|
|
|
Linn County Leader - Brookfield, MO
  • Marceline Ends Losing Streaks

  • The Marceline High School basketball teams came back off of their Holiday breaks a few days before school started to take on Schuyler County in non-Conference action. Both the Tigers and Lady Tigers ended their losing streaks on Friday night at Tiger Fieldhouse.
    • email print
  • »  RELATED CONTENT
  • The Marceline High School basketball teams came back off of their Holiday breaks a few days before school started to take on Schuyler County in non-Conference action.  Both the Tigers and Lady Tigers ended their losing streaks on Friday night at Tiger Fieldhouse.
    The evening started with the Lady Tigers, who came out a little flat.  The teams exchanged buckets to start the game, thanks to a hoop from Molly Shoop.  Marceline allowed a 4-0 Lady Rams run, that ended with a pair of free throws from Morgan McCormick.  A second 4-0 Schuyler run would end off of a hoop by Sydnee Brooks.  After one quarter, though, the Lady Tigers trailed 14-9.
    A pair of buckets by McCormick started the Marceline girls off on a 4-0 run in the second quarter.  Schuyler responded with a 6-0 run to retake the lead.  Marceline ended the run with a three-pointer from Sydnee, and a bucket from McCormick to take the lead.  Another late 9-0 run from the Lady Tigers, sparked by Sydnee and McCormick would grow their lead to five at the break.  At the half, Marceline led 29-24.
    The teams opened the second half by exchanging baskets.  But it would prove to be the quarter that made the difference for Marceline, as buckets came from Shoop, McCormick, Sydnee, and Elaine Ewigman to give Marceline the lead back in this game.  Marceline led 41-36 after three quarters were in the books.
    The final frame went by with the Lady Tigers growing their lead to double-digits.  A number of steals and hoops from Shoop would aid the team in this effort.  In the end, Marceline ended their three-game losing streak with a 60-46 win over Schuyler County.
    In the nightcap, the Tigers were finally back at full strength, regaining the services of Dan Corbin and Frankie Herring off of injuries.  Corbin had not been with the team all season, and Herring had missed the Brookfield game.
    Schuyler struck first, but a 5-0 run by the Tigers, sparked by Makenzie Fessler would respond.  The teams would exchange buckets, and Schuyler would come back to tie the game with a run.  But standout play in the quarter by Corbin and Daniel Haas would prove to make a difference.  After one quarter, the Tigers led 18-15.
    Blake Linebaugh would score to start the second frame for the Tigers.  Schuyler would respond, but a 7-0 Marceline run would extend the Tigers existing lead.  Points on this run came from Fessler, Linebaugh, Haas and Corbin.  Another late 4-0 Marceline run, with buckets from Corbin and Herring would keep the Tigers lead safe.  At halftime, the Tigers led 33-21.
    Marceline came out on fire in the third quarter with a 9-0 run to really put the game out of reach.  Scores on this run came from Haas, Corbin and Herring.  With a young team and a big lead, the Tigers subbed in some of the bench players to get some time on the court.  Jared Best would make an impact on both ends of the floor for Marceline in the end of the frame.  After three quarters, Marceline was in control 48-28.
    Page 2 of 2 - A 6-0 run for Marceline, sparked by Corbin and Shane Weimer would start the final quarter of action.  Weimer and Isaac Smith would score for the Tigers, while Cory Hilsabeck and Bryce Jobson would make a defensive impact.  Schuyler made a late run, but Marceline held on to get their first win of the season 58-45.
      • calendar