MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls outscored Granville Spalding 17-10 in the third quarter to overcome a 30-21 halftime deficit, but could not climb the mountain down the stretch to fall 54-50 ij exciting War Eagle Confernce basketball action here last week.
Erica Dreckman paced the host Eagles with 19 points, with Kelsey Sears the only other MMC player to break double figures with 12. Jalyn Doeden and Reagan McDaniel each talied six points. Stephanie Specht led MMC in rebounding with 11, and Doeden grabbed 10, and also registered three blocked shots.
Jenn Hansen led Spalding with 15 points, followed by Alex Willman 11, and Alex Schuver 10. Jill Fischer had 11 rebounds for Spalding.
MMC sank 19-66 field goals for a chilly 29 percent, including a 5-17 effort from the three-point arc. The Eagles made 7-16 free throws. Spalding netted 17-50 shots for 34 percent and was 13-20 from the line for the winning margin.
The 12-3 MMC girls travel to Remsen-Union Friday.