The Marion girls bounced back from last week?s loss to defeat Bennington, 52-32, at the Warriors? homecoming Friday.
?Winning is always good,? said coach Randy Savage. ?It?s a step in the right direction. We did some things better, and we?ve still got some things we need to work on.?
The Warriors started with a 9-7 lead through the first quarter and allowed the Bulldogs to creep no closer than five points on the way to a 26-15 lead at halftime.
The Bulldogs did not let the Warriors extend their lead much beyond 10 points in the third quarter, but Marion maintained a comfortable double-digit lead.
The Warriors led, 43-26, at the end of three quarters, thanks to a three-point shot at the buzzer from senior Donna Cady.
The Bulldogs mustered a brief 6-0 scoring run in the final minutes of the game. But the Warriors responded with a nine-point run that gave them the 20-point victory.
?We just try to get a little bit better each game,? Savage said.
Whitney Gordon led the Warriors with 24 points for the night. Katey Ehrilich added 15 points.
Shelby Modin led the Bulldogs (1-6, 5-11) with 10 points.
Coming?Marion (1-5, 5-9) was scheduled to play Inman (2-5, 4-10) Tuesday. The Warriors will have a rematch with Bennington Friday.