The Marshfield Blue Jays boys basketball team opened the season at home against Conway Tuesday, Nov. 23. The Jays secured the win by 37 points, 61-24.
“With it being our first game we don’t know what to expect,” Adam Carpenter varsity head coach stated. “I feel like everyone played well. I really like how we shared the ball and we shot the ball really well.”
Peyton McBride, a senior for Marshfield, started the first quarter out strong leading the team with 11 points and making 3 three-pointers. With Zack Mings contributing 6 points, Issac Brown contributing 2 points and Merrick Dennis contributing 3 points to McBrides 11. The Bears started the game in double digits scoring a collective 11 points.
Keeping the momentum from the first quarter, the Jays added 16 more to their already tallied 22 points, finishing the half with 38. The Bears scored 9 more points but not enough to stop the Blue Jays. Owen Curley lead Marshfield in the second quarter with 5 points as other team members helped add to the score board ending the half 38-20.
“The biggest thing was being under control on offense,” added Carpenter. “We had a high assist and low turn over game and that’s something we talk about. Coming into the first game you never know. Sometimes we have guys that come out and do things that are different than what we practice and I don’t feel like that was the case.”
As the second half progressed, both teams continued to add to the board. The Bears attempted to close the gap but were unable to do stop a solid Blue Jay offense. Marshfield stayed ahead in the third quarter while the Bears scraped up 2 points to add to the score. Though the Jays still had a 31 point lead going into the fourth.
At 53-22, the Jays did not slow down, scoring 15 more points. Marshfield took the game winning 68-24. With a record of 1-0 the Jays will be participating in the Pierce City Invitational Tournament and will return to Marshfield for a home game on Tuesday, Dec. 14 against Camdenton.
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