Marathon varsity boys basketball wins; girls lose vs. Odessa-Montour

Last night, the Marathon varsity boys and girls basketball teams played against Odessa-Montour. Here are the recaps to both games:

Marathon Boys Basketball vs. Odessa-Montour

(Photo provided by Dionne DePuy)

Last night, the Marathon varsity boys basketball team defeated Odessa-Montour 68-48 at home. 

The Marathon Olympians came out of the gate running and never looked back. They scored a season high 46 points in the first half. 

Going into the second half, Marathon was up 46-22. 

Seniors Andrew Tillototson and Diego Castellot led the Olympians, scoring 19 points each. 

“Every starter on the team this year has led us in scoring,” stated Marathon Head Coach Jim Holland. “Getting 38 points from last year's first team IAC all stars (Castellot and TIllotson) is a tribute to the unselfish nature of the team combined with their individual skills as players.”  

The Olympians (10-2) are on the road for the next two weeks. They play at Spencer Van Etten Central on Friday, January 24th at 7:30 pm.

Marathon Girls Basketball vs. Odessa-Montour

(Photo from Cortland Voice photo archives).

The Marathon varsity girls basketball team lost 34-54, as they traveled to Odessa-Montour for an IAC small school match-up last night. 

Odessa-Montour scored 21 points in the first quarter. The Marathon Lady Olympians would counter with 14 points that quarter, with Brooke Tillotson scoring for 9 of those.

Tillotson ended the game with 13 points, while Kristi Walley scored 6. 

“We held their regular scorers in check, and they had other players step up. That’s just part of the game,“ stated Marathon Head Coach Andrew Pierce.

Odessa-Montour would continue to extend their lead to 18-31 at the half.    

Marathon would keep pace with Odessa-Montour, as each team connected on 14 two point field goals on the night. Odessa-Montour got more value from the three point range connecting on four.    

Odessa-Montour made both more 3's and free throws. Odessa-Montour made 14 of their attempted 20 free throws, while the Lady Olympians made 3 of 8 attempts.  

“They (Odessa-Montour) had 4 players in double figures, they got to the line 20 times, and played great defense,” stated Coach Pierce. “Tough to beat a team when they are firing on all pistons.”

Up next, the Lady Olympians (6-6) will host Spencer Van Etten Central on Friday, January 24th at 7 pm.