Lady Mustangs get back to winning ways

The Marion County R-II varsity girls basketball team returned to its winning ways with home victories last week over Atlanta and Mark Twain.

The Lady Mustangs broke a three-game losing steak with a 56-49 come-back win over Atlanta last Tuesday.

Atlanta got out to an 18-11 lead and went into halftime up 33-27. But the Lady Mustangs rose up to out-score their opponents, 29-16, the rest of the way.

Madison Stewart sank two of her four three-pointers and scored 10 points during the team’s 12-7 third-quarter run.  She ended up leading all scorers with 22 points.

Halle Keilholz sank four three-pointers and finished with 13 points, while Delaney Staus added nine, Riley Donath, eight and Olivia Wood, four.

Marion County, as a team, sank 10 of 14 from the line including seven of nine in the second half.

The Lady Mustangs took a little longer to comeback in their 60-54 win over Mark Twain Friday.

The game was tied at 18 at the half, before Mark Twain seemingly took charge with a 25-14 third-quarter run.

But, the Lady Mustangs answered with a 28-11 run of their own to win going away.

Keilholz led the late charge by sinking three of her five three-pointers and all four of her free throws to score 13 of her team’s fourth-quarter points.

She ended up with a game-high 21 points and was joined in double figures by Straus (15), and Donath (12).

Also scoring were Stewart, six, Wood, four, and Tristen Holt, two.

The Lady Mustangs were scheduled to have a busy week  with road games against Scotland County, Monday, and Paris, Tuesday, before coming home to host Silex for homecoming Saturday.