The Marion girls’ basketball team suffered a season-opening loss to Southeast of Saline Friday, 46-11.
“We are a very inexperienced team,” coach Kelly Robson said. “We only have one player with any varsity experience, and varsity games are much different than JV games. The speed and intensity are different, and we will need to learn that lesson.”
SES built a double-digit, 15-4, lead after the first quarter, and led, 26-6, at halftime. By the end of the third quarter, the Trojan lead had grown to 44-11. SES scored the only two points of the fourth quarter.
Corrina Crabb scored seven points for the Warriors. Cameron White and Michaela Regnier each made one two-point basket. The Warriors did not attempt a free-throw in the game and shot about 14 percent (5-for-37) from the field.
“We need to understand what the defense is giving us,” Robson said. “There were opportunities to go backdoor against pressure. There were opportunities to drive the ball hard to the basket. We need to keep working to recognize those chances when they come.”
Coming—Marion (0-1) was scheduled to face Eureka Tuesday to open the Marion Classic. The Warriors will play Wichita Home School Thursday and conclude the tournament Saturday.