Panthers suffer 68-45 league loss to Marysville
MARYSVILLE — Lessons learned from the first meeting apparently provided some insight for the Marysville Bulldogs on whom to attack offensively against the Concordia Panthers.
Concordia had outscored Marysville 26-14 in the paint during a 44-43 victory back on December 17.
The Bulldogs flipped that script, scoring 38 points inside to 24 for the Panthers, in capturing a 68-45 North Central Kansas League win Monday night in a makeup game.
Marysville did put up 26 three-point attempts in the game, and hit six of them, but did a bulk of its damage in the paint in avenging that earlier loss.
“They attacked inside. You beat a team that is as good as Marysville, and they are going to go back and figure out why and figure out how they could not let it happen again. We thought their weakness the first time around was them not going inside, and they went inside against us and scored at will,” Concordia coach Michael Roe said.
The Bulldogs also dominated on the glass by out rebounding Concordia 46-27. They turned 17 offensive rebounds into 17 second-chance points, to four for the Panthers.
Concordia falls to 4-16 overall and 3-6 in league play with the loss in a game that was originally scheduled January 14 but had to be postponed.
The Panthers finish up the regular season with a league game at Clay Center tonight.
Marysville, 15-4 overall and 7-2 in the NCKL, got out to a 12-4 lead in the game.
A three-point shot by Chas Carlgren and a basket by Wyatt Trost pulled Concordia within three points, 12-9, heading into the first quarter.
The two teams would trade baskets over the first five minutes of the second period.
Two free throws by Cav Carlgren left Concordia trailing just 18-15 with 3:13 remaining in the first half.
A three-point basket by Dalton Denner and two free throws by Grant Holle put the Bulldogs up 23-15.
Chas Carlgren made one of two free throws to make it a 23-16 game.
A baseline jumper by Denner, a three by Jackson Rader and a layup as time expired by Koby Schroeder extended Marysville's lead to 30-16.
Schroeder finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds.
Their big guy played the best I have ever seen him play. You have got to give credit to him. He had a double-double with 22 and 11, that is a pretty solid game,” Roe said.
Concordia would score the first three points of the second half to close the gap to 30-19.
A jumper by Denner made it 32-19.
Tyler Hobrock and Trost each scored inside to pull the Panthers within nine points, 32-23.
Hobrock answered a basket by Schroeder with one of his own to make it 34-25.
Marysville then got a three by Schroeder and buckets by Holle and Ben Kirkland to open up a 41-25 advantage.
Concordia would get back within 12 points.
Scoring the final four points of the third quarter, the Bulldogs led 50-34.
“I thought the difference in us not keeping pace was us missing close shots at the basket,” Roe said.
Marysville outscored Concordia 18-11 in the final period to pull away to the win.
Trost led Concordia with 15 points and also had five rebounds and four assists.
Chas Carlgren finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and four assists.
The Panthers shot 36 percent (15 of 42) from the field and 62 percent (13 of 21) from the free throw line.
Holle tossed in 14 points for Marysville and Denner added 10.
Vignery 1-0-2 3, Trost 7-1-2 15, Cav Carlgren 0-7-4 7, Atwood 0-1-0 1, Owen 1-0-4 2, Rosenbaum 0-0-1 0, Hobrock 3-0-4 6, Chas Carlgren 3-4-1 11. Totals: 15-13-18 45.
Pieschel 1-2-5 5, O'Neil 2-0-0 4, Rader 2-0-4 5, Kirkland 0-2-1 2, Faulkner 1-0-2 2, Hawkinson 1-0-0 2, Denner 4-0-0 10, Williams 0-0-1 0, Schroeder 9-2-3 22, M. Holle 6-2-3 14, G. Holle 0-2-0 2. Totals: 26-10-19 68.