MARCUS - The potent Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn girls basketball team opened the new season with a 61-28 demolition of Storm Lake St. Mary's here last week.
Kayla Foresman, who missed most of last season with an injury, led the Eagles with 19 points, while Erica Dreckman tallied 13. Jasmine Demers led St. Mary's with 13 points.
Foresman also led the way on the boards for MMC, grabbing six rebounds, while Dreckman secured five, and Jalyn Doeden and Anna Wilcox three apiece. Demers pocketed nine rebounds for the Panthers.
Dreckman paced the Eagles in assists with five and also registered three blocked shots for an all-around solid performance.
MMC jumped to a 16-4 lead in the first quarter and ballooned that to 29-9 at halftime, before sailing away to victory in the second half.
"I thought we played really well for the first game out," said MMC coach Tim Dreckman. "The girls really got out and ran the floor well and our transition ofense was really working good.
"It was great to get all the girls into the game and we had 10 girls score, so that was a plus. Erica did a nice job of pushing the ball up the floor and Kayla did a nice job getting up the floor and looking for the pass. Jalyn and Carly Lehnhoff did a nice job all around as they know their roles and do a good job at it. They played a great floor game."