Marion boys win 10th straight, run district record to 8-0
(Marion) – A balanced scoring attack and stifling defensive effort propelled the Marion boys basketball team to its 10th consecutive win Tuesday night, as the Bulldogs ran away from Stockdale 57-40 to stay unbeaten in District 27-3A.
The win lifts Marion’s district record to 8-0, and the team’s overall mark to 20-6.
Jackson Allen scored 11 points to lead three Bulldogs in double figures, and he also contributed eight rebounds and two steals. Creet Rabenaldt and Tyler Bridges added 10 points apiece, with Rabenaldt grabbing two steals and dishing out three assists. Bridges hit two threes, as did Brevin Wilson, who finished with six points.
Jacob Wallace corralled a team-high 12 rebounds to go with eight points. Jacob Berry and Zach Goodwin chipped in with six points and two steals apiece.
Marion held Stockdale to 34 percent shooting overall, and just 17 percent (3-18) from three-point range. The Bulldogs led 14-12 after the first quarter, 29-20 at halftime, and 44-31 heading into the fourth period.
Marion looks to add to the win streak and keep its district record unblemished Friday evening with a 7:30 road game in Yoakum.
Marion girls climb TGCA rankings, notch home win over Stockdale
(Marion) – The Marion girls basketball team shot up to No. 13 in the Texas Girls Coaches Association’s latest 3A state rankings, and the Bulldogs followed that recognition with 57-44 home win over Stockdale on Tuesday in District 27-3A.
The win keeps Marion atop the 27-3A standings with a 9-1 district record and moves the team’s overall mark to 20-10.
Madelyn Abrameit, Brianna Randle, and Samantha Hopper scored 14 points apiece to lead the Bulldogs offensively. Abrameit collected four steals, while Hopper contributed six rebounds and three steals.
Lizzie Abrameit turned in a solid all-around performance with six points, nine rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Madison Batey grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds to go with six points and three steals. Becca Svochak added two points, and Jissell Aguilar drained a free throw.
Marion led 11-6 at the end of the first quarter, and 23-18 at halftime. The Bulldogs erupted for a 24-10 run in the third period to take a 19-point cushion into the fourth and essentially put the game away.
Marion hits the road on Friday for a 6:15 road game in Yoakum.