MARIETTA — After suffering a narrow loss in the semifinals of the Ronnie Moore Invitational, the Marietta Indians were feeling pretty confident about their chances of earning third place Saturday.

MARIETTA — After suffering a narrow loss in the semifinals of the Ronnie Moore Invitational, the Marietta Indians were feeling pretty confident about their chances of earning third place Saturday.   Unfortunately, whatever confidence they had coming into the game quickly evaporated as the Pilot Point Bearcats raced back to Texas with the third place trophy, winning 71-35 at Marietta High School.   Marietta was able to stay neck and neck with the Bearcats in the opening quarter, but it was Pilot Point who came away with a 20-13 advantage going to the second.   The Indians were then hampered by a struggling offensive performance in the second as they scored just six points while the Bearcats put in 18 to build a commanding 39-18 advantage.   It was much of the same in the third quarter as the Indians were held to another single digit scoring effort with just eight points, while Pilot Point scored 18 of its own.   In the fourth it was the Bearcats going on a 15-8 run to end the game.   Tyler Hicks led the scoring for the Indians with eight points while Easton Hartman had seven points.