Marion winning streak, perfect district mark survive Schulenburg road trip
(Schulenburg) – The Marion boys basketball team received a tough test on the road from Schulenburg Tuesday evening, but the Bulldogs ultimately pushed their winning streak to 14 games and their District 27-3A record to 12-0 with a 53-46 win.
The Shorthorns led 23-20 at halftime, but Marion used an 18-13 scoring edge to take a two-point lead, 38-36, into the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs managed to win the final period 15-10 to notch the seven-point win.
Jacob Wallace turned in a brilliant all-around performance to spark Marion, notching team-high totals with 23 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and four steals. Wallace connected on 10 of his 16 field goal attempts.
Jackson Allen also reached double figures with 10 points and chipped in on the boards with six rebounds. Brevin Wilson added nine points, Zach Goodwin seven, Creet Rabenaldt and Tyler Bridges two apiece.
Marion (24-6) leads Randolph (11-1 dist.) by one game in the 27-3A standings with two left on the schedule, and the Bulldogs can clinch the outright district championship with a road win over the Ro-Hawks on Friday. The opening tip in Universal City is slated for 7:30 p.m. as the second game of a girls-boys doubleheader.
District champion Bulldogs fall to Shorthorns in regular season finale
(Schulenburg) – With the District 27-3A championship and top playoff seed already secured going into Tuesday night, the Marion girls basketball team suffered an inconsequential 44-39 road loss in Schulenburg to conclude the regular season.
The Bulldogs trailed 12-8 after the first quarter and 18-17 at halftime. The game was tied at 29-all after the third period, but the Shorthorns edged Marion 15-10 in the fourth quarter to record the five-point win.
Brianna Randle led the Bulldogs in scoring with 17 points. Madelyn Abrameit and Samantha Hopper added nine points and six rebounds apiece, with Abrameit dishing out three assists. Lizzie Abrameit and Madison Batey shared the team rebounding lead with eight boards each.
After finishing 12-2 in district play, Marion takes a 23-11 record into the UIL playoffs. The Bulldogs’ first-round details had yet to be announced at press time.