R-II girls down Silex, fall to Paris, Scotland Co.

The Marion County R-II girls basketball team went 1-2 last week, falling to Paris and Scotland County before bouncing back against Silex.

The Lady Mustangs (10-8) got out to an early lead, but had to hold on for a 44-40 win at home over Silex, Friday.

Marion County lead 22-12 at the half, but Silex came back with a 17-10 third quarter run to trail by one going into the final quarter.

Delaney Straus scored six of her team-high 12 points to lead the Lady Mustangs out-scored Silex 12-9 down the stretch for the victory.

Also scoring were Halle Keilholz, 11, Madison Stewart, 10, Olivia Wood, seven, and Tristen Holt, four.

The Lady Mustangs were held to their fewest points of the season, Tuesday, in a 37-26 loss at Paris.

The second quarter proved to be the pivotal period of the game as Paris went on a 19-8 run to take a 22-13 lead at the half.

And the Lady Mustangs were unable to make up for it as Paris out-scored them 15-13 the rest of the game.

Only four Marion County players contributed scoring with Keilholz leading the team with 13 points after sinking four three-pointers and a free throw in the game.

Also scoring were Wood, nine, Straus, two, and Holt, two. 

The Lady Mustangs opened the week with a 48-41 loss at Scotland County, Monday.

Marion County fell behind early, but tied the game at 31 going into the final period when Scotland County finished with a 17-10 run.

Scoring for Marion County were Straus, 15, Stewart, 13, Keilholz, eight, Riley Donath, three, and Holt, two.

This week, the Lady Mustangs are competing in the Brashear Tournament.