The Lions made a couple runs in the fourth. Dye’s 3-pointer cut the deficit to six at 51-45. Rushville then cut the deficit to 53-48 on a traditional three point play by Cox. With 2:03 to go, Cox’s 3-pointer made it 59-54, but a traditional three point play by Mt. Vernon’s Werner and two free throws by Michael Ertel put the Marauders back in control. The Marauders held off the Lions to win 69-61.
Coleman led all scorers with 36 points. Werner finished with 17.
Yurack led the Lions with 25 points. Cox finished with 12. Dye scored 11. Ricky Thompson had six points followed by Combs four and Laird three.
The junior varsity Lions won the opening game of the night 39-30. Jon Seals had the hot hand for the Lions, hitting four 3-pointers in the first half and finishing with 21 points. Jaret Sons finished with eight points. Keith Yager added six points. Beavers finished with three points and Hallgarth added one.
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