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Tuesday, March 28, 2017
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Marion High School - Marion, Iowa

Kennedy girls fall; Lions, Warriors climb

The Cedar Rapids Kennedy girls basketball team dropped from No. 1 all the way down to No. 6 in the new Class 5A rankings Thursday by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union.

Kennedy (15-2) lost last week to Cedar Falls, which used the victory to jump from 10th to fourth in the rankings. Ankeny Centennial is the top-ranked team in Class 5A this week.

The Linn-Mar Lions (12-4) jumped from 13th to 10th in the Class 5A rankings. The Washington Warriors (11-6) claimed the 15th and final spot in the poll.

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Marion boys fall flat to Bobcats

The Marion boys basketball team couldn’t get rolling on offense and fell to Benton Community, 56-36, in a Wamac Conference game Tuesday at Marion.

The Indians (6-9) trailed 36-16 at halftime. Chase Zielke led Marion with eight points.

The Bobcats (11-5) made 11 3-point goals.

BENTON COMMUNITY (56): Touro 6 0-0 15, Steinford 0 0-0 0, Kraus 1 0-0 2, Hartl 0 1-2 1, Korsmo 0 0-0 0, Schroeder 1 2-3 4, Eggert 4 0-0 11, Semelroth 3 0-2 7, Cooper 5 0-0 14, Michael 0 0-0 0, Rawson 0 0-0 0, Dawson 0 0-0 0, Jones 0 0-0 0, Benson 1 0-0 2. Totals 21 3-7 56.

MARION (36): Fish 0 0-0 0, Zielke 3 0-0 8, Holt 0 0-0 0, Walter 3 1-1 7, Hahn 0 0-0 0, Manderscheid 2 0-0 5, Whalen 1 0-0 2, Pflughaupt 2 0-0 5, Chris Mohwinkle 2 0-0 4, Clayton Mohwinkle 0 1-2 1, Carstensen 0 0-0 0, Wade 0 0-0 0, Wiese 1 2-3 4, Kuethe 0 0-0 0, Hansen 0 0-0 0. Totals 14 4-6 36.

Halftime – Benton Community 36, Marion 16. 3-point goals – Benton Communiy 11 (Cooper 4, Touro 3, Eggert 3, Semelroth), Marion 4 (Zielke 2, Manderscheid, Pflughaupt).

 

Rice paces No. 7 Indians by Benton

VAN HORNE – Chloe Rice scored 16 points as the seventh-ranked Marion girls basketball team pounded Benton Community, 60-32, in a Wamac Conference game Tuesday.

Mia Laube added 13 points for the Indians (12-4).

The Bobcats fell to 9-8.

MARION (60): Redmond 0 1-2 1, Rice 5 5-5 16, Smith 3 0-1 8, Wright 1 2-2 4, Cannoy 0 0-0 0, Dunne 1 0- 0 3, Laube 5 2-2 13, Willette 3 0-0 7, Herold 1 1-2 4, Sade 0 1-2 1, Jordan 1 0-0 3. Totals 20 12-16 60.

BENTON COMMUNITY (32): Halvik 0 0-0 0, Slouha 1 0-0 2, Maschino 0 0-0 0, VanWeelden 3 0-0 7, Lyons 1 0-0 2, Miner 2 0-0 6, Schmidt 0 0-0 0, Wiebel 2 3-4 8, Brunssen 0 0-0 0, McWhorter 1 2-4 4, Heilman 1 1-2 3. Totals 11 6-10 32.

Halftime – Marion 34, Benton Community 20. 3-point goals – Marion 8 (Smith 2, Rice, Dunne, Laube, Willette, Herold, Jordan), Benton Community 4 (Miner 2, VanWheelden, Wiebel).

   

Rice wins Metro Spotlight Award

Chloe Rice of Marion is the winner of the Metro Spotlight Award this week for high school girls, the Metro Sports Report announced Sunday.

Rice, a 5-foot-10 sophomore, is a key member of the Marion basketball team that is ranked No. 7 in Class 4A with an 11-4 record.

Rice, a lanky point guard, is averaging 15.1 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.7 steals for the Indians. She ranks third in the Wamac Conference West Division in scoring, third in steals and fifth in assists.

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Conways, Clifton lead Marion grapplers

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - The Marion Indians finished eighth out of 24 teams at the Blue Valley Northwest wrestling tournament Saturday in Overland Park, Kan.

Colin Conway finished second at 152 pounds to lead the Indians.

Caleb Conway placed third at 145 pounds and Trey Clifton finished third at 138 pounds.

Manhattan (Kan.) won the tournament with 261.5 points. Marion scored 129.5 points.

   
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