MADILL — After opening their season with a split decision Tuesday night at home, the Marietta basketball teams got back in the winning groove on Thursday in the opening round of the annual Madill Winter Classic at Wildcat Fieldhouse.
MADILL — After opening their season with a split decision Tuesday night at home, the Marietta basketball teams got back in the winning groove on Thursday in the opening round of the annual Madill Winter Classic at Wildcat Fieldhouse. The Indians got their first win of the season while the Lady Indians squeaked out a victory to move to 2-0 on the season. Marietta will be back in action this evening against Madill with games set to start at 6 p.m. for the girls and 7:30 p.m. for the boys. Girls Marietta 47 Pilot Point (TX) 45 Sometimes in a game, the good can ultimately outweigh the bad. For the Marietta Lady Indians, their bad came in the form of a 12-of-29 performance from the free throw line. However, despite the poor shooting from the charity stripe the Lady Indians managed to pull out a come from behind two point victory over the Lady Bearcats from Pilot Point. Marietta took a 6-3 lead in the first quarter at the 5:57 mark and led by as many as four in the first quarter. However, Pilot Point went on a run and led 16-11 to end the opening frame. Marietta managed just 10 points in the second quarter and found itself down 30-21 going into halftime. The Lady Indians fought back in the third and pulled to within four points at 37-33 heading to the fourth. Down the stretch, the Lady Indians took a 46-45 lead with less than a minute to go and held on for the victory. Yaslin Sanchez led the Lady Indians with 17 points in the game followed by Kaylie Douglass with nine points and Reagan Denham with five points. Boys Marietta 52 Ardmore JV 46 Following a loss Tuesday night to open their season, the Marietta Indians had to work to earn their first victory against a very game Ardmore Tigers JV team. Marietta managed to endure a very physical contest and came away with a slim six point victory. Ardmore held a 5-1 lead in the first quarter before the Indians took the lead at 7-5 with 3:20 left in the first quarter. At the end of the first it was Marietta leading 11-7, before taking a 26-19 lead into the halftime break. Ardmore turned up the offense in the third and managed to close the gap to 38-33 going to the fourth, but Marietta outscored the Tigers 14-13 in the final eight minutes. Garrett Morgan led the scoring for the Indians with 17 points followed by Brian Latimer with 11 points. Ardmore was paced by Jordan Mosley with 17 points in the game.