The Marathon Olympians defeated Odessa Montour Central (OMC) on the road Friday night with a score of 58-50.
It was a back and forth battle with Marathon taking a 2 point lead at the end of the half. The Olympians then made some adjustments in the second half to ultimately win the game.
“We definitely have to work on our ball defense, and covering post play,” said Marathon Head Coach Jim Holland. “I think what worked better is that we switched up to a double horn set in the second half.”
“Much better aggression in the fourth quarter too,” added Coach Holland. “I thought we kind of got on a little roll there for two to three minutes, and that 10 point lead gave us a little breather.”
With this win, the Olympians now hold a 3-6 record, and have qualified for the sectional tournament according to Coach Holland.
Marathon was led by Conor Holland (42 points), Braydin Drake (8 points), Braeden Morrison (6 points), and Drew Rozewski (2 points).
OMC was led by Cayden Confer (16 points) and Keith June (11 points).
Conor Holland’s 42 point game for Marathon was a career high. Conor said that he wanted to dedicate his performance to his mother. It was Mrs. Holland’s birthday and she attended the game to cheer on her son.
“The things he has been working on have started to show up for him (Conor Holland),” said Coach Holland. “He is a weapon that can do some things that are tough to guard. His teammates get him the ball where he needs it a lot of times, and the screens they set for him are absolutely great.”
Here is a score breakdown of last night’s game:
Up next, the Olympians are scheduled to host Groton on Tuesday (January 18th) at 7:30pm.