Last night, the Marathon varsity boys basketball team fell 42-71 against Seton Catholic in the first round of this year’s STOP-DWI Winter Classic tournament.
Marathon started out playing great team basketball with all five starters scoring to end the first quarter being down by only one basket (19-21).
In the second quarter, Seton Catholic's Brett Rumple scored 10-points and was unstoppable getting to the hoop. The Olympians on the other hand, began to struggle in making baskets after only scoring a total of four points in the quarter.
Seton Catholic ended the first half with a comfortable 23-point lead (23-46) over the Olympians.
"We really struggled with making baskets," stated Marathon head coach Jim Holland. "Seton played solid man-to-man defense and took us out of the game."
Coming into the second half, Marathon was unable to overcome the deficit as their shooting struggles continued. The Olympians were only able to score a total of 19-points in the second half.
Even with a loss, it was still a great night for Marathon fans. As senior guard and captain, Diego Castellot reached the 1,000 career points mark at last night's game, after scoring a total of 12-points. Catellot is now Marathon’s fourth player to ever reach 1,000 career points.
"A thousand points to me is a great milestone and something I have always hoped I would reach," said Castellot. "I am grateful to have had great teammates along the way because I wouldn't have been able to achieve this without them. This is a great accomplishment, but we have much more ahead of us as the season goes on."
The Olympians will be traveling back to Seton Catholic tonight to participate in the tournament's consolation game against Windsor Central. The game is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m.
However, Marathon's next home game will take place on Tuesday, December 10th, as the Olympians go head-to-head against Union Springs. The game is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.
Here are some more photos of last night's game (all photos are provided by Dionne DePuy):