MARIETTA — After losing in the finals of the Madill Winter Classic earlier this month, the Marietta Indians have found their stride heading into the holiday season.

MARIETTA — After losing in the finals of the Madill Winter Classic earlier this month, the Marietta Indians have found their stride heading into the holiday season.

This unfortunately meant bad news for the Ringling Blue Devils Tuesday night, who suffered their second straight loss with a 50-41 defeat at Marietta High School.

Meanwhile the Indians won their second straight game and moved to 6-2 on the season, while Ringling fell to 6-4. 

The Indians opened the first quarter on fire offensively, outscoring the Blue Devils 17-8. 

Coleton Taylor hit three, three pointers in the opening quarter, scoring nine of his 15 points to put his team up early.

Before the break, both teams had a tough time scoring, the teams scoring seven points a piece. 

Ringling’s Caige Calvert managed to send the Blue Devils into the locker room with some momentum as he sank a buzzer beating three-point shot from half court. 

Despite the long shot Ringling found itself down 24-15 at the break. 

Calvert led the Blue Devils in scoring for the game, sinking five three pointers. 

After the intermission, both teams came out shooting in the third. 

Marietta’s Trace Stewart came out guns blazing, scoring 11 of his 23 points in the third. 

Calvert, after sinking the half time buzzer beater three, 3’s in the third, as the Blue Devils outscored the Indians 20-18 in the third to pull within 42-35 entering the fourth.

Both teams played their hearts out defensively in the fourth quarter. The Indians came out in a full court press, hassling the Blue Devil ball handlers up and down the court. 

With the defensive adjustment, the Blue Devils had trouble scoring, making just three field goals in the fourth to score just six points. 

Marietta managed to outscore Ringling 8-6 in the fourth. 

Colton Taylor added 15 points for the Indians in the game, while Coty Scott had 12 points for the Blue Devils.

Marietta will be back in action on Dec. 27 at the Ronnie Moore Invitational tournament in Marietta, while Ringling is off until Jan. 4.