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Bulldogs pull away from Panthers

A 13-0 run to open the second half allowed the Marysville Bulldogs to pull away to a 48-32 North Central Kansas League victory over the Concordia Panthers Tuesday night in the Concordia Junior-Senior High School gymnasium.
Concordia trailed Marysville just 23-19 at halftime.
Committing seven turnovers, the Panthers would go the first 7:55 of the third quarter without scoring.
Marysville tossed in 13 points during that stretch to open up a 36-19 advantage.
Concordia could get no closer than 10 points in falling to 2-4 overall and 1-3 in league play.
The loss was the second in the last four games to Marysville.
The Bulldogs knocked off the Panthers in the first meeting back on December 15.
Marysville got out to a 6-2 lead in the game.
A quick 7-2 spurt gave Concordia its first lead of the game at 9-8 with just under two minutes to play in the first quarter.
Ashlyn Price made two free throws, and the Bulldogs were back on top heading into the second period, 10-9.
Six quick points to open the second quarter gave Marysville a 16-9 advantage.
Jumpers by Terin Rundus and Kendall Reynolds, a follow by Carlie Carlgren and a basket by Chloe Conway put Concordia back on top, 17-16.
Eva Peschel knocked down a three and Bella Rader scored on a drive to put Marysville on top to stay, 21-17.
Concordia got back within two points on a bucket by Carlgren.
Madison Ronnebaum scored inside, and the Bulldogs led 23-19 at halftime.
Plagued by turnovers, the Panthers struggled to score in the third quarter.
Concordia turned the ball over seven times, and Marysville capitalized by tossing in 13 points to make it a 36-19 game.
Reynolds ended the Panthers' drought by connecting on a three-point shot in the final seconds of the third quarter.
Concordia scored the first four points of the final period on a basket by Carlgren and two free throws by Reynolds to get within 10 points.
Macy Roever made a layup, got a steal and made another layup in a span of 11 seconds to push Marysville's lead to 40-26.
Conway made two of four free throws to get Concordia within 12 points.
The two teams traded baskets, and it was 42-30.
A three by Linda Franco and and three straight points by Mckenna Minneman gave Marysville its biggest lead at 48-30.
Concordia scored the final points of the game on two free throws by Rundus.
Reynolds scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Concordia.
Conway also finished with 10 points for the Panthers.
Peschel and Franco led a balanced Marysville attack with nine points each.
Concordia will play a league game at Chapman on Friday night.

Peschel 4-00-1 9, Franco 4-0-2 9, Rader 1-0-0 2, Price 1-0-2 2, Schaefer 1-0-00 3, Minneman 1-1-0 3, Roever 4-0-1 8, Ronnebaum 4-0-3 8, Dressman 2-0-2 4. Totals: 20-3-12 48.
Bechard 1-0-1 2, Acree 0-0-1 0, Conway 4-2-3 10, Reynolds 3-3-2 10, Rundus 1-2-2 4, Carlgren 3-0-1 6. Totals: 12-7-11 32.


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