Marion boys capture home tournament title with 4-0 weekend
(Marion) – The Marion boys basketball team secured the first-place trophy of their annual tournament last weekend four straight victories over the course of Friday and Saturday in the MHS gymnasium.
The Bulldogs beat Canyon Lake 57-48 and Devine 57-49 on Friday. Marion followed with a pair of nail-biters on Saturday, edging Gregory Portland 60-56 in double overtime and outlasting Somerset 53-52.
Marion trailed Canyon Lake 40-37 after three quarters Friday, but used a 20-8 run in the fourth quarter to rally past the Hawks. Jacob Wallace led the Bulldogs with 16 points and seven rebounds, Jackson Allen added 13 points, and Marion got eight points each from Creet Rabenaldt and Brevin Wilson.
Allen and Wallace each recorded double-doubles Friday against Devine. Allen scored a game-high 21 points and snared 10 rebounds, while Wallace notched 18 points and a team-best 11 rebounds. Rabenaldt chipped in with nine points.
Marion overcame a three-point third quarter to win the fourth 12-9 and force overtime Saturday against Gregory-Portland, and the Bulldogs shut out the Wildcats 4-0 in the second extra period after each team netted five in the first. Wallace netted 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Allen posted a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double, and Marion received 14 points each from Rabenaldt and Tyler Bridges.
The Bulldogs trailed Somerset 46-38 after three quarters Saturday, but they turned the tables in the fourth period with a 15-6 spurt to log the one-point win. Allen finished with 13 points, six rebounds, and three steals. Rabenaldt added 12 points, six rebounds, and three steals. Wallace pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out four assists to go with nine points.
Marion is off to a 6-0 start this season. The Bulldogs travel to face Boerne tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Marion girls finish 2-2 in annual tourney
(Marion) – Marion opened its annual girls basketball tournament with a 65-47 win over Gonzales and a 50-39 victory over Falls City last Thursday, but the Bulldogs concluded the event with a pair of losses on Saturday, 38-36 to Devine and 57-50 to Boerne.
Madelyn Abrameit turned in two brilliant performances Friday, totaling 26 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and four steals against Gonzales and following with 22 points and three assists in the win over Falls City.
Brianna Randle added 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and four steals against Gonzales. Lizzie Abrameit scored seven points, while Madison Batey recorded nine rebounds to go with six points.
Randle netted 14 points, dished out four assists, and snared three steals against Falls City. Batey corralled a team-high 11 rebounds and scored six points. Becca Svochak came up with six steals.
Randle scored 14 points in each Saturday game. Madelyn Abrameit matched that total against Boerne, and Samantha Hopper ended up with 11 against Devine.
The 2-2 tournament finish moves Marion’s season record to 6-3. The Bulldogs visit Bandera tonight at 6:30 p.m.