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.
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
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