Friday night was a completely different story from the night before, as the Marathon Olympians took on Moravia for the second night in a row.
After a hard double-overtime loss on the previous night, the Olympians came out strong to defeat Moravia 57-44 at home.
Marathon began playing well with four of its starters scoring in the first quarter. With solid defense and a more complete team offense, the Olympians were able to open with a (16-7) lead. Braeden Morrison added 10 points in the second quarter to lead the Olympians into halftime with a 23 point lead over the Blue Devils (37-14).
Marathon expanded its lead to 30 points in the third quarter, but then seemed to take their foot off the gas. This allowed Moravia to pull within 12 points in the fourth quarter, but Marathon’s lead was too large to overcome.
Marathon’s Conor Holland had a team high of 16 points followed by 14 points from Morrison and 12 from Nate Walker.
“I felt that Marathon played well coming off a back to back,” said Marathon Head Coach Jim Holland. “It is hard on young kids to be on the road late the night before and compete at a high level the next evening. My kids were exhausted from the double overtime game the night before. A major positive was getting three 3-pointers from Joe Hulbert who was held scoreless in the first matchup.”
Up next, Marathon (1-1) will be taking on Whitney Point at home on Tuesday, February 16th at 5:30pm.