NEW MANCHESTER - The Huskies were too much for the Golden Bears to handle.
The North Marion girls' basketball team led by as many as 51 points en route to a 91-42 victory Saturday afternoon at Oak Glen.
With the loss, the Golden Bears drop to 2-3 on the season.
Oak Glen’s Jessica Stivason drives the lane on Saturday afternoon against North Marion. The Bears lost the game, 91-42. (Photo by Aaron Petchal)
"It was a rough afternoon," Oak Glen coach Scott Wiley said. "We knew they were pretty good. We knew we were going to have our hands full. We knew we were going to have to play well to beat them."
The game was close for a few minutes at the start . The Huskies led 8-6 before North Marion pulled away. The visitors scored at least 18 points in all four quarters of play, including scoring at least 22 points in three of the four quarters.
"The girls did the best they could," Wiley said. "They tried their hardest. They didn't quit.
North Marion 91, Oak Glen 42
NM 25-18-22-26 - 91
OG 10-13-06-13 - 42
NM (91): Chelsea Sheets 2 1-2 7, Shasta Pyles 3 0-1 7, Megan Haller 6 3-4 17, Cara Egress 4 2-2 12, Audia Bartlett 2 0-0 4, Noca Singleton 2 2-2 6, Cassady Rodriguez 2 0-3 5, Taylor Wells 2 0-0 4, Andrea Nichols 1 0-0 2, Anna Marie Mascufo 6 0-0 12, Mackensy Hess 4 2-3 11, Sarah Watkins 2 0-0 4. Totals: 37 9-17 91.
OG (42): Alex Arnott 2 0-0 4, Alyson Snow 1 0-0 2, Brie Evans 1 0-1 2, Casey Patterson 1 0-0 2, Logan Andrews 3 0-1 7,Tori Feicht 1 0-2 2, Kaitlyn Herstline 1 0-0 2, Vanessa Hissam 4 3-8 11, Karly Wiley 0 2-2 2, Jessica Stivason 4 0-0 8. Totals: 18 5-14 42.
Three-point field goals: North Marion - 9 (Sheets 2, Haller 2, Egress 2, Pyles 1, Rodriguez 1, Hess 1); Oak Glen - 1 (Andrews)
"We need to take better care of the basketball. We had a lot of turnovers. That didn't help."
Four players scored in double digits to lead the way for the Huskies. Megan Haller tallied a game-high 17 points to lead the way, Cara Egress and Anna Marie Mascufo each finished with 12 points and Mackensy Hess scored 11 points.
"They have some good shooters," Wiley said. "They can score from the inside and from the outside. When you can do both, it makes it tough.
"We have a few days off. We are going to work hard and get back at it."
Vanessa Hissam was the lone player to score in double digits for the Golden Bears. Hissam scored a team-high 11 points.
Also for Oak Glen, Jessica Stivason ended up with eight points, Logan Andrews netted seven points and Alex Arnott collected four points. Finally, Alyson Snow, Brie Evans, Casey Patterson, Tori Feicht, Katlyn Herstline and Karly Wiley all added two points.
The Huskies led 25-10 at the end of the first quarter, and North Marion led 33-23 at halftime.
The second half belonged to the Huskies. North Marion outscored Oak Glen, 48-19, in the second 16 minutes of play. The visitors outscored the hosts, 22-6, in the third quarter to take a 65-29 lead into the fourth quarter.
"We have a hard time scoring from the outside," Wiley said. "When you are down by that many and you have a hard time scoring from that outside, that makes it really tough to come back.
"We still have work to do. This was just our fifth game in 18 days. It seems like we are playing one game a week. Playing only five games in that period of time makes it tough to get into a groove.
"After the break, we will start playing more games."
North Marion won the junior varsity game, 63-24. Megan Stipec, Tori Fryor and Arnott all tallied four points in the loss for Oak Glen.
Oak Glen's next game is Dec. 29 at home against local-rival Beaver Local.