DUNLAP, Tenn.–In their second matchup of the season, it was no surprise that the Lady Warriors rolled over Valley foe Sequatchie County with force, 54-34.
What was unexpected, though, was Marion County’s record, which now sits at 17-1 with a lone loss to highly-ranked triple-A power McMinn County.
“We didn’t think we’d be here,” Lady Warriors head coach Randy Ellis said. “We’re 17 and 1 now, and anytime you beat a Sequatchie County team, it’s always very special. It’s a good win for our girls.
Sitting cross-court, Sequatchie County head coach Ron Davis walked into the locker still one win shy of 1,000.
“I don’t know how many wins I’ll have,” Ellis said. “1,000 wins is a tough thing to wrestle with. I can’t imagine that many wins. I am glad he didn’t get the win against us, but I do want to see him get 1,000 wins.”
Davis currently sits 999 wins in his high school coaching career, but Monday night, it was all Marion County after a little bit of a rough start by the Warriors.
“Sequatchie County is extremely athletic and extremely talented,” Ellis said. “Their triangle took us out of it a little bit, but Beanna Vinson got on track and started to control the court. If they were going to leave her open, we were going to let her shoot.”
The Warriors started to grab the lead and never looked back, leading by ten points at the half. They continued to let on in the second half, stretching to lead to 20 points. That margin allowed for a lot of 2nd-string player to get in the game and play late.
In the fourth quarter as a point guard, Sequatchie County’s Chloe Barger picked up six while playing against Marion County’s starting lineup early in the fourth. Eventually, it turned into a JV game with about three minutes left in the fourth quarter.
The Lady Warriors travel to Richard Hardy on Tuesday while the Indians host Whitwell on Thursday as Davis continues his quest for 1,000 wins.
MCHS — 14 | 11 | 17 | 12 || 54
SCHS — 8 | 7 | 7 | 12 || 34
MCHS (54) — Breanna Vinson (14), Emily Webb (14), Hannah Phillips (12)
SCHS (34) — Jordan Smith (10), Chloe Barger (7), Ireland Burch (6)