The Marceline boys' basketball team dominated Schuyler County on the road on Friday night in a game that became running-clock for a majority of the fourth quarter.
With the 68-40 victory, the Tigers improve to 5-7 overall and 1-2 in Lewis & Clark conference play. Schuyler County falls to 2-9.
Marceline led 15-9 by the end of the first quarter, and extended their lead to 34-19 by the time the two teams returned to the locker room for the intermission.
Lance Gladbach propelled his side to the early advantage, draining four three-pointers in the first half, including three in the second quarter.
"We came out and competed from the start," Gladbach said. "We've been working in practice to avoid foul trouble, and I think that's really helped. I feel like if we keep our energy up and keep boxing out, we'll be pretty tough moving forward."
Levi Terrell was the man of the hour, particularly in the second half. Terrell finished with a career-high 35 points, with 22 of them coming in the latter sixteen minutes of play. Terrell converted nine of his 10 free-throw attempts.
The rest of the Tigers combined to shoot a single free throw.
Gladbach's 14 points was good for runner-up, and Trey Davis finished with seven.
Schuyler County's Cody Miller finished with 15, and Riley Veatch was also in double-figures in scoring with 11.
"There were a lot of things I liked in the first half, but we were too timid in the first few minutes," Marceline coach Paul Stevens said. "We got it going, started it defensively, and held them to 19 points at halftime. That's for sure a positive. We got our offense going because of our defense. We had quick hands and used our team speed in transition. The conference is up for grabs, and our kids know that."