Marietta Continues Offensive Explosion Against Chatham

By
Austin Carpenter

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Updated Mon, Nov 25, 2013 2:21 pm

Marietta improved to 3-1 on the season following a 93-61 rout of Chatham University. For the first time in school history, the Pioneers scored over 90 points for the third straight game.

Scoring the first 10 points of the game, the Pios led, 55-29, at the half. They never looked back, as they shot nearly 50% from the field.

To start the second half, Marietta went on an 18-4 run and, with just under 13 minutes left, led by 39, 73-34. The Pios had four players in double figures, including freshman Mackenzie Liedtke, who had 16. Junior Candice Alexander had 12 points and seniors Paige Lamb and Tori Dixon each had 10.

There was also history made Saturday afternoon. Dixon had two 3-pointers, which tied her with Amanda Carraher (2005-2009) for the most 3-point buckets in Marietta history with 162.

Marietta was dominant on the glass, as it outrebounded Chatham, 57-30. 13 different Pios had a rebound and junior Sierra Sigman grabbed a game-high seven.

Marietta just outplayed Chatham in all aspects of the game. They shot 46% from the field, 44% from behind the arc and 70% from the free throw line.

Marietta does not play again until after Thanksgiving when the Pioneers host the 29th annual Jim Meagle Turkey Shoot sponsored by BSN Sports. The Pios will open the tournament with a matchup against Mount St. Joseph (0-3) at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. Kenyon and Ohio Valley play at 7:30 p.m.

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