The Marceline Lady Tigers have secured first place in the Lewis and Clark Conference with a huge overtime win on the road at Paris last Friday night. The two Marceline teams swept the contests on this night, but in very different fashion.
In the girls game, the Lady Tigers took Paris to overtime and won the game 58-54. The Marceline girls celebrated on that foreign court, earning their first Lewis and Clark Conference basketball title in many years.
Molly Shoop had one point, three boards, two assists and a steal. Sydnee Brooks had six points, two boards, one assist and two steals. Morgan McCormick had four points, 10 boards and three steals. Kendra Gladbach had 39 points, six boards, two assists and eight steals. Kelsey Gardner had two points, four boards and three assists. Madison McCormick had six points, 11 boards, three assists and one steal.
“This was a game of true character,” said Head Coach Kent O’Laughlin. “It was an extremely rough game, where we dug ourselves a big hole at halftime. The girls came out in the third quarter with a new, determined attitude and just started clawing back.”
Coach O’Laughlin continued: “This was another game where our bench stepped up to fill the absence of our starting point guard. There were a lot of big plays by all of the girls in the game. It was a great team effort to fight back and get the win in overtime. I am very proud of this group of young ladies.”
In the nightcap, the Tigers took care of business, blowing out the Coyotes 60-26. Daniel Haas had four points, two assists and three steals. Trevor Hamilton had one board. Blake Linebaugh had four points, two assists and three steals. Daniel Corbin had three points, two boards and three steals. Chase Hilsabeck had 11 points, three boards, four assists and two steals. Frankie Herring had four points, two boards, one assist and two steals. Brett McGlothlin had 17 points, eight boards, five assists and seven steals. Isaac Smith had a board. Brennen Floray had 17 points, seven boards and two steals.
“The boys came out and took control of the game early and never looked back,” said Coach O’Laughlin. “We want to do our best to tie some wins together heading into District‘s. We need to win Tuesday at Westran to finish with a winning Conference record.”