MHS girls still winless after HOA losses



The Marion girls dropped to 0-9 last week with losses to Sedgwick Jan. 10 and to Hutch Trinity Friday.

Hutch Trinity?Marion came out strong early, taking a 16-10 lead at the end of the first quarter.

But the tables turned in the second quarter as the Celtics scored six unanswered points before taking the lead a 25-22 on a three-point basket. Trinity led at halftime, 28-22.

Whitney Gordon hit a three-pointer at 5:19 to narrow Trinity?s lead to 30-25. But the Celtics scored nine unanswered points until Marion?s Megan Richmond sank a three-pointer with 48 seconds left to make it 39-28 at the end of the quarter.

The Celtics continued to pull away in the fourth quarter, helped by six points from beyond the arc. They outscored Marion, 12-7, in the final frame.

Sedgwick?Despite absorbing their eighth loss of the season, the Warriors played much more aggressively, took better care of the ball and two players scored in double digits in their 54-42 loss.

Whitney Gordon finished with 18 points, including nine from beyond the arc. Katey Ehrlich added 14 points.

The Warriors took an early lead in a slow first quarter. A basket by Gordon with 26 seconds left put Marion ahead, 6-2, at the end of the quarter.

Sedgwick broke out of its slump in the second quarter, hitting three three-pointers in the first three minutes to help build an 18-8 lead with 3:50 remaining.

Marion didn?t give up. Erin Meierhoff scored off a steal at 2:41 to ignite a 7-0 scoring run to pull within three points.

Sedgwick again struck from three-point range with 45 seconds left, then tacked on a free throw to give the Cardinals a 22-17 lead at halftime.

The Cardinals began to pull away in the third quarter, finishing it with a 39-27 lead.

Marion did not allow the Cardinals to extend the margin beyond 16 points in the final quarter. In the final four minutes, Megan Richmond sank four free throws and Gordon scored on a rebound and twice from beyond the arc to make the final deficit 10 points.

Coming?The Warriors were scheduled to play in the Cougar Classic at Centre Jan. 17, 20 and 21. Their first-round game was Tuesday against undefeated Hope, the No. 1 seed.

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