The Marysville Getchell girls basketball team welcomed the Mariner Marauders for their first home game of the new season on Nov. 27.
The Chargers immediately got off to a hot start, as they opened up the game on a 15-1 run over the Marauders. With good defense and ball movement, Marysville Getchell was able to keep a huge lead throughout the first half and enter halftime up 31-9.
In the second half the Marauders couldn’t find an answer for the Chargers as they only scored four points in the third quarter, while allowing 10. Mariner started to get more aggressive in the final quarter as they almost doubled their score, 21, but still fell short. Marysville Getchell walked away with the 50-21 victory in their season opener.
“The girls needed to play a team to see where we’re at and where we need to make adjustments. They proved that they could run the basics so now we are able to add some new wrinkles and continue to elevate our level of play. I was excited about their ability to adjust and their enthusiasm from beginning to end,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Shannon Grandbois.
The Chargers senior backcourt of Sydney Norton and Kiki Green played a big role in the victory. Norton filled the stat sheet as she scored nine points, dished out four assists, three rebounds, five steals and two blocks. Green scored a game-high 11 points with one three-pointer, one assist and five steals.
Marysville Getchell’s junior frontcourt played a key role as well as Brionna Palm and Alexus Atkins dominated the paint. Palm finished with nine points, one steal and an impressive game-high in rebounds at 14. Atkins scored six points, grabbed nine rebounds, one steal and two blocks.
After losing last season due to injury, junior Maddy Grandbois made an impact coming off the bench. She scored six points and led the game in three pointers, with two, as well as tallying one rebound and one block.
If you want to come out and support the Chargers, their next home game will be against the Cedarcrest Red Wolves on Friday, Dec. 14, at 7:15 p.m.