Slow start dooms Marion Eagles against Mason County, 55-22

January 10, 2019

by Ben Murphy
Sports Writer

Marion couldn’t find its offensive touch in its first game back after the new year Friday night. The Eagles, hosting Mason County Eastern in a Western Michigan ‘D’ boys basketball game, 55-22.

Marion came out of the gates slow, trailing 11-2 after one. That lead grew to 25-12 by the half.

“The first half actually had us getting good looks, but the shots weren’t falling,” head coach Steve Cooper said. “Mason County Eastern got a lot of second chance opportunities on the offensive glass. In the second half, they were able to turn us over in a half-court trap that we didn’t handle well. We look to rebound this week.”

Brandon Stuart had 11 points and Ryder Hall netted six.

Marion (1-7 overall, 0-7 WMD) hosts Mesick tonight (Friday), hosts McBain Northern Michigan Christian on Monday and heads to Big Rapids Crossroads Friday.

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