BMC Girls, Marceline Boys to Try For Third

The Tiger Hoops Classic continued over the last two nights at Tiger Fieldhouse in Marceline, with the Bucklin/Macon County and Marceline teams all four seeing action.  The Raiders wrapped up Round One, while the other three teams played in the Semifinals.

The Raiders took on Brunswick in the first round, winning 58-48 to advance to the Semifinals tonight against top-seeded Glasgow.  Dane Robertson scored 13 points, Cyrus hanson had four, River Wright had one, Dakota Peterson had three, Daniel Hernandez had 11, Damon Porter had 10, Brady Duncan had three, and Dillan Nolte had 13.

Last night, the Bucklin/Macon County Lady Raiders took on the hosting Marceline Lady Tigers in semifinal action.  BMC struck first in the opening quarter, with a bucket from Kelsey Almond.  Marceline responded with a 6-0 run with baskets coming from Molly Shoop and a pair of three’s from Sydnee Brooks.  The run ended with a basket from Bailey Ratliff.  A second run, this time of 9-0 from Marceline would help put the game firmly under control for the Lady Tigers.  Scores on this run came from Shoop and Morgan McCormick.  This run was ended with a basket from Savannah Jochem for the Lady Raiders.  That bucket, combined with a basket from Caley Jackson would make a small run for BMC.  After one quarter, Marceline led this game 24-8.
The teams traded buckets to open the second frame, with Sydnee scoring for Marceline and Rachel Akins scoring for BMC.  The Lady Tigers would again outscore the Lady Raiders 19-9 in the second quarter, and led at the half 43-17.
Marceline would continue to extend their lead in the second half, and would win this game with a mercy clock victory by a final score of 67-30.  Both teams would see their benches cleared as each player got time on the floor.

In the final game last night, the Marceline Tigers played visitors on their own court to second-seeded Bevier.  The Tigers opened the game on a 4-0 run with baskets from Dan Corbin and Makenzie Fessler.  Bevier responded with a 9-0 run to end the first frame.  After one quarter, Marceline trailed 9-6 with a late hoop from Blake Linebaugh ending the run.
Bevier opened scoring in the second quarter, but a 4-0 run by Marceline would respond well.  Buckets came from Linebaugh and Frankie Herring, and closed the game to within a point.  A 6-0 run by Bevier would again put some distance between the teams.  But a 5-0 run to end the half would put the Tigers back in the game.  Points on this run came from Corbin, Herring and Fessler.  At the half, Marceline trailed 17-15.
The teams again exchanged buckets to open the third quarter.  A run in the third quarter from Bevier would put the Tigers in a 10-point hole.  But Marceline battled back with a run of their own, measuring 8-0 to end the frame on another high note.  After three quarters, the Tigers trailed 37-35.
In the final frame, Marceline would not quit, but missed opportunities under the basket and on the offensive end of the floor in general would come back to haunt them.  The Tigers lost this game by a final score of 48-41.