It came down to the wire.
The North Marion Lady Huskies (4-2, 1-1 Big 10) were just a mere three-point shot away from taking Wheeling Park (3-2) into overtime Saturday on the road.
North Marion was able to get up a long shot at the end of the game from deep in the corner, but it fell short. In turn, North Marion fell by a slim margin, 68-65.
Head coach Mike Parrish knew it was going to be a close one, though, after Wheeling Park took a 51-47 lead into the fourth quarter.
“I told them when you play on the road and leave it close, it’s tough to win,” Parrish said. “We didn’t play very good. We had a lot of foul trouble and a lot of turnovers.”
Even with a close game throughout, another thing the team had, Parrish said, was a lot of chances.
“We were up 10 points at one time in the first half,” he said. “We were even up three at the half.”
The Huskies were indeed up, 34-31 at the half after a 16-16 deadlock after the first quarter.
North Marion’s Anna Marie Moscufo had a big game for the Huskies, though.
The senior poured out a season-high 25 points to go with 10 rebounds, giving her a double-double for the first time this season.
Presley Tuttle and Megan Haller were each in double figures as they scored 11 and 14 points respectively.
Cara Egress scored six, Noca Singleton scored four, Christa Tobin and Mackensy Hess each scored three and Brittany Sigley added one point in the loss.
Despite the loss, though, coach Parrish believes the game was a good tune-up for the team’s upcoming venture to Disney World next weekend, but they won’t be going for vacation.
“It’s good to play good competition,” Parrish said of Wheeling Park, a AAA opponent. “We’ve played a lot of good teams up to this point. (At Disney) we play a team out of Kentucky that we’ve never seen.”
The Lady Huskies will open up their Disney Tournament Friday, Dec. 27.
It came down to the wire.
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North Marion goes 2-for-2; Fairmont Senior 0-for-2 in tournament
A day after an 11-0 mercy-rule victory at Philip Barbour, the North Marion Huskies were at it again.
Chelsi Latocha threw three no-hit innings, Shelby King drove in five runs in the first inning and the Huskies rolled to a 20-0 victory over the winless Fairmont Senior Polar Bears in the Diamond Dawg Tournament at North Marion High School.
East’s Postlewait, North’s Latocha toss no-hitters
Tori Postlewait made a deal with her great-uncle, Kenny Carpenter, before her freshman season.
If the Bees’ pitcher tossed a no-hitter, Carpenter promised to give her $20.
Well, it took four years, but it’s finally time for Postlewait’s great-uncle to pay up.
East tennis splits with Polar Bears
Fairmont Senior and East Fairmont split a pair of tennis matches Thursday, with Fairmont Senior winning the boys’ match and East Fairmont taking the girls’ competition.
In the Bees’ 6-1 girls’ victory, Cara Laswell took second singles, 8-2. Erica Gorman won third singles, 8-1. And Carrington Reese won fourth singles, 8-3.
University hands Huskies first loss; East edges Elkins
The mercy rule has been a familiar part of North Marion’s softball season.
Through the first seven games, the Huskies regularly pounded their opponents with stingy defense, sharp pitching and timely hitting. Rarely did a game go all seven innings for the previously undefeated team.
East can’t overcome No. 7 Lincoln, falls, 4-0
Thunder clouds weren’t the only thing looming over the East Fairmont (6-6) softball team Monday when the Lady Bees hosed No. 7 Lincoln. Joining the ominous clouds was a sense of urgency for energy that never showed up as Lincoln was able to shut out East Fairmont, 4-0.
Kesling’s bat powers Polar Bears
When Fairmont Senior’s Johnny Kesling stepped into the batter’s box this past week, it was game over.
North Marion’s rally falls short
North Marion had all the pieces in place for a thrilling come-from-behind victory Saturday afternoon.
The four runs in the bottom of the seventh. The tying runner on third and the Huskies’ fastest player on second. Even the clear-blue sky on the mid-70s afternoon was the perfect stage for a comeback.
Giorcellis share important piece of tennis tradition
You always hear the phrase “pass the torch.”
When those words come into your mind, you generally think of someone older, wiser and more experienced passing something along to someone younger, the next generation.
Huskies’ sixth-inning comeback falls short
It ain’t over till it’s over.
North Marion (3-4) proved that, despite falling to Elkins, 13-8, during its home opener Thursday night from North Marion High School.
After falling behind, the Huskies proved that you can still take something away from a late-inning rally despite taking home an “L.”
Coaches support WVSSAC ruling
West Virginia educators took a major step toward extending the summer practice period for high school sports earlier this week.
The West Virginia Secondary Schools Activities Commission board of control voted to extend the current three-week window by five weeks.
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