Marlow basketball begins postseason play
The Marlow Lady Outlaws won the district title and the Outlaws finished as runner-up at Purcell last Friday.
The games were originally scheduled to be played in Marlow, but because of Marlow hosting a wrestling regional, it was moved to Purcell.
Both teams head to the Class 3A Area III Regional Tournament at Class B’s North Rock Creek School north of Shawnee. The Lady Outlaws will take on Beggs (13-9), which upset Kiefer (19-5) at their district tournament by 20 points. The game will be played today (Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. The Outlaws will take on Kiefer (13-9), which nearly upset seventh-ranked Beggs, losing by a 73-71 score. That game will be played today (Thursday) at 3 p.m.
Lady Outlaws 59,
Lady Dragons 35
After a sluggish first half against Purcell, which came into the game having only won three games all season, the Lady Outlaws got their game in gear in the second half to pull away for the win.
Marlow trailed in the early going before closing out the first quarter on an 8-0 run to take an 11-7 lead into the second quarter.
The Lady Outlaws (17-6) led throughout the second quarter, but Purcell (3-19) kept it close with Marlow holding a 21-18 halftime lead.
MHS found its offense in the third quarter. The Lady Outlaws went the entire first half without a made three-point attempt. That changed in the third quarter. Mia Meshell knocked down two and added an old-fashioned three-point play in the quarter to score half of her team’s point in the quarter.
Meshell would go on to finish with a career-high 19 points to lead Marlow.
Marlow kept up the pressure in the fourth quarter, outscoring the home team, 20-8 to pull away for the win.
Marlow: Mia Meshell, 19; Lauren Wade, 11; Macey Bateman, 9; Jenna Wade, 9; Judeah Valenzuela, 9
Purcell: Alicia Baker, 23; Hannah Buchanan, 5; Anoli Billy, 3; Jaden Avila, 2; Jacie Carr, 2
The Dragons (16-8) led from start to finish, but it was the second quarter that proved to be the most crucial. After trailing 18-10 at the end of the first quarter, Marlow could muster just two points in the second quarter and found themselves down 29-12 at the half.
Marlow (7-16) played better offensively in the second half but was never able to get the lead back under double digits.
Marlow: Cameron Freeman, 12; J.P. Forsythe, 5; Kolby Ladwig, 4; Junior Marroquin, 3; Trevan Stewart, 3; Sam Ivory, 3; Jace Gilbert, 3; Nate Herchock, 2; Brandon Maldonado, 1
Purcell: Garrett Galyean, 15; Gavin Nation, 9; Mojo Browning, 7; Kody Kroth, 6; Nate Willis, 5; Jake Berrey, 4; Kyle Ginn, 3; Reece Milner, 1; Andre Garcia, 1
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