Published in the Iola Register on Dec. 12, 2012.

CHS girls tumble to Marysville

MARYSVILLE — In a game filled with big numbers it was the Marysville Bulldogs that scored the most points.
Marysville, which used 15 players in the game, had 10 of them score on its way to a 76-50 North Central Kansas League win over Concordia on Tuesday night.
Along with the 126 points scored, the game also included 49 fouls, 72 free throws and 65 turnovers.
Marysville turned it over 28 times, but was still able to get up 71 field goal attempts thanks to better than 50 rebounds and 37 Concordia turnovers.
“Thirty some turnovers is completely not okay,” Concordia coach Michael Wahlmeier said, “A lot of our turnovers were turnovers for layups.”
Concordia falls to 0-4 overall and 0-1 in League play with the loss.
Marysville improved to 2-2 overall and 1-1 in the NCKL.
The Bulldogs got out to a 10-3 lead to start the game as the fouls started to mount.
There were 20 fouls whistled in the first quarter alone.
“You don’t have the opportunity very often to get into the bonus in the first quarter, and we didn’t take advantage of it,” Wahlmeier said, “That told us that we were doing a good job of attacking the basket.”
The Panthers were 6 of 12 from the free throw line in that first period.
With Concordia committing 16 turnovers in that quarter, Marysville extended its lead to 24-10.
Baskets by Megan James and Nikki Blankenbeckley late in the period got the Panthers within 10 points, 24-14.
Marysville scored the first six points of the second quarter to up the lead to 30-14.
Tristen Leiszler knocked down a three for Concordia.
Leiszler led the Panthers with 16 points. She also had three steals.
Marysville scored four straight points, and led 34-17.
The Bulldogs were up 42-25 at halftime.
Concordia trailed 48-27 in the third quarter when Leiszler connected on another three.
Marysville tossed in six straight points to go up 54-30.
A free throw by James, a follow by Jennifer Boley and two more free throws by Leiszler got Concordia within 19 points, 54-35.
The Bulldogs took a 55-35 lead into the fourth quarter.
Concordia got no closer than 18 points over the final eight minutes.
“We are not playing horrible defense, but we are not playing great. I think it is a combination of the turnovers and sometimes we break down on defense and give up easy baskets,” Wahlmeier said of giving up 76 points.
James scored 13 points for the Panthers.
Blankenbeckley finished with seven points. Jera Metro added six points and six rebounds.
Concordia was 15 of 37 from the field for 41 percent and 18 of 37 from the line for 49 percent.
Dani Schwarz led four Bulldogs in double figures with 13 points.
Marysville was 28 of 71 from the floor for 39 percent and 19 of 35 from the line for 54 percent.
Concordia hosts Abilene in a League game on Friday night.

K. Lambert 0-0-3 0, Gumm 0-1-1 1, Martin 0-0-1 0, M. Lambert 0-5-2 5, Metro 2-2-3 6, Blankenbeckley 3-1-1 7, Nelson 0-0-1 0, Boley 1-0-2 4, Leiszler 5-4-3 16, James 4-5-3 13. Totals: 15-18-22 50.
Caffrey 0-0-2 0, Manley 4-2-2 10, Schwarz 6-1-3 13, Kort 3-0-4 6, Degenhardt 4-3-2 11, Bruna 1-1-3 3, Landoll 10-1 2, Wicks 4-4-4 12, Heiman 1-2-1 4, Pralle 2-4-4 8, Vogelsberg 2-2-1 6. Totals: 28-19-27 76.