MARYSVILLE – Marysville got to open their girls and boys basketball seasons at home, and Bulldog fans were certainly happy on Thursday night.
The two Bulldog squads combined to defeat Axtell, 133-65.
In the boys matchup, Marysville got out to a huge lead, forcing 19 turnovers in the contest, including 12 in the first quarter. They led 48-13 at the half. Gabe Pieschl led the way with 22 points and Bryson Meinhardt had 12, as the Bulldogs won, 66-23.
It was more of the same in the girls game. The Lady Bulldogs got great performances out of Sydney Pacha (20 points), Kali Crome (14 points) and Nichole Franco (11 points). They controlled the game throughout and came out on top, 67-42. Axtell is the state runner-up from last season in 1A-II.