After a 7-7 first quarter in La Plata on Tuesday night, the Marceline girls' basketball team used a dominant second period to run away with the game and advance to 3-4 on Friday night.
The 49-28 victory was keyed largely by Marceline going for 17 points in the second quarter, all without allowing a single point.
"We picked it up in the second quarter," Marceline coach Jordan Beck said. "Scoring only seven points in the first quarter, we've got to put that behind us and put up some points earlier. We've got to come out and act like we want to get big points every game, and hopefully after our Christmas break, it'll pick up."
The Tigers were again held to under 10 points in the third quarter, scoring just two buckets, before going back off for 20 in the fourth.
Marceline sophomore guard Kenzie Stahl led all scorers with 17 points, and Jaylea Bixenman had 10. Maycee Edgar had eight.
Summer Wood led the Bulldogs with 13 points.
After dropping a pair at home, Stahl said it was good to get a commanding road victory.
"We knew that we needed to get a win, and we knew we could get it tonight," Stahl said. "Coach told us to come in here and beat them on their home court, and that's what we did. Mainly, we won with our defense, getting turnovers and finishing layups."
In the past few weeks, Marceline has added a game to its schedule by picking up a matchup against Chillicothe in Trenton in North Central Missouri College's Holiday Hoops event. The Tigers will play December 29 at 7:30.