Marion Drops South 7 Opener to Althoff

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By WSIL Sports

MARION -- After sweeping the Pyramid Plus Tournament last week, the Marion Wildcats fell at home to Althoff Friday night 53-48 in the South 7 opener for both teams.

The Wildcats struggled mightily in the first half with Althoff's zone, as the Crusaders built a 31-19 lead by the break.

That lead grew to 14 in the third, before Marion rallied--trimming it to 40-33 after three.

The Wildcats cut it to three and had a chance to tie in the closing seconds, but could connect from three point range.

The Crusaders added two free throws for the five point margin of victory.
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