Marion defeats Angola to advance to 3A regional final

In the first game of the Class 3A Regional at Marion High School on Saturday morning, the host Giants punched their ticket to the championship game, using another strong defensive effort to defeat the Angola Hornets, 59-38.

The Giants built a 19-9 lead after the first quarter and never trailed, building a double-digit advantage they would not relinquish. Marion led 35-18 at halftime and 44-31 after the third quarter before cruising to the 21-point victory.

JK Thomas led the Giants with 18 points, while freshman Rasheed Jones scored 17 and Jalen Blackmon added 13 in Marion’s triumph.

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