Marathon varsity boys basketball defeats Union Springs on the road

(Photo provided by Dionne DePuy).

The Marathon varsity boys basketball team got a 60-55 win over Union Springs on the road last night, as they improved to a 13-2 record.

It was another slow start for the Marathon Olympians, as Union Springs came out scoring quickly and often. At the end of the opening quarter, the Olympians were down 11-19. 

Marathon’s offense reached its stride in the second quarter, as the Olympians connected on four 3-pointers to take a 31-24 lead into the half.  

The start of the second half was a hard battle between the two IAC foes, as the Olympians were able to hold off a late fourth quarter push from Union Springs to close out the game.

Jose Reyes scored 9 of his 13 points in the fourth, but it was not enough to topple the Olympians.  

Kenyon Depuy went 6 of 8 from the foul line in the closing minutes to seal the win. 

Marathon senior Diego Castellot led the Olympians with 19 points. DePuy had 15, while Andrew Tillotson had 13.   

“Defense was the key again for us tonight,” stated Marathon Head Coach Jim Holland. “It was just one of those nights where we missed layups and open shots. I thought Braeden Morrison did a great job playing valuable minutes, after Conor Holland left the game early in the third with an ankle injury. Union Springs played aggressively and really tested us.” 

Up next, the Olympians will host Southern Cayuga on Tuesday, February 4th at 7pm.