Marion basketball: Tuesday recaps
Posted on 1/10/2018 8:38:00 AM.
Abrameit joins Randle in 1,000-point club, Marion girls rout Mustangs
(Nixon) – Tuesday night, Marion point guard Madelyn Abrameit joined fellow senior Brianna Randle as the second Bulldog this season to pass the 1,000-point milestone in her varsity basketball career.

Abrameit’s 19 points sparked the Bulldogs to 57-20 road blowout of Nixon-Smiley in District 27-3A, lifting Marion to a 5-1 district record and a 16-6 overall mark.

Randle, who scored her 1,000th career point during the Fredericksburg Tournament in December, added 14 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists to the Marion cause against the Mustangs.

Samantha Hopper chipped in with 13 points. She and Madison Batey each collected eight rebounds and five steals. Batey scored five points, Becca Svochak totaled four points and five steals, and Lizzie Abrameit recorded two points and five rebounds.

Marion led 11-4 at the end of the first quarter, 29-9 at halftime, and 43-12 heading into the fourth quarter.

The Bulldogs are part of a three-way tie for first place in District 27-3A with Yoakum and Schulenburg, both of whom also have 5-1 district records. Hallettsville, the team that handed Marion its only district loss, is in fourth place at 4-2.

Marion looks to gain a leg up on Schulenburg in the standings this Friday when the teams square off in Marion at 6:15 p.m. The Shorthorns, 22-6 overall, are ranked 10th in the TGCA’s latest 3A state poll.

Marion boys handle Nixon-Smiley in fourth straight district win
(Nixon) – The Marion boys basketball team’s District 27-3A record remains untarnished after 55-46 road win over Nixon-Smiley on Tuesday.

The win moved the Bulldogs to 4-0 in district play, 16-6 overall.

Jacob Wallace turned in a brilliant all-around performance, topping Marion in virtually every statistical category with 17 points, eight rebounds, four steals, three assists, and three blocks.

Jackson Allen also reached double figures with 14 points. Zach Goodwin contributed nine on 3-6 shooting from three-point range. Creet Rabenaldt finished with eight points, Tyler Bridges four, and Jacob Berry three.

Marion trailed 12-10 at the end of the first quarter, but had the game knotted up at 22-22 by halftime. The Bulldogs edged the Mustangs 19-16 in the third period and won the fourth quarter to 14-8 to pull away for the nine-point win.

Marion seeks its fifth straight district win Friday when Schulenburg visits the Bulldogs at 7:30 p.m.

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