Last night, the Marathon varsity girls basketball team suffered a tough 39-60 loss against Section III Class B school, Vernon Verona Sherrill (VVS).
It was a rough start for the Marathon Olympians, as they trailed by 16 at the end of the first quarter. VVS hit five of their six 3-pointers in the first half.
In the second half, the Lady Olympians started to slowly come back from the deficit, as they outscored VVS 12-7 in the third quarter. VVS was able to close the game in the fourth quarter, resulting in a Marathon loss.
“We traded baskets with them too much,” said Marathon Head Coach Andrew Pierce. “We ran into a better team. Defensively, in the third quarter, we did some things well.”
VVS junior Morgan Brewer led her team with 18 points (she made three out of VVS’s six 3-pointers).
Up next, the Lady Olympians will be playing in the Section IV Class D Tournament. Dates and match-ups will be announced soon.
Here is a highlight video of last night's game: