Mustangs earn first win

The Marion County R-II boys varsity basketball team earned its first victory of the season.

The Mustangs (1-8) opened the new year with a, 55-46 win at Madison Tuesday.

Marion County shot just 36 percent from the floor, but sank four three-pointers and 11 of 19 free throws.

Spencer Whetstone and Root Cheney combined to hit three of the treys and led the team with 16 points, while Cooper Stotts also broke into double figures with 10 points.

Also scoring were Jackson Stewart, nine, and Chris Arment, four.

Also last week, the Mustangs lost at home to Brashear, Thursday.

Nine of the Mustangs’ 19 field goals came from outside the arch.

Chaney sank three treys and led the team with 16 points, while Stewart also shot three and finished with 13 points.

Also scoring were Whetstone, seven, Wyatt Goldinger, seven, Stotts, four, Nathan Wellman, two, Arment, two, and Landen Holt, one.

Whetstone pulled down a team-high nine rebounds, whle Stewart collected six assists to lead the team.

The Mustangs ended the week with a 90-42 loss at Novinger Friday.

Marion County fell behind 22-9 in the first quarter and never recovered.

Whetstone was on fire from outside, sinking five of eight three-pointers and leading the team with 21 points.

Also scoring were Stotts, eight, Stewart, four, Holt, four, Goldinger, three, and Wellman, two.

Whestone also pulled down a team-high eight rebounds.

 This week, the Marion County boys were scheduled to host Wellsville-Middleton, Monday, and travel to LaPlata, Thursday.

The Mustangs learned last week they will travel to Green City for this year’s Class 1, District 11 Tournament which will also include Atlanta, Brashear, Green City, LaPlata, North Shelby and Novinger.