The Marauders “A” team found themselves struggling early against the Eagles, but just as Coach Williams went to call a timeout to get the team re-focused Cam Lusby & Brian Heard hit back to back three pointers, forcing a Heritage Christian timeout. Out of the first quarter timeout, Lusby drained three more three-point bombs & Heard added another, jumping out to a 20-7 lead.
In the second quarter, the visiting Eagles showed a little more heart as they scrapped their way back into the game. But a few Connor Cox baskets allowed MV to maintain a commanding lead at the half, 32-17.
Out of the half, Matt Coons & AJ Swingle injected their energy by pressuring the Heritage Christian backcourt, creating several turnovers that lead to some easy buckets for the Marauders.
MV took their 44-25 lead into the 4th quarter. Then, Dallas Turner entered the game with four & a half minutes left. Turner was the recipient of awesome ball movement by the Marauders, leading to three straight three pointers & a long two. Turner finished with 11 points in the final few minutes, bringing much excitement to the MV “Bench Mob” & a 64-34 victory for the Marauders.
The balanced Marauder attack was lead by Lusby with 16 points & Turner with 11, as the team hit 10 three pointers.
Riding the wave of excitement from the weekend’s tournament championship victory & the “A” game prior, the Marauders “B” team came out focused & intense ready to ground the Eagles. Unfortunately for Heritage Christian the flight of the Eagles would never leave the runway.
The Marauders looked like they were running a track meet, by out-sprinting the Eagles up & down the floor. Forcing several turnovers which lead to three three-pointers & many lay-ups in the first quarter. Dallas Turner picked up right where he left off, knocking down an early three & Aden Cappalletti added two more threes. Scott Lohman’s hustle paid off, as he scored off of several fast break lay-ups.
To finish off the first half, Logan LeRoy knocked down a couple of threes, Turner added two of his own, & Chauncey Agbor came in off the bench to snag a few rebounds & scoring on his put backs giving the Marauders a 42-15 lead at the break.
In the third quarter, Cam Sullivan took over on defense by taking the ball from the Eagle guards on three consecutive possessions, then leading the break & facilitating the ball to Cappalletti & Lohman scores. 60-21 at the end of the third.
Sullivan did not let up in the final stanza, as he continued to disrupt the Heritage Christian offense. “Sully” finished with 13 points & 8 steals. Jack Greer added the energy to help lead the Marauder defense & the balanced offensive attack put 72 points on the board (MV 72 – HC 28).
The victory improves the “B” team record to 3-1, as Cappalletti finished with 15 points, Sullivan & Turner each with 13, Lohman with 12, LeRoy – 9, Agbor – 8, Greer – 2.