in a funk offensively, and didn?t snap out of it until the second half,? coach Jeff McMillin said.

In the final two quarters, the Warriors outscored Remington, 37-31, sinking 14 of 29 field-goal attempts, including five three-pointers. But the Broncos dominated the boards, pulling down 16 offensive rebounds and 21 on the defensive end.

?That?s the first time we?ve been worked over on the boards like that,? McMillin said. ?At times we just looked like bystanders.?

Top performers for the Warriors were Jordan Hett with 15 points and five assists, Jacob Harper and Dillon Richmond each with 10 points, Jordan Versch with nine. Dane Purkeypile pulled down a team-high 12 rebounds.

Coming?Marion will take a 1-6 record for the season and 0-2 in the Heart of America league when it travels to Sedgwick on Tuesday. The Warriors return home Friday for a game against Hutch Trinity.

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