After taking a first quarter lead, the Huntington North High School girls' varsity basketball team lost its shooting touch and the game to host Marion, 49-34, on Friday, Nov. 30.
The Lady Vikes finished the night hitting only 9 of 43 field goals, including just 1 of 11 from downtown, for 20.9 percent, explaining their slide from a 14-11 first quarter lead to a 43-23 deficit early in the fourth quarter.
Paige Coolman, the only Lady Vike to hit more than 50 percent on the night, scored 10 points and had eight rebounds to lead HNHS, 0-6.
The Lady Vikes scored just five points in the second quarter as Marion took a 31-19 lead, then came up with just two points in the third frame as Marion led 38-21.
Freshman Hannah Stoffel scored eight points and grabbed five rebounds for HNHS.
Vironnica Drake scored 14 points to lead Marion, and Khyaire Speed added 12.
The Lady Vikes kept themselves in the game by hitting 15 of 21 free throws in the contest for 71.4 percent, and out-rebounding the Lady Giants 39-31.
Marion hit 19 of 50 field goal tries for 38 percent, and 5 of 8 free throws for 62.5 percent.
Aly Grabner scored eight points and Corinne Tester had seven as the Lady Vikings' junior varsity team topped its Marion counterpart, 35-22.
The Lady Vikes, 4-2, led 12-8 after the first break, 18-13 at the half and 29-19 after three quarters of play.
Grabner led the HNHS rebounding efforts with eight, and Hannah Williams added three assists.