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Demon Basketball Ends Calendar Year Battling Marion

Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 at 7:00 am
Author: Nate Gonner-KCII Sports

The Washington Demon basketball programs end the first half of the season on the road. The Demons travel to Marion tonight, battling the Indians in a varsity non-conference doubleheader. This marks the second road game of the season for both Demon basketball programs.

The Washington Demon girls’ basketball team (2-4 overall; 0-2 Southeast) first half offensive woes continued Friday versus the No. 7 Keokuk Chiefs (6-1 overall). The Demons were held to six first half points as the Chiefs cruised to a 48-31 victory. Senior forward Addie Pacha scored eight of her team-high nine points in the second half, bringing down five rebounds in the setback.

It’s been a fast start for the Marion Indians girls’ basketball team (5-2 overall), who have won five of their first seven games of the season. Sophomore Chloe Rice leads Marion in scoring, averaging 13.9 points per game.

The Demon boys’ basketball team (2-4 overall) fell 79-69 in their latest game versus the Keokuk Chiefs (3-4 overall) Friday in Washington. Senior Derek Anding poured in a game-best 27 points to lead Washington in the loss. He has scored 80 points combined over the past three games.

The Indians (2-5 overall) enter tonight’s battle on a three-game losing skid. Marion’s offensive numbers have dipped recently, averaging 41 points the last four games compared to 58.3 points the first three contests of the year. Jacob Manderscheid leads the Indians in scoring, posting a median score of 12.4 points a game.

The final Washington varsity basketball games of the calendar year are set for tonight in Marion. KCII Sports will have live play-by-play coverage starting with the Washington Hy-Vee Pregame Show at 5:45 p.m. The girls game is schedule to tip off at 6:15 p.m. with the boys to follow on FM 106.1 and KCIIRadio.com.