Road rout of Luling keeps Marion boys perfect in district play
(Luling) - Marion stands alone in first place with an umblemished 7-0 district record at the mid-point of the 27-3A boys basketball schedule after powering past Luling 53-35 on the road Friday evening.
The game was competitive for a half, with the Bulldogs nursing a 24-19 lead at the intermission. Marion tightened the clamps defensively in the third quarter, outscoring the Eagles 10-2 to take a 34-21 cushion into the fourth period. Marion used a 19-14 scoring edge in the final frame to puncutate the 18-point win.
Zach Goodwin scored 14 points to pace three Bulldogs in double figures, shooting 5-of-6 overall, draining both of three-pointers, and sinking both of his free throws.
Tyler Bridges and Jacob Wallace contributed 10 points apiece. Wallace coralled a team-high 12 rebounds for a double-double, and also notched three assists and two steals. Bridges recorded six rebounds and two blocks.
Jackson Allen chipped in with eight points and seven rebounds, while Creet Rabenaldt totaled seven points and two steals. Brevin Wilson, Bobby Kelly, and Jacob Berry each netted two points.
Marion shot 50 percent overall (19-38) and 45.5 percent from three (5-11). Defensively, the Bulldogs held Luling to 30.6 percent shooting, and the Eagles went 0-7 from beyond the arc.
Marion (19-6, 7-0) opens the second round of district play Tuesday night with a 6:30 p.m. home game against Stockdale.
Marion girls notch fourth straight district win
(Luling) - A dominant second half vaulted the Marion girls basketball team to its fourth consecutive win Friday night, a 54-38 road triumph over Luling in District 27-3A.
The Bulldogs trailed 20-19 at halftime, but a 20-9 run in the third quarter put Marion in front 39-29 heading into the fourth. Marion outdistanced the Eagles 15-9 in the final stanza to push the winning margin to 16 points.
Senior guard Madelyn Abrameit continued her recent offensive barrage with a 17-point outing, and added a team-high four steals on the defensive end.
Brianna Randle also reached double figures with 13 points while contributing six rebounds.
Madison Batey aided the cause with nine points and seven rebounds, Lizzie Abrameit totaled six points and five rebounds, and Samantha Hopper pulled down a team-high nine rebounds to go with five points and three steals. Becca Svochak finished with four points, four rebounds, and three steals.
The win keeps Marion atop the 27-3A standings with an 8-1 district record, and moves the Bulldogs' overall mark to 19-10.
Marion continues district play Tuesday with a 6:15 home game against Stockdale.