The Marceline boys' basketball team dropped its season opener on Tuesday night to Slater in the opening round of the Glasgow Tournament.
Slater put on an offensive display in the first half, leading the Tigers 51-26 at halftime and, despite a strong second-half surge from Marceline, eventually won 83-82.
Marceline outscored Slater 29-7 in the fourth quarter.
Luke Ablen and Wyatt Molloy both posted 10 points for the Tigers. Ablen added a pair of rebounds, and Molloy had a pair of assists. Carlos Valdez finished with three rebounds.
The Tigers will play again in Glasgow on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. against the loser of Cairo and New Franklin.