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The Marion County R-II varsity boys basketball team lost both games in the North Shelby Tournament last week.
The Mustangs (7-9) opened the tournament with a 47-37 loss to the host team last Monday.
The Raiders got out to a 17-10 lead, but the Mustangs came back with a 13-5 run to take a one-point lead into halftime.
Marion County trailed by three going into the fourth quarter when North Shelby finished with a 15-9 run.
Six of the Mustangs 13 field goals came from outside the arc, and they sank six of nine from the line.
The Raiders hit five three-pointers and nine two-pointers while sinking 13 of 24 charity shots.
Joey Lagemann led Marion County with 11 points and was followed by Jackson Stewart, eight, Porter Britt, eight, Wyatt Goldinger, five, Caden Stotts, three, and Root Cheney, two.
North Shelby was led by Brendyn McDaniel who sank nine of 10 free throws in the second half and finished with 16 points.
The Mustangs bowed out of the tournament with a 54-48 loss to Scotland County, Wednesday.
Marion County jumped out to a 15-9 lead, but then suffered through a 20-7 run by Scotland County which took a seven-point lead into the break.
Scotland County extended its lead by five in the third quarter, before Marion County staged a late 16-10 charge that fell short.
Nine of Scotland County’s field goals came from outside the arc, and they sank 11 free throws compared to Marion County’s one.
The Mustangs hit five three-pointers and 16 two-pointers.
Lagemann sank three long-shots and led the team with 17 points.
Also scoring were Goldinger, 12, Stewart, 10, Scotts, six, Mason Wood, two, and Britt, one.
This week, the Mustangs are scheduled to host Atlanta, Tuesday, and Mark Twain, Friday.