Red Raiders lead Marawood South

BATTLING RAIDER-Marathon’s Olivia Meurette struggles to go up for a shot in the lane as she’s swarmed by Auburndale defenders Cheyenne Karl, at right, and Shannon Yahnke during last week Friday’s Marawood South game. Meurette finished the night with seven points, six rebounds, one assist and four steals.  Photo by Sierra Hayes
Tigers, Wildcats notch another conference win last week

The Marathon High School girls basketball team remains at the top of the Marawood South after a big 47-39 victory over Auburndale last week Friday.
The Raiders improve to 10-1, with their lone loss coming from an earlier matchup with the Apaches.
On Monday, Marathon’s win was hardfought. The Raiders and Apaches battled back and forth throughout much of the game. Marathon trailed by one after the first stanza, 13-12, but outscored Auburndale, 11-9, to take a one-point lead at halftime.
The third period was just as close with Auburndale scoring 10 points and Marathon putting in 11. Leading by two, 34-32, going into the final stanza, the Raiders were able to battle out the win with a 13-7 advantage in the final quarter.

The Tigers girls basketball team dominated Pittsville last week Friday, 47-24.
The Panthers hung in the game for the first quarter, trailing by just two points going into the second, but Stratford pulled ahead by 10 by halftime and never looked back. The Tigers allowed just four points in the second quarter and just three more in the third.

The Edgar High School girls basketball team defeated Phillips on Friday, 53-46.
Edgar held a slight 14-12 advantage after the first quarter, but extended it to 30-24 by halftime. The Loggers tried to battle back in the second half but Edgar held out for the win.

The Bluejays suffered a 49-52 loss last week Friday to Prentice.
The teams kept it close through the first half, with the Jays trailing by just one point, 24-25, by halftime, but the Buccaneers put up eight more points than Athens in the third period to gain a comfortable lead, 43-34.
Athens tried to battle back but couldn’t close the gap enough before time ran out, despite outscoring Prentice, 15-9, in the final stanza.

To read the full write-up from this week’s girls basketball action, pick up the Feb. 11, 2015, issue of The Record-Review or subscribe online at

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