O’Neill saves Marion — twice

Alli O’Neill isn’t the first option in Marion’s offense. Nor the second or third.

But she saved the Indians’ bacon Tuesday night. Twice.

O’Neill converted a three-point play with 12 seconds left to give the Indians a 50-48 lead, then — after Williamsburg’s Hannah Wilson made two free throws to tie it — grabbed a deflected 3-point attempt by Sam Rinehart, turned and beat the buzzer to give the Indians a 52-50 win.

“I’ve got shivers,” said O’Neill, who came into the game averaging 4.7 points per game but scored 11 Tuesday.

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3 Responses to “O’Neill saves Marion — twice”

  1. O’Neill saves Marion — twice | IowaPrepSports.com Says:

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  2. Steve Says:

    Ya, If Marion doesn’t start playing a more balanced game,
    they will fall short of the State Crown again this year. They are very easy to prepare for, because they are a one dimensional team.
    They live by the three’s and will die by the three point shot.
    It would be nice if the coach realized this! They are too predictable!

  3. jtlinder Says:

    I don’t think I would say Marion’s too predictable or one-dimensional. You have to use your outside game when your best post is 5-9 and your other post is inexperienced.

    Don’t forget … Williamsburg’s pretty darn good. That team will be a factor in its regional.

    Marion is not an overwhelming team, but a very good team that can play with just about anyone when it’s on. The fact that someone other than Paige, Fish or Rinehart helped them in the clutch certainly won’t hurt as the season progresses.

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