Marion rebounds from first loss

No. 1 seed likely to be deteremined on Thursday in Jonesboro

By Chuck Livingston Sports Editor

It’s been business as usual for the Marion Junior Patriots following their first loss last Thursday night. On Saturday morning, the Junior Pats went to Jonesboro and topped MacArthur in a 61-55 thriller. That game was previously postponed from late January due to winter weather. Last night at Lehr Arena, Marion completed a season sweep of West, who is still without 8th-grader Chris Moore. That final was 61-27. Against MacArthur, Marion got 22 points from Detrick Reeves Jr., 14 from Makayi Boyce and seven apiece from freshmen Timothy Caesar and Keyshawn Woods. The West game was highlighted by Reeves hitting for 17, 10 from Woods, eight from Tyler Little, six apiece from Boyce and Trey Scott, and four apiece from Khiron Davis and Caesar. Marion (14-1 overall, 6-1 district) will head to Jonesboro to play Jonesboro Annie Camp on Thursday night for a game that will likely decide the top two seeds in the 6A-East district tournament that will be played at Lehr Arena at the Academies of West Memphis. Marion has lost only to Wonder this season, while Annie Camp lost the first meeting with Marion by three points at Patriot Arena. The winner will take the inside track for the top seed, and a first-round bye in the tournament, while the loser will likely finish second and match up with Mountain Home in the first round before a potential semifinal game against Wonder. Since topping Marion, Wonder has lost two straight games, to Jonesboro Annie Camp and Jonesboro MacArthur. The Golden Lions now own three losses in district play.

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