Mustangs can’t keep up with L-S

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE • East Marshall’s Olivia Terrones (42) glides toward the basket for a layup during the second half of Saturday’s basketball game against Lynnville-Sully in Le Grand. The Class 1A No. 13 Hawks pulled away from East Marshall for a 51-40 victory.

LE GRAND — The fast start eventually ran out of gas for the East Marshall girls’ basketball team.

Class 1A No. 13 Lynnville-Sully found itself in a five-point deficit after one quarter before bouncing back in the second, eventually capturing a 51-40 triumph over the host Mustangs in Saturday’s non-conference contest.

Madison Farrington and Kodie Hoskey scored four points apiece to help East Marshall (1-2) to the early advantage, leading 11-4 with 1:11 left in the first period. Carson Fisk put back a missed shot just before the buzzer to help the Hawks get started on the comeback trail.

Lynnville-Sully (3-2) scored the first nine points of the second quarter to go in front 15-11, but East Marshall resisted the overtaking. Olivia Terrones converted a three-point play and Emily Terrones hit a runner in the lane to give the Mustangs their last lead of the day. L-S outscored the Mustangs 9-2 in the last 3:50 of the first half to go in front 24-18 at the intermission.

East Marshall ran into foul trouble in the second half as Lynnville-Sully started to pull away, though never leading by more than the final 11-point margin.

T-R PHOTO BY ROSS THEDE

The Terrones sisters led East Marshall with nine points apiece, while Farrington finished with seven points and Hoskey had six. Melinda Puumala also put up six points and Maria Rasmusson’s 3-pointer rounded out the team’s scoring.

Mariah Vos paced Lynnville-Sully with 11 points, and Fisk finished with 10. Jataya Meyer and Shiloh Cunningham added eight points apiece for the Hawks, who snapped a brief two-game skid.