Marathon varsity girls basketball loses tough game to Union Springs

(Photo from Cortland Voice photo archives).

The Marathon varsity girls basketball team lost 46-57 after a hard fought battle against Union Springs. 

The first quarter was a back and forth affair, with each team coming out connecting on two three pointers as part of their attack. Union Springs would hold on to a 12-14 lead at the end of the opening quarter. 

In the second quarter, Marathon’s defense was able to cut Union Springs’ first quarter output in half, holding them to seven points. The Olympians would  score 11 in the quarter to take a 23-21 lead into halftime.

“We had a great crowd at the game last night, and the girls fed off their energy and played with intensity,” stated Marathon Head Coach Andrew Pierce. “It was a fun game to coach.”

In the second half, Union Springs would get hot from behind the arc, with Renee Park connecting on 2 of her 4 three pointers in the third quarter. Park finished the game with 20 points. 

It was a five point game at the end of the third, with Union Springs leading 39-34. 

“We hung tough with them,” said Coach Pierce. “They moved the ball extremely well, and when they got open looks, they made them count.”

Marathon Sophomore Brooke Tillotson led all scorers with 22 points on the night, while Kristi Walley had eight.

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