The Marianna Bulldogs emerged with a victory in a time-honored cross-county rivalry Thursday evening, prevailing 76-70 in opposition to the Malone Tigers.
The sport was shut in any respect factors throughout the 4 quarters.
Marianna took the primary quarter 20-17, however Malone led on the half, placing up 15 factors to Marianna’s 11 within the second quarter to make the halftime rating 32-31. The third quarter additionally went to Malone, with the Tigers scoring 21 factors to Marianna’s 17. That introduced the rating to 53-48, Malone’s manner.
The fourth quarter, nonetheless, belonged to Marianna because the Bulldogs scored 28 factors to Malone’s 17 within the interval to hash the ultimate rating.
However for a second that evening, the battle strains have been deserted as Marianna coach Rico Williams introduced Malone coach Steven Welch with a memorial basketball to honor the groups’ years of honorable competitors in addition to the reminiscence of the late Ocasio Murff, a Malone star participant that died this summer time on the age of 17 from accidents he acquired in an vehicle accident.
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