Arcanum's Hailey Unger drains one of her four 3-pointers to lead the Lady Trojans and all scores with a game high 23-points at Marion Local. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Arcanum falls to Lady Flyers

Arcanum Lady Trojans play well in non-conference matchup at Marion Local

MARIA STEIN – The Arcanum Lady Trojans dropped a 60-52 non-conference basketball game to the Marion Local Lady Flyers in Tuesday night action.

“That is a great ball team,” said Arcanum coach, Abbey Moore. “Marion Local plays tough, plays physical and that is just the kind of ballgame we need coming into tournament time. I felt like we worked our tails off.”

The Lady Flyers took the opening quarter 11-7 with Taylor Gray scoring 5-points and Hailey Unger getting 2-points on the opening period board.

Period No. 2 had Marion Local 1-point better, 12-11 sending the teams to the break with the Lady Flyers up 23-18. Unger paced Arcanum with 9-points including a trey and 4-4 at the charity stripe. Gray added 2-points for the Lady Trojans.

“I felt like we did a good job on our game plan defensively,” Moore noted.

Marion Local pushed its lead to 43-34 after three quarters of action with Unger hitting for 9-points including the 3-pointer and Gray good for 7-points including 3-3 at the line.

“We have some things we have to fix,” Moore said. “I felt like we did a good job of overcoming some adversity, making runs to come back but we just couldn’t make that little extra run.”

Arcanum was 1-point better in the final period taking the quarter 18-17 led by Unger’s 12 points including two triples. Madelyn Fearon got on the board with 4-points and Gray added a basket.

“Hailey had some growth tonight in those tough situations,” Moore stated. “She wasn’t forcing it, let the offense work and that got her some good looks. In the past I felt like in those big games we made other decisions and tried to force some things.”

“That is a great growing point for her being patient and trusting the offense because that worked for her tonight – attacking, getting to the hole, getting to the free throw line,” added Coach Moore. “That’s a strength especially when teams are up in your face.”

Unger led Arcanum and all scorers with a game high 32-points. Gray finished the night with 16-points for the Lady Trojans.

BOXSCORE

MARION LOCAL 60, ARCANUM 52

MARION LOCAL – S. Hoelscher 14, L. Koenig 13, C. Ronnebaum 12, M. Winner 8, C. DeMange 7, S. Huelsman 6 – TOTALS 18 15-25 3 60

ARCANUM – H. Unger 32, T. Gray 16, M Fearon 4 – TOTALS 15 10-16 4 52

3-POINTERS

Marion Local 3 (C. DeMange 1, C. Hoelscher 1, C. Ronnebaum 1)

Arcanum 4 (H. Unger 4)

SCORE by QUARTERS

11-12-20-17 60 Marion Local

07-11-16-18 52 Arcanum

Taylor Gray scores for Arcanum in the Lady Trojans non-conference game at Marion Local. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Madelyn Fearon looks for an opening in Arcanum's Tuesday night game at Marion Local. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Arcanum Lady Trojans' Ellie Fout battles for a rebound in matchup with Lady Flyers. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Meghan McCans races the ball up-court for the Lady Trojans in non-conference game at Marion Local. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Arcanum breaks a timeout at Marion Local. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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