Marathon varsity girls basketball team takes down Candor at home

Marathon Girls Basketball

(Photo from Cortland Voice photo archives).

The Marathon varsity girls basketball team continued their winning ways last night, as they defeated Candor (61-46) at home. The Lady Olympians are now 4-1 in their league and 6-3 overall.

Marathon would come out sharing the ball on the offensive end, as they took a 16-11 lead in the opening quarter. 

“We are more balanced in our attack this year,” said Marathon Head Coach Andrew Pierce. “Sharing the ball is something we focus on and it paid off for us tonight.”

The second quarter saw more of the same great ball movement from Marathon. 

“Candor played a 1-2-2 defense in the first half, and I knew what we were going to run against in the second half, but I didn’t want to tip my hand too soon,” said Coach Pierce. “I asked the girls to make adjustments at halftime and they delivered.” 

Marathon would shut Candor down in the third quarter, allowing only five points. 

“Everyone contributed. Whether they scored, played great defense, got rebounds or cheered from the bench,“ Coach Pierce stated. 

Marathon guard Brooke Tillotson ended the game with 19 points. She is averaging 21 points, 10 rebounds, six steals, and three assists through her first nine games as a sophomore.

Kristi Walley finished with 15 points. Eighth grader Abby Ensign and senior Molly Merihew would each score nine points on the night. 

Up next, the Lady Olympians will be going against Newfield on the road on Friday, January 10th at 7 p.m.