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The Marion County R-II boys basketball team lost the consolation final of the Brashear Tournament, falling to the Kirksville junior varsity squad 53-50 Friday.
The Mustangs (9-14) got out to a good start and led 12-10 going into the second quarter, when the Tigers went on an 11-3 run to go up by six at the half.
The two teams scored 15 in the second quarter, and the Mustangs put 20 points on the board in the quarter only to fall short.
Wyatt Goldinger scored 17 of his game-high 18 points in the second half, while Joey Lagemann hit three treys and finished with 10 points.
Also scoring were Jackson Stewart, eight, Porter Britt, seven, Root Cheney, five, and Caden Stotts, two.
Marion County advanced to the consolation final with a 50-23 win over Bevier in the consolation semifinals Wednesday.
The Mustangs led by just four at the half, but got it going in the second half, out-scoring their opponents 34-11 the rest of the way.
Lagemann sank three treys and led all scorers with 19 points, while Goldinger put in two from outside the arc and scored 18.
Also contributing were Cheney, eight, Stotts, three, and Stewart, two.
The Mustangs opened the tournament with 71-58 loss to the third-seeded host team, Tuesday.
Brashear got out to a 19-12 start and out-scored the Mustangs 52-46 the rest of the way.
Lagemann sank five three-pointers and led the Mustangs with 27 points, while Goldinger added six field goals and 17 points.
Also contributing were Stotts, who sank three treys and scored 11 points, Cheney, two, and Britt, one.
The Mustangs complete the regular season this week with a home game against Canton, Tuesday.
The Class 1, District 11 Tournament starts Feb. 20 at LaPlata.