The Marion boys absorbed a disappointing loss on the road Friday at the hands of Council Grove, 42-24.
The Warriors started strong, looking like the team that won the Centre tournament last week. The Warriors scored 16 points in the first quarter, with sophomore Jordan Hett contributing eight.
The Warriors slowed their play in the second quarter, scoring only five points. But they still led by 10 points going into the locker room, 21-11.
Unfortunately for the Warriors, the second half might was a different game. The Braves came on strong, scoring 11 points in the third quarter while holding the Warriors to only three. They cut the Warriors? lead to one point by halftime, with the Warriors ahead 24-23.
The game began to slip away from the Warriors in the fourth quarter. The Braves scored 19 points in the quarter, and kept the Warriors scoreless throughout.
The Braves went on a stunning 24-point scoring run in the second half. It stretched from just over four minutes left in the third quarter until the buzzer at the end of the game.
At the beginning of the run the Braves trailed, 24-18. By the end they led by 18 points.
Marion coach Jeff McMillan declined to comment on the game.
The Warriors did not have any players in double digits. The Braves? Tyson Sisson led Council Grove with 15 points and Brock Frye added 11.
Coming–The Warriors (4-9) are scheduled to play Canton-Galva (4-9) Tuesday at home. They will travel to undefeated Berean Academy (14-0) Friday.